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Why Signing a HIPAA Release is an Important Part of Estate Planning

Creating a well-detailed estate plan involves more than drafting your will or naming beneficiaries. A crucial part of your estate planning is making adequate provisions for contingencies in the event of an unforced medical emergency. Through a HIPAA Authorization, you can authorize your doctor or healthcare provider to disclose information about your health condition to family members. An experienced Texas estate planning attorney can educate you about how HIPAA authorization relates to estate planning.

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The Benefits of a Medicaid Trust

Eligibility for Medicaid in Texas is based on several factors, including your residency status, age, income, and asset value. Unfortunately, having substantial assets can make it difficult for you to meet Medicaid's asset limit.

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Will Medicaid Pay for Assisted Living?

In Texas, assisted living is available to seniors and older adults who require various levels of personal and medical care but want to maintain a level of independence.

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COVID-19 Highlights Critical Need for Advance Healthcare Directives—Part 2

In the first part of this series, we discussed the vital importance of having updated advance directives in place in light of COVID-19. Here, we'll look at several additional provisions you should consider adding to your directives to address potential contingencies related to the pandemic.

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COVID-19 Highlights Critical Need for Advance Healthcare Directives—Part 1

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the country, doctors across the nation are joining lawyers in urging Americans to create the proper estate planning documents, so medical providers can better coordinate their care should they become hospitalized with the virus.

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How to Avoid the Need for a Prenuptial Agreement—Part 1

If you're counting down the days to your wedding, divorce is probably the last thing you and your fiancé want to be thinking about, and yet you might be rightfully concerned about what would happen to your assets in the event of a divorce—or your death.

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How to Avoid the Need for a Prenuptial Agreement—Part 2

If you are engaged to be married, divorce is probably the last thing you and your fiancé want to be thinking about. Yet you might be rightfully concerned about what would happen to your assets should your marriage end in divorce or in the event of your death.

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