PASSWORDS

Passwords!  If you are like me, you hate getting notices you must update or change your password.  With the digital world we live in, it seems like we have a million passwords.  Electronic passwords are a relatively new concept, but a reality in today’s world.   When I was a kid I could remember 100 phone numbers and call …

LONG TERM CARE IN TEXAS

When planning for retirement, an often overlooked consideration is the cost of long-term care.  The principal sources of payment for long term care are personal savings/income, Medicaid, and long-term care insurance. Texas Health and Human Services Commission records  indicate the sources of payment for nursing home care nationwide are:   Medicaid                     52% Private Pay                  …

Personal Caregivers

Caregivers are an essential part of long-term care for older adults.  We are all going to age and most will need some sort of care.  However, there are precautions that should be taken.   The most well-known form of caregiver is a family member or close friend who takes on the care of a loved …

Landlocked Property Myth

A common legal myth that is often heard in cafes and barber shops around Texas is that property cannot be landlocked because a neighboring landowner is required to allow entry. This is simply false. Understanding this can be important for both the landlocked owners and neighboring landowners so that each party understands his or her rights.

Landowner Liability

Landowner Liability

A common concern for any Texas landowner is when they may be held liable if someone is injured on their property. Landowners often ask, “What can I do to protect myself in the event this occurs?” It is important for landowners to understand the duty the law imposes on them for each person entering their land. Additionally, there are a number of steps landowners can take in order to protect themselves and their operations from liability. This week I will deal with a look at the most common legal claims.

What Do You Own?

Crazy question What do you own?  The starting point for any Texas landowner in considering the legal issues he or she may face is to consider what the landowner actually owns.  This week’s column will address some of the aspects of ownership. When land is acquired, through purchase or otherwise, a good starting point for …

Medicaid in 2021

The information in this column is not intended as legal advice but to provide a general understanding of the law. Any readers with a legal problem, including those whose questions are addressed here, should consult an attorney for advice on their particular circumstances. One of the greatest concerns for my clients is that they may …