Some People Don’t Need to Plan for the Cost of Long-Term Care

Some people do not need to plan for the cost of long-term care. That may sound like a shocking statement coming from an elder law attorney, but it’s true. Our firm holds seminars on many topics, one of which is “Don’t Go Broke in a...

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How Can $600 A Month in income be “too much” to the VA?

I actually got this question at a VA seminar I did in Lubbock recently. It happened at the break in the middle, as people got up to stretch their legs or grab another cup of coffee before I dove back into the main rules of eligibility for the VA...

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What Is Elder Law?

What is elder law? This is a question I get all the time, and for good reason. Much of what we do today in our office is informed by a reality that simply wasn’t true 30 years ago. That is: we are living longer, and are much more likely to need the...

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When Your Loved One Needs a Guardianship and How to Avoid It

There is a lot of confusion about what a guardianship is in the State of Texas and when it’s needed. In fact, a lot of folks I run into think that because they can get a guardianship over a loved one if they need it is a reason NOT to do proper...

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Answers For Alzheimer’s Workshop – Saturday March 2, 2013

FEBRUARY 6, 2013 BY NATHAN ZIEGLER As an Elder Law attorney, at least half of the families who come into my office are living with a loved one who has Alzheimer’s. From what I’ve seen, education is vital to help families understand the disease,...

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Miss Texas Helps Make ROTC Ball Smashing Success

FEBRUARY 4, 2013 BY NATHAN ZIEGLER There’s nothing more red, white and blue than the annual Texas Tech Red Raider Battalion ROTC ball. Miss Texas made an appearance as the date of Cadet Luke Guffey. And get this – he asked her to accompany him to...

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The Aid & Attendance Pension for Veterans – a benefit you may not have heard of

SEPTEMBER 20, 2011 BY NATHAN ZIEGLER If you’re a veteran with medical expenses, you may qualify for a Special Pension for Veterans, which could provide you with up to $1,949 per month, even if your disability is not service-connected. This...

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What Veterans benefits are available if I wasn’t injured in the military?

AUGUST 31, 2011 BY NATHAN ZIEGLER Even if you were not injured while on active duty with the military, you may still qualify for certain Veterans benefits. These little-known benefits can provide you with monthly payments to help pay for...

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Do I Really Need an Estate Plan?

An estate plan is often thought of as something that only elderly people or people with a lot of money need. But a basic estate plan is important no matter what your net worth is, and especially important if you are: A parent of a minor child ...

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10 Common Mistakes Texans Make in Medicaid Planning and Estate Planning

MAY 27, 2011 BY NATHAN ZIEGLER Today, I thought I would take some time to give you the top ten mistakes I routinely see people make in Medicaid Planning and Estate Planning. These are for your information, and as always, I encourage you to seek...

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Veterans (VA) Benefits that Increase Income to Pay for Long Term Care

APRIL 21, 2011 BY NATHAN ZIEGLER If you are a Veteran or a Widow of a Veteran, you may be able to obtain tax free income from the VA to help pay for the cost of home health care, assisted living care, and nursing home care. The benefit...

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The Benefits of Working with an Expert in Veterans Benefits

APRIL 7, 2011 BY NATHAN ZIEGLER There are many estate planning attorneys, CPAs, and even elder care attorneys who can advise you on a lot of issues related to financial and estate planning. But not many attorneys are accredited with the Veterans...

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