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Charles Kennedy P.C. Arlington TX

I get many calls from people wanting to protect assets with a Qualifying Income Trust (QIT), first called a Miller Trust. This type of Trust is very useful in Medicaid Planning and applications. It does not protect assets, but it does help qualify Medicaid applicants for Long-term Skilled Nursing Care.

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Charles Kennedy P.C. Arlington TX

It is old news that we expect many more people to need help due to dementia over the next decade. One of the speakers at the 2016 Advanced Guardianship course noted that the number of guardianships in Texas has increased 60% since 2011. There has not been a similar increase in the number of Probate […]

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Charles Kennedy P.C. Arlington TX

This is the statute. I will comment in other postings. Texas Estates Code § 1151.351 – Bill Of Rights For Wards § 1151.351. Bill Of Rights For Wards (a) A ward has all the rights, benefits, responsibilities, and privileges granted by the constitution and laws of this state and the United States, except where specifically […]

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Charles Kennedy P.C. Arlington TX

Social Security is more than the traditional retirement pension program that most of us are familiar with. The various programs are commonly described as old-age, survivors or disability insurance. I will focus on the disability programs here. The disability program is divided into two types: SSDI and SSI. Social Security Disability Insurance or SSDI pays […]

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Charles Kennedy P.C. Arlington TX

In most legal matters it is obvious to everyone who is the client. In Elder Law sometimes it is not obvious. Often when Mom or Dad ends up in a nursing home, one of the very adult children will schedule a conference with me. The number of issues involved with an emergency placement of a […]

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