Elder Law Information & FAQ

Wills, trusts, probate, guardianships care management: These are just a few of the issues that we face as we grow older. All of these issues are complex and interconnected. If you are an elder — or the adult child of an elder — facing some of these elder law issues, you might feel like there are more questions than answers.

At the Houston, Texas, law firm of Hayes & Wilson, PLLC, we have years of experience helping our Texas clients find resolution to these complicated matters. Our estate planning and probate lawyers take a personalized approach to representation. We will take the time to learn about your legal objectives and help you find peace of mind in knowing that you have found the answers you need and have made wise decisions regarding your estate planning and other needs.

Do I Qualify For Medicaid?

This is a complicated question. While it might be easy for anyone to qualify, you could lose a great deal of property and assets doing so. We want to do more than simply help you qualify for Medicaid; we want to help you qualify for Medicaid in a way that protects your assets and secures the maximum amount of useable income.

Our elder law attorneys will help you consider all of the complex nuances involved qualifying for Medicaid, including spend-down, wills, trusts, tax complications and other legal and financial matters.

Will I Lose My Income By Receiving Medicaid?

Without taking specific steps, your income could be reduced dramatically when receiving Medicaid benefits. Our experienced lawyers can help you with Miller Trusts and other Medicaid planning instruments to help make sure you have the maximum income possible while receiving these benefits.

What Are My Options For Care Management?

Most care management issues involve important financial and estate planning considerations. Our lawyers can advise you regarding:

  • Medicaid
  • Managing Social Security benefits
  • Miller trusts
  • VA benefits
  • Nursing home and other care options

How Do I Manage My VA Benefits?

Managing VA benefits presents its own unique challenges in elder law and estate planning. Our lawyers provide a range of services in this regard, including:

  • Establishing your estate plan to meet the financial requirements of income and assets, to make sure you qualify for VA benefits
  • Helping spouses of veterans understand their options and qualify for VA benefits to which they may be entitled
  • Providing detailed counsel regarding veterans disability claims

Contact Hayes & Wilson, PLLC

We offer consultations for elders at a nominal cost. We want you to have the opportunity to talk over some of your issues and concerns, learn about your options and discuss the ways we can help you. To schedule your low-cost consultation with an attorney from our firm, call 713-880-3939 or contact us online.