Estate Planning and Elder Law

Plan for and protect your future with a  comprehensive, custom solution, both pre-planning and in crisis.

Professional. Personable. Detailed.

Inspired by the advocacy needed later in life by her beloved grandparents, Larae Schraeder founded Schraeder Law LLC, with a focus on Estate Planning and Elder Law. Larae and the Schraeder Law team help clients of all ages plan for the issues her own family faced without legal counsel.

Larae Schraeder, Esq.

A testament to her motivation, Larae earned her Juris Doctor summa cum laude from Capital Law School while working full time at a Fortune 100 company. She served as Editor-in-Chief of the Capital University Law Review, as an extern for two federal judges, and as a law clerk at legal clinics for low-income clients. Larae earned the American Legal Institute Scholarship and Leadership Award, and became the inaugural recipient of the Excellence in Pro Bono Service Award for helping others.

Larae is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the American Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association, and the Ohio State Bar Association’s Estate Planning and Elder Law groups. She is a volunteer board member with the Upper Arlington Commission on Aging.

Prior to being licensed to practice law in Ohio, Larae graduated from Kenyon College magna cum laude and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. For twenty-five years, Larae has proudly served in various capacities as a Kenyon volunteer, including roles as the President of the Alumni Council, and as a member of the Board of Trustees. She is a  9th-generation Ohioan, an avid genealogist, and a (self-proclaimed) mediocre cyclist. Larae lives in Columbus with her husband and two shelter pets.


Our Services


A Last Will and Testament expresses your wishes for who should receive your property and have custody of your minor children.


A trust is an agreement between you and the trustee who holds your property for your beneficiaries.

General Durable Power of Attorney

A General Durable Power of Attorney allows someone to handle your financial and personal affairs while you are living.

Health Care Power of Attorney & Living Will

A Health Care Power of Attorney allows someone to make health-related decisions if you are unable; a Living Will allows doctors to end life support in certain circumstances.

Medicaid Planning & Qualification

Medicaid planning occurs before applying for long-term care. It may be as simple as collecting documents, or as comprehensive as re-structuring your finances.

Probate - Estate Administration

The process during which the Probate Court works with your Executor to distribute any property you own when you die.

Special Needs

Special Needs planning is a broad category that includes making legal and financial arrangements for someone with a disability.

Business Formation & Business Succession Planning

Business formation involves choice of entity, filing of the necessary documentation and preparation of organizational agreements for your business. We will assist with your business planning needs to make sure your business remains in control of a family member or goes to a third party.

Who We Serve

  • Young adults and newlyweds seeking their first Estate Plans
  • Growing and blended families wishing to update Estate Plans
  • Individuals and couples who have acquired wealth and wish to establish a trust
  • Older adults seeking Medicaid advice or asset protection trusts
  • Adults who handled their parents’ chaotic affairs and want to spare their children from the same experience
  • Family members administering the estate of a departed loved one

Contact Us

Please contact Schraeder Law directly at
(614) 810-1221

The Team

Rodrigo E. Horna


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Carol Vanderbilt

Operations Manager

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Cheryl Whatley

Business Solutions Director

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Kala Sue Bush

Finance Manager

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Alex Irvin

Staff Assistant

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