Disabled veterans are entitled to benefits from service

Everyday, but especially today, we are grateful for our veterans. Many veterans are unaware of the benefits that are available to them because of their service. In addition to federal benefits like Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability...

Proactive planning limits estate recovery

It is no secret that the cost of long-term care can be out of reach for many families. Often, those families turn to state Medicaid programs to help pay for care for a loved one, and then are surprised to receive a bill upon their loved one’s death. Estate recovery,...

Texas Code prohibits scattering ashes without a will

In Texas, only those individuals who execute a will prior to passing away may elect to have their ashes scattered following cremation. Section § 711.002 of the Texas Health and Safety Code states that the remains of a person who passed away without a will must be...

Home care can help many seniors maintain independence

After an injury or hospital stay, the first thing many people think is, “when can I go home?” Home is a comfortable, familiar place. A person knows where his things are, has his favorite place to sit and read a book or watch TV and can control his surroundings. The...

Review your plan regularly to avoid primetime drama

When wills make an appearance on TV or in the movies, they’re usually the subject of family drama. So-and-so was left out of the will, or So-and-so was not even born at the time the will was made. This post will deal with the latter situation. Wills – along with the...

Pack a plan for students heading to college

There is so much to prepare and pack before a child leaves for his or her first semester of college. Arguably, in the excitement of the preparation, many families overlook one of the most critical pieces of the plan – which is the answer to the question: what do we do...