Welcome to the August Issue of the
Texas Elder Law E-Letter

Our next free Estate Planning Essentials Workshop will be live on Thursday, August 3, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. until noon. We will also be having another workshop on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. until noon. Registration can be made by calling us at (214) 720-0102 or signing up online at www.dallaselderlawyer.com.


Attendees often ask questions about estate planning, probate, Medicaid and Veterans benefits. We proceed to answer the questions over the course of the workshop (although there will be a presentation also).


We want to thank The Percy Fund and KAAM for their continuous support and generous donations to our Walk Team, Michael’s Marchers, for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  As you can see in our recent article “FDA Grants Approval for Drug that Slows Memory Loss”, we are making progress in our fight to end Alzheimer’s Disease with the passage of the drug, Leqembi, which slows memory decline and was granted funding approval by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) so that Medicare would help patients pay for this drug.  Click here to join our Michael’s Marchers.  The Walk will be on Saturday, November 4, 2023.      


Please note that Michael B. Cohen’s radio show on estate planning and elder law can be heard on KAAM (770 AM) on Mondays and Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Prior shows (topics are categorized) can be heard as podcasts on SoundCloud and as indicated on our website www.dallaselderlawyer.com. Our podcasts can also be heard on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Subscribe to be notified of future releases.


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Norman Rockwell Donee Descendant Claims Art Treasure Hidden In Plain Sight – The White House!


The ownership of a series of sketches (worth many millions of dollars) entitled “So you want to see the President” by famed American artist Norman Rockwell, that was originally published in the Saturday Evening Post, has resulted in an estate battle approximately 75-80 years after a gift of the artwork.



Success Story Of The Month: It’s More Than Take 2 Aspirins And Call Me In The Morning - Use Of Estate Planning And Elder Law To Solve A Planning Headache

Is your head ready to explode with the myriad of legal issues that can spring from your estate planning problems? The case below illustrates the problems and solutions to eliminating the pain and meet the goals of a client.




Murder She Wrote – Wife Writes Children’s Book On Grief After Murdering Her Husband


Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. Kouri Richins (“Kouri”) has been held without bail on charges of criminal homicide, aggravated murder and three counts of possession of a controlled substance (fentanyl) in connection with the murder of her husband, Eric. Based on autopsy and toxicology reports, Eric had five times the lethal dosage of fentanyl in his system. Prosecutors claim Kouri served Eric a Moscow Mule full of fentanyl prior to his death.




5 Ways To Plan Your Estate For A Child With A Drug Issue


The opioid crisis is real. Fentanyl is in the news seemingly on a daily basis. Drug and alcohol addiction of a family member or relative is an issue often discussed in estate planning. A beneficiary with an addiction who receives assets outright will often simply use the funds on the addiction.




FDA Grants Approval for Drug that Slows Memory Loss


A milestone event in the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease occurred on July 6 when the FDA gave approval for a drug (Leqembi) that not only slows memory loss for those with Alzheimer’s Disease, but it was granted funding approval by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  Leqembi helps clear amyloid (usually found in the brains of those inflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease).  Testing showed the drug results in the slowing of memory by 27%.


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