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

This month, we are having two (2) Estate Planning Essentials Workshops!  The first one is on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. until noon and the second one, also on a Saturday, will be on June 24, 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).


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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Palliative Care VS Hospice Care - 7 Documents to Prepare for End-Of-Life Planning


If you have an illness that is likely to limit your life due to the illness being serious and chronic (such as heart failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, cancer, dementia and Parkinson’s Disease), would you like to improve your quality of life by having: (1) less pain, stress and discomfort; (2) treatment that goes by your desires; and (3) less hospital readmissions? If so, you may be a candidate for palliative care.



Success Story Of The Month: Government Pays For Care Cost At Home

Many who need long-term care would prefer getting that care at home rather than in a skilled nursing facility. However, many are unaware that there is a Medicaid program (Star+Plus Waiver) which pays for a caregiver to come to where the Medicaid recipient lives (i.e., 35-40 hours per week) if the applicant meets certain eligibility requirements.




Will Assisted Suicide Tourism Hub Be Vermont Or Oregon?


Oregon was the first state to permit physician-assisted suicide in 1997, but this past month Vermont became the first state to have a law that does not require residency in the state to participate. Vermont previously permitted physician-assisted suicide, but it changed its law to waive state residency as a result of a lawsuit. Oregon no longer enforces its law that still requires state residency to participate under its Death with Dignity Act. Oregon stopped enforcing the residency requirement as a result of a settlement of a federal lawsuit last year.




Are Fake Deeds Fake News? 6 Ways to Protect Against Attempted Theft of Your Property Title


Scams seem to be increasing daily. Deed fraud (attempted transfer of property without the knowledge and consent of the true owner) could be on the rise. Criminals sometime forge deeds, have the deed notarized and record it with the county clerk where the property is located. They may give the notary a fraudulent identification or counterfeit a notary’s signature or work with a dishonest notary. After recording, the criminal may try to sell the property (without the use of a title company) or lease the property if the property was vacant (typically vacation or rental properties).


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