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Will Medicaid Take My Dad’s House?

By, Jody Hudspeth, Paralegal for The Law Offices of Carol Bertsch, PC One of the many hats I wear as a paralegal is answering phone calls and emails from concerned loved ones and caregivers. This column, “The Elder Law Askit Basket”, features some of the scenarios we hear on…
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All, Estate Planning, Long Term Care Planning, Special Needs Trusts

My mom was just diagnosed with Alzheimer’s—What Should I Do Now?

By, Jody Hudspeth, Paralegal for The Law Offices of Carol Bertsch, PC One of the many hats I wear as a paralegal is answering phone calls and emails from concerned loved ones and caregivers. This column, “The Elder Law Askit Basket”, features some of the scenarios we hear on…
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Should I Do My Will Before I Get Married?

By, Jody Hudspeth, Paralegal for The Law Offices of Carol Bertsch, PC One of the many hats I wear as a paralegal is answering phone calls and emails from concerned loved ones and caregivers. This column, “The Elder Law Askit Basket”, features some of the scenarios we hear on…
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All, Estate Planning, Long Term Care Planning, Special Needs Trusts

Planning for a Disabled Child

By, Jody Hudspeth, Paralegal for The Law Offices of Carol Bertsch, PC One of the many hats I wear as a paralegal is answering phone calls and emails from concerned loved ones and caregivers. This column, “The Elder Law Askit Basket”, features some of the scenarios we hear on…
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All, Probate

Is There a Time Limit for Probating My Dad’s Will?

By, Jody Hudspeth, Paralegal for The Law Offices of Carol Bertsch, PC One of the many hats I wear as a paralegal is answering phone calls and emails from concerned loved ones and caregivers. This column, “The Elder Law Askit Basket”, features some of the scenarios we hear on…
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All, Estate Planning

Let’s Talk About Dying

By, Jody Hudspeth, Paralegal for The Law Offices of Carol Bertsch, PC One of the many hats I wear as a paralegal is answering phone calls and emails from concerned loved ones and caregivers. This column, “The Elder Law Askit Basket”, features some of the scenarios we hear on…
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All, Long Term Care Planning

Do I Need a Guardianship or an Aging Life Professional?

By, Jody Hudspeth, Paralegal for The Law Offices of Carol Bertsch, PC One of the many hats I wear as a paralegal is answering phone calls and emails from concerned loved ones and caregivers. This column, “The Elder Law Askit Basket”, features some of the scenarios we hear on…
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All, Estate Planning, Probate

What do I need, a Trust or a Will?

By, Jody Hudspeth, Paralegal for The Law Offices of Carol Bertsch, PC One of the many hats I wear as a paralegal is answering phone calls and emails from concerned loved ones and caregivers. This column, “The Elder Law Askit Basket”, features some of the scenarios we hear on…
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All, Long Term Care Planning

Smart Steps for Doing Your Own Medicaid Application

By, Jody Hudspeth, Paralegal for The Law Offices of Carol Bertsch, PC As an elder law paralegal, the most labor-intensive task I perform is preparing a Medicaid application. It’s a lot of work. When I get word that one of our clients has been approved for Medicaid, I do…
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All, Estate Planning

What Documents Do I Need If I Get Coronavirus?

By, Jody Hudspeth, Paralegal for The Law Offices of Carol Bertsch, PC Coronavirus is all over the news and yes—it’s here in San Antonio, too. Fortunately, Bexar County residents are practicing social distancing to flatten the curve and save lives, including yours and your loved ones. We’re living in…
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