Failing to plan ahead can tie up your real estate in a lengthy probate process. The main issues that come up are the various delays and expenses that impact beneficiaries. Learn how to transfer a house or property without the costs of probate and how to make the probate process easier if a loved one is already deceased.Read More
Last month, Governor Abbott established new protocols to allow families to visit loved ones in nursing homes without social distancing restrictions – an effort to help improve the social, emotional, and physical needs of our nursing home residents. A resident at an eligible nursing home can designate up to two individuals who will be allowed direct access. Read the official...Read More
5 Steps to Take to Set Up Health Care Documents, Including a Medical Power of Attorney, in Dallas, TX:
1. Identify trusted individuals as a power of attorney
2. Discuss your plan with those individuals
3. Find an elder law attorney who is licensed in the state of Texas.
4. Sign and deliver your medical directives
5. Stop worrying and live your lifeRead More
The Texas Governor loosened requirements for a notary to acknowledge certain estate planning documents in response to the social distancing and shelter at home recommendations pertaining to the Covid-19 crisis. If you have questions about these new requirements or would like to complete your estate planning documents under the terms of this order contact our office to schedule an...Read More
The health and safety of our clients, their families, and the community at large is a top priority for us. As a proactive measure to restrict the spread of COVID-19, Holman Law is temporarily implementing a remote, limited-access working policy across our firm. Effective March 16, 2020 and until further notice, all meetings will be conducted via phone call or video conferencing. For our...Read More
As a family caregiver, we are constantly asked to set aside our own lives and priorities to tend to the needs of a loved one. Over time, this can take a tremendous toll on the caregiver – we can only be stretched so thin. A caregiver who is worn out, burned out and stressed out, is not going to be the best caregiver they can be to their loved one – or themselves for that matter....Read More
Have you thought about what would happen if you got so sick you couldn’t communicate with your doctors? Would you be surprised to hear that thinking about such difficult questions, as where you would want the line drawn, between a life worth living and the other kind, can be rewarding? Here is why that process can be more beneficial than you might first imagine. Peace of mind Imagine...Read More
Life expectancy in the United States has continued an upward trend over the last several decades. The average life expectancy for men is 76.4 years and the average for women is a healthy 81.2 years of age. What has not trended upward, however, is the number of people engaging in long-term care planning. The fact is, 63 percent of Americans age 65 or older will need either in-home nursing care...Read More
An elder law attorney specializes in the legal needs of elderly people, veterans, and adults with special needs. Elder law is a specialization that has only been around for about twenty-five years and was born out of necessity. With life expectancy increasing, people are dealing with rising health care costs and an increase in debilitating diseases like dementia.
A major role of elder law...Read More