Rick Weaver

Rick Weaver offers you and your family nearly three decades of experience and powerful credentials.  Weaver is one of only approximately 15 attorneys in Texas with the distinction of recognition in these two complex legal areas:

Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate by Texas Board of Legal Specialization

There are more than 100,000 attorneys licensed to practice in Texas. Only 7,400 are board certified. Rick Weaver is proud to be among this select group with board certification in estate planning and probate law.

Board certified lawyers earn the right to publicly represent themselves as a specialist in a select area of the law. In fact, they are the only attorneys allowed by the State Bar of Texas to do so. This designation sets them apart as being an attorney with the highest, public commitment to excellence in their area of law.

Board certification is a mark of excellence and a distinguishing accomplishment. Within the Texas legal community, board certification means an attorney has substantial, relevant experience in a select field of law as well as demonstrated, and tested, special competence in that area of law.

Member – National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
As an attorneys with membership in the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Rick Weaver is  experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with disabilities. This includes providing legal help with:         

  • Understanding and possibly qualifying for Medicaid and Medicare coverage—including coverage of nursing home care and home care
  • Determining health and long-term care insurance needs
  • Planning for incapacity and long-term care
  • Drafting of special needs and other trusts
  • Assessing retiree health and income benefits

Rick’s expertise means you receive sophisticated legal advice comparable to that available at large national firms. However, you might also enjoy swapping stories about growing up and returning to a small town.

“I boxed cucumbers on a farm as a teenager just outside Fort Worth. It was nothing but fields; you wouldn’t know it today. From that rural background, I landed at SMU in Dallas. They gave me a scholarship, plus I could finish up quickly and go on to law school in Austin at The University of Texas. That was really my goal. I’ve had an office in Rhome, about 15 minutes north of Fort Worth, for nearly 20 years. Today, it’s a family business with my wife and son working with me. We help other families and businesses in Wise County, Denton County and Tarrant County. It’s a privilege and a pleasure.

Rick Weaver will help you with guidance and resolution in these areas:

  • Setting up a will to provide for your family or others and protect your hard-earned assets from excessive taxes. Read more…
  • Obtaining your inheritance and resolving family issues in probating a will. Read more… 
  • Creating trusts or guardianships to meet the lifelong needs of disabled children, an aging spouse or parents, or other loved ones. Read more…
  • Helping qualify a husband, wife, or parent for nursing home care and other elder law or medical benefits. Most people qualify for this benefit. With proper legal planning the healthier husband or wife can remain in the family home and retain key assets and income. Read more…
  • Negotiating real estate and business transactions, contracts, and closings to help you make more money and avoid legal problems. Read more…

Education

The University of Texas School of Law (J.D. 1980)

Southern Methodist University (Bachelor of Business Administration, 1976)

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

State Bar of Texas – Real Estate, Probate, & Trust Section

Tarrant County Bar Association – Real Estate, Probate, & Trust Section

Tarrant County Probate Bar Association

Denton County Bar Association

Wise County Bar Association

Honors & Recognition

Top-rated Lawyers – Pre-eminent Rating – Martindale-Hubbell®AV®2018

Listed as Top Attorney – FortWorth Texas magazine (2003-17)

Listed as Texas Super Lawyer – Texas Monthly magazine (2008-17)