Incapacity Planning

Fatal Accident in Dallas County Reminds us of the Need for Estate Planning

On Labor Day this year, a 17-year-old was involved in a fatal car accident in Dallas County, after speeding through an intersection at 87 miles per hour.  She has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following the death of the couple whose vehicle she struck.  The couple’s teenaged daughter survived the wreck. … Continue Reading

Free Report: Texas Incapacity Planning – The Specifics

People who become incapacitated don’t just suddenly stop having to pay bills, manage their property, or deal with the other responsibilities that need to be looked after. This is why creating a statutory durable power of attorney is such an essential part of creating a comprehensive estate plan. Topics covered in this report include: Statutory… 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 a First Party Special Needs Trust?

A first party special needs trust is a type of trust that could be used by someone who is disabled. People with disabilities often rely on government benefits that are only available to people who can prove that they have financial need. One of them is Medicaid, which is a government run health insurance program…. Continue Reading

Texas Estate Planning Tip Sheet

Tip 1. Your estate is what you leave behind after you die. Everyone has an estate. Whether you are wealthy, old, young, a parent, single, or anything else, you have, or more specifically will have, an estate. Your estate is simply the collection of possessions, money, and other property you leave behind after you die,… Continue Reading