Elder Law

Resources for Seniors in the Dallas Area

Dallas has a wealth of resources for seniors in the area.  The Senior Source is one of those resources, with the mission of improving the “quality of life of older adults in the greater Dallas area through protection, eldercare, financial security, advocacy, volunteerism, and employment services.” The Senior Source is the first choice in nonprofit… Continue Reading

What an Elder Law Attorney Does

It is not unusual for attorneys, much like physicians, to specialize in a certain area of the law.  There are so many areas of specialty in the legal field, but few clients are aware of the field of elder law or what an elder law attorney does.  An elder law attorney typically handles all legal issues… Continue Reading

Dallas Nursing Home Costs on the Rise

The need for long-term care can be brought on by illness or serious injury.  In some situations, the need for assistance with daily activities often leads to long-term care need.  Unfortunate for seniors, the cost of long-term care continues to climb in our country.  According to some industry surveys, the average cost for a private… Continue Reading

Incapacity Planning FAQ: What Is the Correct Power of Attorney?

A comprehensive, properly constructed estate plan will account for end-of-life issues. While incapacity planning can seem like something that happens to a limited number of people, when you examine the facts, see that a very significant percentage of senior citizens become unable to handle all of their own decision making eventually. Studies have found that… Continue Reading

Medicaid Planning: Did I Wait Too Long?

You may feel as though the Medicaid program is irrelevant to you. After all, Medicaid is a government health insurance program for people with virtually no financial resources, right? Indeed, Medicaid is a need-based government health insurance program. It is jointly administered by the state government along with the federal government. Most seniors will qualify… Continue Reading

Veterans Benefits Can Help With Long-Term Care Costs

The people who serve our country in the United States military are true heroes. Since 911, we have been very active around the world, and thousands upon thousands of our countrymen and women have put their lives on the line to preserve our freedoms here on American soil. When people risk their lives and subject… Continue Reading

Study Examines Dallas Area Long-Term Care Costs

Many people during our current era try to do everything possible to keep themselves fit and healthy. There is a lot of information out there, and things are different than they were 30 or 40 years ago. Yes, it is great to indulge from time to time, but there is so much relevant information available… Continue Reading

What Is the Difference Between SSI and SSDI?

There are a number of different government programs that are used by people who have disabilities. Some people qualify for SSI, which is an acronym that stands for Supplemental Security Income. Others qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments. In this blog post, we will look at the distinctions between these two government programs…. Continue Reading

What Is the Medicaid Look-Back?

Before we provide an explanation of the Medicaid look-back, we should explain why Medicaid should be on your radar if you are going to qualify for Medicare coverage at the age of 65. It is true that Medicaid and Medicare are both government run health insurance programs. If you qualify for Medicare when you attain… Continue Reading

What Is a Family Wealth Trust?

There are many different things to take into consideration when you are devising your estate plan. What is important for one person may not be important for the next, so you should understand the facts and act in a fully informed manner. Personalized attention is of great value, because your plan should be custom crafted… Continue Reading