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Welcome to the September Issue of the

Texas Elder Law E-Letter

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Our next free “Estate Planning Essentials” workshops will be on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Seating is limited (our last workshops have had waiting lists). 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 will be speaking for the Alzheimer’s Association Education Series on September 11, 2019 regarding “What you Need to do for Peace of Mind”. Michael B. Cohen will also be speaking at AT&T Baylor Memory Center for the Alzheimer’s Association on the topic “Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease” on September 18, 2019. He will also be speaking for the Senior Lawyer’s Committee of the Dallas Bar Association at the Turning 65 Retirement Program on the “Intersection Between Long-Term Care Medicaid and VA Improved Pension Benefits” on October 2, 2019 at the Belo Mansion.

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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.

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.

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JEFFREY EPSTEIN’S WILL – FIVE LEGAL ISSUES LEFT TO BE DECIDED

Jeffrey Epstein’s signing of a Will two days before his suicide leaves many legal issues that may take more than a decade to decide.

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Listen to Michael's Recent Podcast Episode Where He Speaks on This Subject

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$1 MILLION IN UNCASHED CHECKS AND THREE HANDWRITTEN “WILLS”, ARETHA FRANKLIN’S ESTATE IN CHAOS ONE YEAR AFTER HER DEATH

“Sock it to me, sock it to me” are part of the famed lyrics of Aretha Franklin’s hit song, “RESPECT”, but her lack of estate planning has landed a haymaker to the previously closely-knit heirs of the late songstress who died a little over a year ago.

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SUCCESS STORY OF THE MONTH – WIDOW PROBATES HUSBAND’S WILL SEVEN YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH TO GET FULL TITLE TO HOME

In this case, the husband, who had two children from a prior relationship and four children born of his marriage to his surviving spouse, left a Last Will and Testament naming his wife as his sole beneficiary. His wife assumed that since they bought the house together and that she was named in his Will as his sole beneficiary that she would have full ownership of the home.

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SENIORS HAVE LESS RIGHTS THAN TERRORISTS – NEW TEXAS LONG-TERM CARE MEDICAID TRANSFER PENALTY DIVISOR ANNOUNCED

If a senior makes a gift within five (5) years and applies for long-term care Medicaid, there is a presumption of guilt since Medicaid is “means-tested” so this is tantamount to an anti-fraud provision.

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NEW LAW LIMITS NURSING HOME ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS

At the present time, many skilled nursing facilities and other long-term care facilities require the patient (or their agent) to sign an admission agreement (in which amendments are not permitted) as a condition of being admitted to the facility. This will soon be limited.

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QUEEN OF SWEDEN AND IKEA PARTNERSHIP TO HELP PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA

In an effort to make it easier for those suffering dementia to live independently instead of going to a nursing home, the Queen of Sweden (Queen Silvia), furniture maker Ikea, along with Skanska (a Swedish construction company) are teaming up to provide comfortable living solutions.

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SUICIDAL MANHUNT MURDERERS RECORDED “LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT” ON CELL PHONE

After killing several people in Canada resulting in a manhunt over three Canadian provinces, Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, left a video on a cellphone in which they said goodbye to their families and described their last wishes for their remains similar to a Last Will and Testament.

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