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Welcome to the October Issue of the

Texas Elder Law E-Letter

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Please join our walk team (“Michael’s Marchers”) for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s by registering here which will be held on October 5, 2019 at Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla Street, Dallas, Texas 75207.

Our next free “Estate Planning Essentials” workshops will be on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Seating is limited (our last workshops have had waiting lists) and Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Call (214) 720-0102 to register or sign up online at www.dallaselderlawyer.com.

We begin each workshop by asking “what questions do you have about estate planning or elder law?” Then we proceed to answer your questions over the course of the workshop.

Michael B. Cohen spoke on “What You Need to Know When You or Your Client is Turning 65” at a program sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association’s Probate, Trust and Estates Law Section, Solo and Small Firms Section and The Senior Law Committee on October 2, 2019 at the Belo Mansion.

Michael B. Cohen will be speaking on Estate Planning on October 15, 2019 at the Grapevine Community Center for Guardian Financial. He will also be speaking on Estate Planning the Carrollton Library “Brain Change 101” from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on November 23, 2019.

Please note that Michael B. Cohen’s radio show on estate planning and elder law can be heard on KAAM (770 AM) on Mondays and Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Prior shows (topics are categorized) can be heard as podcasts on SoundCloud as indicated on our website www.dallaselderlawyer.com.

Michael B. Cohen's Latest Podcasts

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Michael B. Cohen's Latest Blogs

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SUCCESS STORY OF THE MONTH – USING DIFFERENT LEGAL TOOLS (LADYBIRD DEED, REVERSE MORTGAGE AND REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST) IN THE TOOLBOX

Client had created a revocable living trust several years ago prepared by another attorney. The most common reasons for such a trust is to avoid probate, avoid guardianship over assets during lifetime, privacy, in addition to many other reasons.

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HELTER SKELTER – CALIFORNIA COURT REQUIRES DNA TEST OF CHARLES MANSON’S “GRANDSON” AS REQUESTED BY PRISON PEN PAL WHO WANTS THE ESTATE

A California judge has required a DNA test of Jason Freeman, who claims to be the “grandson” of notorious murderer Charles Manson, to determine if he is a possible heir of Manson who died in 2017.

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CONRAD N. HILTON FOUNDATION TO RECEIVE BILLIONS FROM BARRON HILTON'S ESTATE - WOULD PARIS HILTON HAVE STAYED AT THE VERY FIRST HOTEL NAMED HILTON - WHICH WAS IN DALLAS?

Barron Hilton, who helped make the name “Hilton” synonymous with hotels and one of the hotel industry’s leading brand names, has left the bulk (97%) of his estate worth billions to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

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LAWYER'S WILL DRAFTING LIKELY TO COST MILLIONS TO DECEDENT'S PARTNER

As a result of poorly worded language drafted in a Will by a New York lawyer, the surviving companion of 18 years of the deceased is likely to be disinherited.

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MAYBE YOU DON’T HAVE TO READ THE “SMALL PRINT” A PLACE FOR MOM PAYS $6 MILLION DUE TO CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT FOR VIOLATION OF TELEPHONE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT

Learn more about how A Place for Mom has agreed to pay a $6 million to settle a class action lawsuit.

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SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE PROPOSED $350 MILLION INCREASE FOR ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA RESEARCH

The Senate Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee has proposed a $350 million increase, raising the total to $2.8 billion annually if passed into law, for research funding on Alzheimer’s and dementia for year 2020.

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