One of the cornerstones of our law firm is our commitment to educating the community about Estate Planning and Elder Law issues. We believe that everyone deserves reliable free information about Wills and Trusts, paying for a nursing home, and protecting their hard-earned assets for the next generation. That’s why we have offered free seminars on a variety of topics in the Texarkana area for years. Like the rest of the world, we took a break from in-person events in 2020, but we are happy to announce that we are back with a full slate of offerings this fall.

Whatever Your Questions Are, We’ve Got You Covered!

Man Registering Online for an EventThe best way to find out about our upcoming workshops is to check out our Eventbrite page, where you can get detailed information and register for the events of your choice. We keep this page updated with our latest offerings for the month ahead. If you are interested in learning more about what these seminars are all about, read a synopsis of our various workshops here.

Medicaid Planning

If you think your income and assets are too high to qualify for Medicaid to pay for your nursing home, you’re probably right. But that’s not the end of the story. In this two-hour workshop, we bust the myths about paying for long-term care and give you the facts about what you can do now to make sure you and/or your spouse will be able to get the quality care you may one day need by taking some important steps now. Find out how you can protect your assets and pay for a nursing home with some advance planning.

Providing for a Loved One With Special Needs

When you have a child with autism, Down syndrome, or another cognitive or physical disability, you worry about their future. Unfortunately, you are so busy caring for them in the present that you haven’t found time to talk to a professional about the best options for providing for their care without jeopardizing their government benefits. At our Special Needs Trust and ABLE account seminar, you will get all the information you need in one evening.

Wills & Trusts

You have a Will—doesn’t that mean your estate plan is done? For most people, a Will is not enough to protect their assets and leave a legacy for the next generation. In our Wills VS. Trusts workshop, you will learn everything you need to know about Wills and Trusts and find out what can be accomplished with a Revocable Living Trust that cannot be done with a simple Will. This session is essential for anyone who has a house, savings and investments, valuable retirement accounts, children, an ex-spouse, or a definite idea of how they would like their assets to be distributed after they are gone. In other words, this workshop is for you! 

Understanding the Probate Process

Probate is almost as unavoidable as death and taxes. It is the process by which the state transfers assets from a deceased person’s estate to their heirs. It can be a long, expensive process, or it can be fairly quick and easy, depending on how you have prepared your estate. Whether you are looking to simplify the Probate process for your family down the road, you have been named an estate executor, or you are an heir of an estate going through Probate, get your questions answered at this essential workshop.

What to Do When Someone Dies

By preparing for the inevitable, you can significantly reduce the stress and uncertainty you will face. Whether you have aging parents, a spouse with a terminal diagnosis, or you just like to be prepared, this seminar is for you. We provide you with a helpful checklist of the steps you will have to take after a loved one’s death. It might seem like a difficult subject to tackle, but we believe that the more you know before it happens, the easier it will be when the time comes.

Taxes, Powers of Attorney, and Much More

Our attorneys are knowledgeable about all areas of Estate Planning, Elder Law, Asset Protection, Tax Planning, Powers of Attorney, and managing business assets, and they are happy to share that knowledge with anyone who needs it. Check our events page frequently to find out what important topic we’re covering next!

Don’t Be Shy! Sign up Today!

If you’ve been putting off writing an estate plan or are worried about how you are going to pay for a nursing home if you need it one day, now is the time to get the information you need to change all that. All you need to bring is yourself and your questions! Most of our seminars take place in Levi Hall at Texarkana College on Monday or Tuesday evenings, but we have also presented sessions in El Dorado, Arkansas, and other locations. Follow our Eventbrite page to keep up with our busy schedule.

 

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