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  Blaine P. Brockman, Esq ., is an attorney with Hickman & Lowder Co. LPA and manages the office in Dublin, OH.  He focuses his practice on special needs estate planning, special education, elder law, public benefits, probate, and guardianship.  Brockman is a member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He served for 12 years on the Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities and is on the boards of the ARC, Community Housing Network, Advocacy and Protective Services Inc., and Creative Housing. He received his J.D. from Capital University Law School with honors.

Blaine P. Brockman, Esq., is an attorney with Hickman & Lowder Co. LPA and manages the office in Dublin, OH.  He focuses his practice on special needs estate planning, special education, elder law, public benefits, probate, and guardianship.  Brockman is a member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He served for 12 years on the Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities and is on the boards of the ARC, Community Housing Network, Advocacy and Protective Services Inc., and Creative Housing. He received his J.D. from Capital University Law School with honors.

Ask Me Anything!  Question and Answer Session on Special Needs Planning

Postponed - new date coming soon!

presenter: Blaine P. Brockman, Esq., Hickman & Lowder Co. LPA

Continue the conversation with Blaine Brockman! As a follow-up to the Special Needs Planning: Making a Good Life Possible webinar, Attorney Brockman will address questions from participants on topics covered in his April presentation.

Attendees of this Q & A session are encouraged to watch the recorded Special Needs Planning: Making a Good Life Possible webinar, available on this website, prior to participating.


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  Kathryn Bryan, Ph.D.   received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Kent State University in behavioral neuroscience. After spending several years as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University, and the Cleveland VA Medical Center, Katy decided to make a career change. Skylight Financial Group was the beneficiary of this when she decided to become a financial planner. She has served on the boards of Medina Creative Housing, the Renee Jones Empowerment Center, and A Place for Us. In addition, she is currently on the Executive Board for the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging and Connecting for Kids.

Kathryn Bryan, Ph.D. received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Kent State University in behavioral neuroscience. After spending several years as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University, and the Cleveland VA Medical Center, Katy decided to make a career change. Skylight Financial Group was the beneficiary of this when she decided to become a financial planner. She has served on the boards of Medina Creative Housing, the Renee Jones Empowerment Center, and A Place for Us. In addition, she is currently on the Executive Board for the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging and Connecting for Kids.

Financial Strategies for Families with Special Needs: What's in Your Toolbox?

RECORDED LIVE ON Wednesday, may 23, 2018
12 - 1 pm edt

presenterS: katy bryan, ph.d. AND BRYCE SMETANA, skylight financial group

Join the Skylight Financial Group Special Needs Planning Team for a free educational webinar for families and individuals with special needs. Learn how a financial professional can serve as the manager/coordinator in the planning process and help you to prepare for the financial well-being of your loved ones. Topics will include letters of intent, government benefits, tax tips, life care planning and more.

Sample scenarios will be provided, and attendees will be able to ask questions and engage through online polls during the webinar.

  Blaine P. Brockman, Esq . at the 2017 OCALICON conference in Columbus, Ohio   Blaine P. Brockman, Esq ., is an attorney with Hickman & Lowder Co. LPA and manages the office in Dublin, OH.  He focuses his practice on special needs estate planning, special education, elder law, public benefits, probate, and guardianship.  Brockman is a member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He served for 12 years on the Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities and is on the boards of the ARC, Community Housing Network, Advocacy and Protective Services Inc., and Creative Housing. He received his J.D. from Capital University Law School with honors.

Blaine P. Brockman, Esq. at the 2017 OCALICON conference in Columbus, Ohio

Blaine P. Brockman, Esq., is an attorney with Hickman & Lowder Co. LPA and manages the office in Dublin, OH.  He focuses his practice on special needs estate planning, special education, elder law, public benefits, probate, and guardianship.  Brockman is a member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He served for 12 years on the Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities and is on the boards of the ARC, Community Housing Network, Advocacy and Protective Services Inc., and Creative Housing. He received his J.D. from Capital University Law School with honors.

Special Needs Planning: Making a Good Life Possible

RECORDED LIVE ON THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018

PRESENTER: BLAINE P. BROCKMAN, ESQ., HICKMAN & LOWDER CO. LPA

Public benefit asset and income limits make living a good life difficult.  Eligibility for important special needs benefits such as Medicaid and SSI is at risk if you earn or have savings above these limits.  Join us to learn about planning techniques (trusts, ABLE accounts and more) used to help preserve assets and eligibility, allowing you or your loved one to live a full and enriched life.

During this webinar, Attorney Blaine Brockman will address commonly asked questions such as:

  • How can working people handle the income limits? How can money from an inheritance or a settlement be protected?
  • Are there plans allowing for long term savings for individuals with disabilities?   
  • What are the different types of SSA benefits (SSI and SSDI) based on disability?  What is a Medicaid Waiver?
  • Do I need a special needs trust? How is that different from an ABLE account?

Sample scenarios will be provided, and attendees will be able to ask questions and engage through online polls during the webinar.