These titles provide a general introduction to the United States law on the topic. See the Texas specific publications in the box below. The resources on the "Practice Aids" tab provide more in depth coverage.
This book provides a brief overview of elder law. Topics covered include, ethical considerations, health care decision making, Medicaid, SSI, guardianship alternatives, pension plans, and elder abuse and neglect.
This book focuses on the issues affecting the elderly. It's a reference guide for caregivers that offers practical guidance on navigating legal issues, developing a care plan, choosing housing options, making healthcare decisions and helping your parents manage a changing lifestyle. Some of the topics discussed are money matters, in-home assistance, transportation, and protecting your parent.
Texas Specific Resources at the State Law Library
These titles provide a general introduction to the topic. Please click on the Practice Aids tab for more in depth coverage.
Judon Fambrough, of the TAMU Real Estate Center, has written this article to explain the basic requirements of a will and how Texas law determines what happens to your property if you don't have a will. The article originally appeared in the January 2013 edition of Tierra Grande.
This website is the work of the author of the Senior Texan Legal Guide. He is a certified elder attorney and writes an elder law column for the San Antonio Express News. His website has lots of good information and an archive of his columns.
"Guardianship is a judicial proceeding in which a person or entity may be granted full or limited authority over an incapacitated person (ward) to promote and protect the well-being of the ward and/or the ward’s estate."
Funerals and Disposition of Remains
These resources can help you understand and control what happens to your "earthly remains."
The information provided on this page has been prepared for general information purposes only and should not be construed as, nor substituted for, legal advice. It is strongly recommended that you contact an attorney for advice specific to your fact situation. Your local bar association or the State Bar of Texas Lawyer Referral Information Service (1-800-252-9690) can assist you with locating an attorney.
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