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National Elder Law Month Facts

May is National Elder Law Month

Every year since 1963, the month of May has been dedicated to recognizing the lives and achievements of older adults.  The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) supports this annual proclamation by increasing awareness of their work for and on behalf of seniors.

Do We Need Estate Planning?

Estate Tax Gifting Exemption

Everyone, regardless of financial status or age, can benefit from having an estate plan—assuming you have assets to leave and people to leave them to.

Elder Law Essentials in Texas

Estate Tax Planning

Elder law is an aspect of estate planning focusing primarily on the needs of families and individuals as they age.

Maintaining Independence as We Age

Advance Directives improve Independence

This is also the time to consider what plans are in place to ensure you can maintain your own independence in the coming years. This includes creating or updating your estate plan, to be sure it reflects your wishes for your future and your family’s future.

What are Benefits of Pre-Planning My Funeral?

pre-planning funerals

Questions around death planning can feel overwhelming: Cremation or burial or natural organic reduction? What will your family want, and what will it cost? Do you really need to think about all this if you’re young and healthy right now—or can you put off these decisions until you’re older or dealing with a life-threatening illness?

Caring for Your Aging Dad

Aging Dad Estate Planning

Aging dads fall into two categories: those who adapt to change even if it means allowing others to help, and those who refuse to give up any kind of control. How can you help, when it becomes clear that Dad needs you, and your roles begin to reverse?

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