Take Simple Steps Early to Protect Your    
  Most Important Asset: The Family Home 

On August 1, 2016, Ohio changed its Medicaid regulations regarding the treatment of the home.  Federal and State Medicaid laws recognize that the family home is often times the largest asset of an individual, and Medicaid rules account for the reality that the family home is critical to the well-being of a spouse, a child, or other family members.  Still, the changes in the law make protection of the house even more difficult and cumbersome.  Now more than ever, early planning involving the relatively simple act of transferring the home into an irrevocable trust can ensure that the home will remain in the family for generations, regardless of the need for long-term care.


  From Our Blog: What's Happening to
  Services in the DD System?

The past three years have seen developments which are leading to sweeping, radical changes to the system of services for persons with developmental disabilities (DD).  Many families have become confused and anxious about these changes.  While we cannot remove anxiety about how the system will evolve over the next few years, we can offer some clarity about why the changes are happening.


Volume 6, Issue 5


We are pleased to once again be included among the U.S. News - Best Lawyers® " Best Law Firms" for 2017. This year, Hickman & Lowder was recognized in the following areas: Cleveland Tier 1: Education Law, Elder Law, Litigation - Trusts & Estates and Cleveland Tier 2: Trusts & Estates Law.


Attorney John Harrison discusses funding the care for people with disabilities through waivers.

Happy Holidays!

We wish you and your loved ones peace, health, and happiness this holiday season and during the year ahead.

The Attorneys and Staff of
Hickman & Lowder

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