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Will Your Estate Go to Your Family? 4 Ways to Avoid Probate in TexasProbate court can be a long, costly, and confusing process. Imagine that one of your loved ones has just died. The last thing...Understanding the Duties of GuardianshipAs your parent ages, there may come a time when you must take on guardianship for your parent, accepting legal responsibility...Nursing Home Care and Medicaid EligibilityThink again if you thought Medicaid planning only included meeting strict income and asset limits for long-term care coverage...Texas Guardianship: You Can Plan for These 2 SituationsGetting a Texas Guardianship can be a complicated, stressful process. In most situations that require a guardianship, you wil...Guardianship for Individuals with Special Needs: 5 Reasons Its Important When They Turn 18Most parents sit back and watch as their children turn 18 and leave home. But what about parents of children with special nee...Nursing Home Care: Do You Meet the Texas State Medicaid Eligibility Requirements?Older adults or persons with disabilities may require long-term care. This can include nursing homes or other assisted living...Estate Probate Lawyer: Estate Planning Is Not Scary but Failing to Plan Can Be a NightmareEstate planning is usually the last thing on our minds, especially if we’re young and healthy. Unfortunately, tragedy can str...The Importance of Keeping an Eye on Nursing Homes and Rehab FacilitiesGovernment oversight of long-term care facilities is deeply problematic, according to a recent New York Times report. Inspect...3 Reasons to You Should Consider a Special Needs TrustIn its simplest form, estate planning requires careful consideration. When you are the parent of a child with special needs, ...Medicaid and Inheritances: Planning Ahead Is EssentialMedicaid and inheritances can be tricky affairs, and mistakes can cost a lot of money. When a person is drawing Medicaid bene...Medicaid Penalty Period AvoidanceIf you want to receive federal assistance through Medicaid for nursing home care, assisted living, in-home care, or adult fos...Special Needs Trusts and ABLE AccountsThose who have loved ones with disabilities and wish to save money tax-free often create special needs trusts (SNTs) to suppl...Co-Parenting During Divorce: How to Work Together for Your ChildrenDivorce can prove to be a contentious time for you and your former spouse. Dividing assets can lead to heated disagreements. ...Financial Planning for Special Needs ChildrenSpecial needs children present a unique challenge for estate planning. Optimizing your estate to use, enhance, and enrich ass...Special Needs Guardianship: A Short Guide for ParentsWhen a child becomes an adult at age 18, they gain the right to make decisions about their life, their finances, and their he...Matagorda County Attorney: How to Handle the Holidays for Kids of DivorceAs a Matagorda County attorney, I hear about it all the time. The holidays can be a difficult time for children whose parents...Obtaining Guardianship of an Adult Child in TexasGuardianship is a legal proceeding in which the court gives a responsible party (usually a family member) full or partial dec...How to Find a Divorce Lawyer Who Is Perfect for Your CaseDivorce is difficult enough without having to find a divorce lawyer who is the right fit for your case. Most people have no e...