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Paul Premack, 2019-2020 President of the Texas Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) is Certified as an Elder Law Attorney ( CELA ) by the National Elder Law Foundation as accredited by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and the ABA. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and handles San Antonio Probate and Bexar County Probate, Wills, Living Trusts, Estate Planning, and writes the legal column for the San Antonio Express News.

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Texas Probate Columns from Premack's San Antonio Express News Column

2020 Texas Medicaid Income Limits & Asset Limits (2018, 2019 and 2020)

2020 Texas Medicaid Income Limits & Asset Limits (2018, 2019, and 2020)

I don’t have any children of my own, and for many years my Will has directed that when I die my holdings go to his children. Now I’m thinkin

Can Step kids Interfere with Devises to Charities?

When a Will is probated, the Executor takes an oath to fulfill its terms. However, Texas law does not put the Executor on a specified timeli

Can Wife’s Inheritance pass to Husband?

Safe deposit boxes are intended to be secure. Granting access has been quite strict in the past, but over the years the Texas Legislature ha

Snag in Accessing Decedent’s Safe Deposit Box

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News and other Hearst Newspapers on October 12, 2018. MERP is the Medicaid Estate Recovery Program, a facet...

Questions about MERP claims

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News and other Texas Hearst newspapers on August 10, 2018. Dear Mr. Premack: My boyfriend was married, but...

Can adult children force sale of the homestead?

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express-News on June 1, 2018. Dear Mr. Premack: I worked with our Certified Elder Law Attorney to get all of the assets...

New way to transfer car title upon death

you can use a document vault website. There are more every year, each with different subscription costs and features. If they simply store y

Safe sharing of Passwords and Legal Documents

Expressing your wishes about your funeral, burial and/or cremation is very important. Your family and those responsible for you should know

What is the best way to give Funeral Instructions?

Aretha Franklin died in 2018 in Michigan, with an estate that Forbes reports as about $80 million. Three papers have been filed in court. Tw

Don’t Emulate Plan-less Celebrities

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News and other Hearst Newspapers on November 19, 2018. Making a Will allows you, as owner of the home, to dictate...

How should Will handle House issue?

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News and other Texas Hearst Newspapers on September 7, 2018. When a person dies, there are four ways that someone...

Surprise Survivorship Right can be trouble

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News and other Texas Hearst newspapers on August 3, 2018. Dear Mr. Premack: Our parents owned several valuable...

Both parents’ deaths leaves family with legal mess

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News on March 30, 2018. Your father died with a Will. The Will should, if properly written, nominate an Executor...

MERP does not file liens on homes

The court-based probate process is designed to avoid deceit and fraud, but as with any human endeavor it is not perfect. Texas law is clear

How Do I Keep Former Will Beneficiary from Cheating?

Pets are a wonderful addition to many Senior lives, providing companionship and contact that enriches the Seniors’ lives. But a pet is also

Paying for Fluffy’s Care after Dad Dies

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News and other Hearst Newspapers on April 1, 2019. Dear Mr. Premack: My friend was very ill and had no Will...

Are Handwritten and Form Wills a good idea?

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News and other Hearst Newspapers on December 3, 2018. Dear Mr. Premack: I am drafting a will and testament...

DIY Will Questions

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News and other Texas Hearst Newspapers on August 17, 2018. An IRA (individual retirement account) is a tax...

IRA should have designated beneficiary for best tax result

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News and other Hearst Newspapers on July 16, 2018. A Fiduciary must protect the Principal’s interests Dear...

Agent’s Fiduciary Duty to Account