Elder Law Attorney in Austin, Texas

What do I need to know about elder law and long-term care?

Austin, TX estates planning & probate attorney Kyle Robbins shares what you should know about elder law and long-term care.

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elder law
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is a broad area but a lot of it has to
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do with medicaid planning so
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when a client it looks like they might
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need to go on medicaid for their
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end-of-life care you have to typically
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spend down your assets until
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you’re down to about two thousand
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dollars with the exception of your home
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and in texas we have a very good
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um i don’t want to call it a loophole
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but that’s essentially what it
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is whereas you can qualify for medicaid
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but keep your home and when you pass
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away
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if you’ve planned ahead you can transfer
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over a half a million dollars of
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equity to your loved ones without having
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to reimburse
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medicaid so that’s that’s one asset is
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medicaid planning
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another one is guardianship if if
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somebody has a
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diminished mental capacity and doesn’t
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need to be managing their finances
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anymore
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the guardianship process is what we do
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in front of a probate judge
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in order to transfer the burden of
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managing somebody’s finances
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to typically one of their family members
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as their guardian
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those are the largest two areas that i
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see as far as elder law care goes

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