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Mark Holwager

Holwager & Holwager, Attorneys at Law, P.C.

Mark Holwager

Holwager & Holwager, Attorneys at Law, P.C.

Mark Holwager

Holwager & Holwager, Attorneys at Law, P.C.

Mr. Holwager focuses his law practice on long term care funding solutions, estate and trust planning and administration, and real estate matters. Mark graduated from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis in December of 2013 and was sworn-in to the Indiana State Bar and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana in May of 2014. He holds his B.A. from DePauw University in Greencastle Indiana where he majored in Religious Studies before realizing what a ministry elder law can be!

Mark is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association as well as the Indiana State Bar Association and its Probate, Trust, & Real Property and Elder Law Sections. In Law school, Mark served as the IU McKinney student liaison for the Indiana State Bar’s Elder Law Section and is currently the section’s secretary-treasurer.

A member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, (NAELA) Mark has served on the Indiana NAELA chapter Board of Directors and has spoken at seminars hosted by the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF) and the National Business Institute (NBI).

Mark is a frequent presenter at community and not-for-profit events seeking to educate others on the legal intricacies of leaving one’s legacy and the avenues by which individuals can seek public assistance in discharging the growing costs of health care for the Elderly.

Mark is a member of the Beech Grove Lion’s Club and resides on Indy’s south side with his wife Laralyn, their dog, Lola, and two cats Albert and Spooky. The Holwagers welcomed their first child, Edward, in October of 2017 and he keeps mom and dad busy!

Firm Description

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Elder Law
  • Estate & Trust Planning
  • Probate
  • Trust Administration
  • Small Estates
  • Guardianship
  • Medicare Coverage Issues
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Medicaid Funding
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Veteran’s Administration Aid & Attendance Benefit Planning

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1818 Main St
Beech Grove, IN 46107

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Medicaid 101
What Medicaid Covers

In addition to nursing home care, Medicaid may cover home care and some care in an assisted living facility. Coverage in your state may depend on waivers of federal rules.

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How to Qualify for Medicaid

To be eligible for Medicaid long-term care, recipients must have limited incomes and no more than $2,000 (in most states). Special rules apply for the home and other assets.

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Medicaid’s Protections for Spouses

Spouses of Medicaid nursing home residents have special protections to keep them from becoming impoverished.

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In addition to nursing home care, Medicaid may cover home care and some care in an assisted living facility. Coverage in your state may depend on waivers of federal rules.

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How to Qualify for Medicaid

To be eligible for Medicaid long-term care, recipients must have limited incomes and no more than $2,000 (in most states). Special rules apply for the home and other assets.

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Medicaid’s Protections for Spouses

Spouses of Medicaid nursing home residents have special protections to keep them from becoming impoverished.

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Medicaid Planning Strategies

Careful planning for potentially devastating long-term care costs can help protect your estate, whether for your spouse or for your children.

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Estate Recovery: Can Medicaid Take My House After I’m Gone?

If steps aren't taken to protect the Medicaid recipient's house from the state’s attempts to recover benefits paid, the house may need to be sold.

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Help Qualifying and Paying for Medicaid, Or Avoiding Nursing Home Care

There are ways to handle excess income or assets and still qualify for Medicaid long-term care, and programs that deliver care at home rather than in a nursing home.

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Are Adult Children Responsible for Their Parents’ Care?

Most states have laws on the books making adult children responsible if their parents can't afford to take care of themselves.

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Applying for Medicaid

Applying for Medicaid is a highly technical and complex process, and bad advice can actually make it more difficult to qualify for benefits.

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Alternatives to Medicaid

Medicare's coverage of nursing home care is quite limited. For those who can afford it and who can qualify for coverage, long-term care insurance is the best alternative to Medicaid.

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ElderLaw 101
Estate Planning

Distinguish the key concepts in estate planning, including the will, the trust, probate, the power of attorney, and how to avoid estate taxes.

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Grandchildren

Learn about grandparents’ visitation rights and how to avoid tax and public benefit issues when making gifts to grandchildren.

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Guardianship/Conservatorship

Understand when and how a court appoints a guardian or conservator for an adult who becomes incapacitated, and how to avoid guardianship.

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Health Care Decisions

We need to plan for the possibility that we will become unable to make our own medical decisions. This may take the form of a health care proxy, a medical directive, a living will, or a combination of these.

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Estate Planning

Distinguish the key concepts in estate planning, including the will, the trust, probate, the power of attorney, and how to avoid estate taxes.

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Grandchildren

Learn about grandparents’ visitation rights and how to avoid tax and public benefit issues when making gifts to grandchildren.

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Guardianship/Conservatorship

Understand when and how a court appoints a guardian or conservator for an adult who becomes incapacitated, and how to avoid guardianship.

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Health Care Decisions

We need to plan for the possibility that we will become unable to make our own medical decisions. This may take the form of a health care proxy, a medical directive, a living will, or a combination of these.

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Long-Term Care Insurance

Understand the ins and outs of insurance to cover the high cost of nursing home care, including when to buy it, how much to buy, and which spouse should get the coverage.

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Medicare

Learn who qualifies for Medicare, what the program covers, all about Medicare Advantage, and how to supplement Medicare’s coverage.

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Retirement Planning

We explain the five phases of retirement planning, the difference between a 401(k) and an IRA, types of investments, asset diversification, the required minimum distribution rules, and more.

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Senior Living

Find out how to choose a nursing home or assisted living facility, when to fight a discharge, the rights of nursing home residents, all about reverse mortgages, and more.

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Social Security

Get a solid grounding in Social Security, including who is eligible, how to apply, spousal benefits, the taxation of benefits, how work affects payments, and SSDI and SSI.

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Special Needs Planning

Learn how a special needs trust can preserve assets for a person with disabilities without jeopardizing Medicaid and SSI, and how to plan for when caregivers are gone.

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Veterans Benefits

Explore benefits for older veterans, including the VA’s disability pension benefit, aid and attendance, and long-term care coverage for veterans and surviving spouses.

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