Wright Abshire, Attorneys
- Take note of changes in laws affecting older adults and people with disabilities
- The Probate Process in Texas When There is No Will
- Important Legal Documents to Have in Place
- Deciding whether to select an individual or corporate entity as trustee of a trust
- What are the advantages of including a Supplemental Care Trust for your spouse in your will?
- Lady Bird Deeds helpful to Medicaid long-term planning
- Helping family members with college costs
- Choosing a nursing home offers some challenges
- What is the Medicaid answer to excess income?
- Common and not so common questions about safe deposit boxes
- Who Makes Decisions About a Loved One’s Remains After Death?
- Here are property tax topics for veterans and older or disabled homeowners
- Can you own a farm, ranch, or other business and qualify for Medicaid?
- What is the difference between SSI and SSDI?
- Learn the Probate Process in Texas
- Medicaid for the Middle Class
- There’s more than one way to provide for a grandchild with disabilities
- What issues supersede premarital agreements?
- Benefits of Pre-Need Funeral Contracts
- Planning is Key for Caregivers
- Can my spouse’s heirs take part of my IRA?
- Texas ABLE accounts are for individuals with disabilities
- What is the Difference Between Estate Planning and Elder Law Planning?
- What are the do’s and don’ts of being an executor of a will?
- Will The State Take My Home After My Death If I Receive Medicaid?
- Do You Need a Supplemental Care Trust in Your Estate Plan?
- Elder Law: Elderly people should get estate planning documents done now
- How Well Is Your Estate Plan Prepared for the Pandemic?
- Medicaid offers some help at home
- Living wills, do-not-resuscitate orders differ
- Effect of COVID-19-Related Payments to Recipients of Medicaid, and other governmental benefits
- Texas Probate, although simple, some still try to avoid
- Giving Away Assets, Applying for Medicaid Can Produce Bad Results
- What is the SECURE Act of 2019?
- Will You Plan Now or Pay Later?
- The Roles of a Power of Attorney, Executor and Trustee Explained
- How Your Homestead Affects Your Medicaid Eligibility
- AARP May Help Older Citizens Avoid Poverty
- Seniors can get help from the BBB
- How Much Money Will You Leave Your Children?
- Navigate Medicaid Planning with Irrevocable Trusts
- Spending Card Protects Seniors, Disabled Persons
- To Whom Will Your Burial Plots Pass Upon Death?
- Learn About Legal Documents and Medicaid
- Medicaid Makes Serious Change to Treatment of Retirement Accounts
- Which Should I Have – A Living Trust or a Will?
- Coordinate Non-Probate Assets with Your Estate Plan
- Medicare Won’t Pay for Long-Term Care
- End of the Year Good Time to Get Those Estate Planning Documents Done
- Dying Without a Will Complicates Passing of Community Property
- Make a Plan for Those You Love
- New Rules Make Changes to Veterans’ Needs-Based Government Benefits
- Probating the Will in a Blended Marriage
- Later In Life Marriages Can Be Tricky Legally
- Trust Allows Assets to Pass to Disabled Family Members
- Do You Have to ‘Spend Down’ for Medicaid Requirements?
- Burial Benefits for Veterans Explained
- Keeping Separate Property Separate Isn’t Always Easy
- Do You Have Money Waiting to be Claimed in Texas Unclaimed Property Fund?
- Death, Taxes and Changes in the New Tax Act
- Estate Planning is Part of Retirement Planning
- When possible, It’s Best to Resolve Body Disposition Issues While Living
- Be Careful When Revoking Estate Plan
- New Laws Affect Powers of Attorney
- Some Unforeseen Issues Usually Arise for Survivors, Executor
- Don’t Miss Opportunity to Protect Your Home from Estate Recovery
- Nursing Home Residents Have Specific Rights
- Social Security: Many Fail to Apply for Death Benefit
- How Will You Pay for Long-Term Care?
- Elder Law: Special Needs Trusts and Public Benefits Examined
- Plan Well When Leaving Assets to One Child for Another Disabled Child
- Safeguarding Will Extremely Important
- Numerous Decisions Must be Made After Death of Loved One
- How Do People Choose Executors, Trustees and Agents?
- House Passes Special Needs Fairness Act
- Even George Washington Set Aside Time to Make a Will
- Here’s Something to Discuss with Graduating Grandchildren
- Misconceptions Abound About Common Medicaid
- Assess Alternative Retirement Withdrawal Strategies
- Gifting Aids Guardianship when Ward is Public Benefits Candidate
- Take Financial Care when Helping Grandchildren with College Costs
- Lifetime Giving Creates Impact on Taxes
- Consider Updating Last Will and Testament As Year Comes to Close
- Alzheimer’s affects rich, poor alike
- Note Qualifications Needed For Executor
- Medicaid planning legal only if service offered by attorney
- The Medicaid Application: A Tough Process
- Executor must have access to original will
- Long Term Care Medicaid Not Limited to Low Income
- When Medicaid Planning for Parent Encounters Sibling Rivalry
- Texas Medicaid Offers Home-Community-Based Waiver Services
- The Department of Veterans Affairs Proposes Three Year Look-Back for Gifts
- Can You Give Away All Assets Before Moving into Nursing Home?
- ABLE Act Designed to Promote Health, Independence, Quality of Life for Individuals with Disabilities
- Be Aware of the 2015 Public Benefits Update
- Moving to a Nursing Home? Ask about Ratio of Medicare to Medicaid Beds
- October is Special Needs Trust Month – so when do you need a Special Needs Trust?
