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


Our next free Estate Planning Essentials Workshop will again be live. Although we will still have some virtual workshops, most will be live (assuming COVID cases continue to decrease). Registration for our next live workshop (which will be June 18, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until noon) can be made by calling us 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).


As a result of COVID, we have added a link to our website www.dallaselderlawyer.com that provides the percentage of residents and staff at nursing facilities that have been vaccinated (besides rating of quality of care, whether they accept Medicare, Medicaid, etc.).


We have also added a link to our website www.dallaselderlawyer.com from the Veterans Administration allowing you to ask questions about VA services and benefits.


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. 



Michael B Cohen's Latest Blogs


Call Me Irresponsible – Should A Child Be Required To Pay For Parent’s Care?

A child often relies on his or her parents until adulthood is reached. So, does the child have a duty to support his or her parents if they are no longer able to provide for themselves? The answer may depend on where the child and parent live.




What Do The Heirs Of A Buxom Barmaid And Buddy Holly Have In Common?


Texas’ common law right is used for the protection of an individual’s identity.  Misappropriations of identity is determined if (1) the defendant used the plaintiff’s name for value rather than incidentally; (2) the publication identifies the plaintiff, and the defendant received an advantage or benefit during the lifetime of the individual.

As Buddy Holly probably said to his relatives when asked as to their rights to his name, image and likeness under Texas statutory law – “That will be the day when I die”.






Texas Medicaid Agency Again Loses Battle To Count Home As A Resource Without Prior Occupancy


A Texas appeals court has again ruled against the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s requirement that a long-term care Medicaid applicant occupy a home prior to moving into a nursing home for the home to be an excluded resource in determining long-term care Medicaid eligibility. 




The ABCs Of NFTs


The fascination and emerging growth of cryptocurrency (such as Bitcoin) has resulted in a new investing platform – NFTs. Hundreds of millions are now invested (over $1 billion in sales) in the NFT (non-fungible token) cryptocurrency blockchain marketplace.


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