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Will Medicaid Take My Dad’s House?

My father’s health is failing, and his mind is starting to slip. He needs to go a nursing home, but he doesn’t have enough money to pay for one. I think he’d qualify for Medicaid, but I’m afraid Medicaid will take his house. Is there anything you can do…
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Should I Do My Will Before I Get Married?

I am a slightly older woman (age 66) and am planning to marry in 2018. Should we wait until we are married to complete our Wills and other estate planning documents? When are prenups usually completed? We both have property we want to exclude from normal marital legal arrangements.…
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All, Estate Planning, Long Term Care Planning, Special Needs Trusts

Planning for a Disabled Child

My husband and I have a 32-year-old disabled son. My friend who’s also a social worker says I should set up a trust for him. Is this something your office can help me with? You are right to talk to an elder law attorney about planning ahead for a…
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Let’s Talk About Dying

I’m a healthy 65-year-old woman, and I’ve been a hospital nurse for decades. Anyway, I have seen a lot of people die, and I have some pretty strong opinions regarding life support. What can I do to ensure my end-of-life wishes are fulfilled when the time comes? What a…
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Do I Need a Guardianship or an Aging Life Professional?

I went home for the holidays to see my mom. She’s a 75-year-old widow who’s always been very independent. I was really surprised when I saw her. She’s lost a lot of weight and her house is really messy. She seems to have given up on life since my…
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What do I need, a Trust or a Will?

I’m a healthy 59-year-old man, but I know I won’t live forever. I was thinking about getting a Will drawn up, but my friends just got a Revocable Living Trust, and they are saying I should get a Trust instead. What do I need, a Trust or a Will?…
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Smart Steps for Doing Your Own Medicaid Application

Here are some smart steps to take when preparing a Medicaid application: If your loved one has mental capacity, make sure there is a Durable (Financial) Power of Attorney in place. This document is vital for you to gain access to their financial records when you are filling out the…
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What Documents Do I Need If I Get Coronavirus?

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 uncertain times. Hopefully, you will stay well, but it’s a good idea…
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