Elder Law Glossary
When an adult becomes incapacitated, Texas law provides for the appointment of a guardian to manage their personal needs and their financial affairs. Guardianships are always established by the court and are supervised by the court.
We assist clients in understanding the procedures and rules related to qualification for Medicaid benefits. Medicaid is a need based program that pays for some or all of nursing home care.
A Miller Trust is a specific type of trust to deal with certain Medicaid issues. A Miller Trust is appropriate when an individual qualifies for Medicaid by having little or no assets but is above the allowed income limit. A Miller Trust allows the individual to receive Medicaid benefits even though they may be above the income limit.
Power of Attorney:
A Power of Attorney allows an individual to appoint an agent to deal with their financial affairs in order to avoid a court guardianship.