- JTWROS Have Potential Risks
- Special-Needs Adult Children Need a Plan For Their Future
- Nursing Home Care Often Unavoidable
- Avoid Problems with Do-it-Yourself Estate Planning
- Trusts Affect Texas’ Homestead Exemption
- Expanded Compassionate Allowances List Shrinks SSA Applicant’s Wait
- ‘Home-grown’ Advice about Medicaid May Cause Harm
- Qualifying for Veteran’s Benefits Improves Care for Vets and Their Families
- Texas has a new Statutory Durable Power of Attorney
- Keep Documents with You on USB Cards
- The Heir Hunter Trap
- Elderly Drivers as Risky as Teens
- The Best Way to Revoke a Will Is to Make A New One
- Choosing a Nursing Home for a Loved One
- Communicating Your End-of Life Wishes
- Texas Drug Card benefits many, regardless of age or income
- What is Elder Law?
- Trust Protects Autistic Children
- Senior Financial Abuse ‘A Hidden Epidemic’
- New act clears up Estate, Gift tax confusion
- Planning helps long-distance caregivers lend a hand
- MERP doesn’t have to be a worrisome prospect
- Medicare open enrollment offers opportunity for beneficial changes
- Alternative ways to vote available for those eligible
- Medicare under the Affordable Care Act
- Trust Can Help Some Qualify for Nursing-Home Medicaid
- Life Care Planning: Preparing for Illness, Death
- It’s Best to be Proactive When it Comes to Post-Death Decisions
- Lady Bird Deeds a Mechanism for Medicaid Long-Term Planning
- Plan for Your Longevity
- Medicaid Now a Safety Net that Includes the Middle Class
- Consider Changing Needs when Choosing Retirement Community
- Hoarding Can Be Costly to Heirs
- Home for the Holidays?
- Caregiver Stress Not to be Ignored
- Before Your COBRA Coverage Ends
- Beware of Social Security Overpayments
- Discount Drug Programs Can Make a Difference – July
- Three Ways to Finance Long Term Care
- Recognize the ‘Four Ds’ of Mental Illness in Seniors
- Senior Financial Abuse ‘A Hidden Epidemic’
- The Elder Care Continuum Conundrum
- Estate Tax Laws in Place for 2011-2012
- Medicaid Provides Vital Services for Elderly and Children
- Scammers Target Seniors
- There are High-Risk Insurance Options
- Care-Giving Spouses Must Learn to Overcome Guilt
- Some Issues Supersede Premarital Agreements
- Divorce Has Special Problems for Seniors
- Houston Attorney to File Suit Against Nursing Homes that Violate Federal Law
- Social Security Expands Automatic Disability List
- Similar Estate Planning Terms are Confusing
- There’s More than One Plan to Provide for Disabled Grandchildren
- VA Benefits Not Just for Low-Income Families
- Medicaid Proposes Exemption of Real Property
- Approach of the New Year Signals a Time to be Proactive About Your Future
- When VA, Medicaid Rules Collide
- Title Company Reverses Policy on Medicaid Claims
- Attorneys Help with Medicaid Estate Recovery
- Note the New Changes in VA Claims Procedures
- When Should the Elderly Stop Driving
- Disinheriting A Child May Leave Scars
- Will I Lose My Home if I Accept Medicaid in a Nursing Home
- Trust Can Allow Assets to Pass to Disabled Family Members
- Relief Could Come for Disabled in Medicare Wait
- Life-Care Planning Helps Maintain Sense of Dignity
- In Texas, New Long-Term-Care Partnership Program Outlined
- Privatized MA Programs Can Hurt Beneficiaries
- Medicaid Is Not The Same In Every State
- Continuing-Care Retirement Communities Not for Everyone
- Veterans Often Overlook Benefits
- How Do You Talk to Elderly Parents When They are No Longer Able to Take Care of Themselves?
- Beware: Many Nursing Homes Don’t Follow Nursing Homes Reform Law
- SSA CHALLENGES ARC OF TEXAS TRUST
- Medicaid Programs often Overlooked
- Medicaid-Friendly Trusts
- 2008 Public Benefits Update
- Texas Passes Judicial Review of Medicaid Denials
- Medicaid Protects Holocaust Victims Receiving Reparation Payments
- New FDIC Limits Increase Insured Personal Savings for Retirement
- New Rules Regarding Assets, Medicaid Assistance
- Medicaid Makes it More Difficult for Seniors to Protect Assets
- Statutory Trust Helps Disabled Obtain Public Benefits
- Master Pooled Trust Allows Sheltering of Assets
- The Abuse of Annuities
- Medicaid Estate Recovery
- Reverse Mortgages
- Avoid Guardianships and Family Disharmony with Healthcare Planning
- Medical Power of Attorney
- Communicating End-of-Life Decisions Now May Avoid Problems Later
- Out of Hospital DNR May Avoid Disrupting Wish to Die at Home
- Who Will Transact Your Business When You No Longer Can?
- Housing Options for Older Adults
- State Retains Medicaid Technique to Help Preserve Spousal Assets
- Selecting a Nursing Home
- Lack of Knowledge or Bad Knowledge Hurts those Needing Benefits
- Transfer Rules for Medicaid Different Than IRS