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Helping You Navigate Legal Waters

At Weaver Law, we help you prepare for and navigate through life's legal waters–especially when things may not be flowing so smoothly. We provide you and your family with more than 30 years of experience in:

• Preparing wills to protect assets and probating wills to obtain inherited assets or cash

• Providing expertise in elder law including nursing home benefits and special needs trusts

• Planning business start-ups and contracts; Handling real estate transactions

Our Attorneys

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Rick B. Weaver

Member – National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

 

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Travis R. Weaver

Attorney Focused on Elder Law
Wills & Probate, Business Law

Legal Tips Today – Travis Weaver

11Jun
Special Needs Trusts

Special Needs Trusts

If you are a parent of a child with special needs, you need special estate planning. Why? If you leave assets directly to your special needs child, either in a will or through intestacy (dying without a Will), the inheritance your child receives will jeopardize his or her ability to receive benefits under government programs […]

04Jun
VA Aid and Attendance: Rewarding Our Servicemen and Servicewomen

VA Aid and Attendance: Rewarding Our Servicemen and Servicewomen

The VA Pension benefit numbers just came out, increasing 2% for those veterans who qualify. The VA has many different programs, but two dealing with monthly payments. The first program for monthly payments is called “Compensation,” which helps those injured while serving their country. The second program is called “Pension,” which generally provides payments to […]

04Jun
Your Income Will NOT Disqualify You From Medicaid Nursing Home Benefits

Your Income Will NOT Disqualify You From Medicaid Nursing Home Benefits

How a “Miller Trust” Works As a Tool– Breaking Open Qualification for Medicaid Nursing Home Benefits In Texas, if your income is more than the monthly amount Medicaid permits, special rules allow you to re-direct your income to a legal tool called a Miller Trust or Qualified Income Trust (QIT).  This legal planning document allows you to […]

Important Legal News

27Mar
Texas Supreme Court Reverses Ambiguous Will Holding . . . Teaches Valuable Lesson

Texas Supreme Court Reverses Ambiguous Will Holding . . . Teaches Valuable Lesson

In Knopf v. Gray, the will disposed of the testator’s entire estate as follows:  “NOW BOBBY I leave the rest to you, everything, certificates of deposit, land, cattle and machinery, Understand the land is not to be sold but passed on down to your children, ANNETTE KNOPF, ALLISON KILWAY, AND STANLEY GRAY. TAKE CARE OF […]

27Jan
Do I Owe Gift Taxes on Gifts from My Parents?

Do I Owe Gift Taxes on Gifts from My Parents?

Nothing in life is as certain as death and taxes. Do you owe tax on gifts from your parents? Your parents have made wise financial decisions. They now have a decent amount of money. Maybe you are struggling a bit financially right now. Maybe you are fine financially. Either way, your parents gift you money. […]

08Jan
Ten Things to Think About Before Creating Your Estate Plan

Ten Things to Think About Before Creating Your Estate Plan

Haven’t given much thought to estate planning and charitable giving? You aren’t alone. Over 60% of people don’t have Last Wills and Testaments.  Here are 10 questions to jumpstart your thinking(thanks to Marketwatch for the great article): 1. Can you afford to give away money now? You shouldn’t gift large sums to your children or […]