Elder Law

Elder law covers a broad range of topics, but the underlying purpose of this area of law is to protect the rights and well-being of the senior community. This is a responsibility that attorney Vance E. Hendrix takes very seriously.

Mr. Hendrix routinely handles an array of elder law issues, including Medicaid planning, advance directives, and the creation and funding trusts. For years, his experience and accessibility have instilled confidence in his clients, as well as his ability to tailor individualized plans to fit their needs.

Medicaid Planning

Medicaid is designed to provide needs based assistance, including healthcare to senior citizens — ages 65 and up — who may not otherwise be able to afford it. The purpose of Medicaid planning, then, is to help ensure that you are in a position to be eligible for Medicaid when you reach your golden years.

Because the laws that pertain to Medicaid are constantly being updated, and because eligibility requirements vary from state to state, it’s important that you seek information from a trustworthy, reliable source. As an experienced elder law attorney, Mr. Hendrix can educate you on current Medicaid requirements in the state of Texas. Additionally, he can help you determine whether Medicaid planning is right for you and guide you through your next steps.

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Advance Directives (Living Wills)

An advance directive, or “living will,” allows you to declare your preferred medical treatment should you become unable to make such decisions for yourself. By specifying these preferences now, you can prevent future complications and protect your loved ones from unnecessary stress.

When it comes to drafting a living will, it’s best to leave as little room for interpretation as possible. Working with a seasoned estate planning attorney will help to ensure that your wishes are made both clear and legally binding.

Creation & Funding of Trusts

If you aren’t sure what the difference is between a will and a trust, don’t worry — you’re not alone. For many, the main difference between the two is that a well-made trust can help prevent the probate process, which saves your loved ones a great deal of cost and headache later on. Additionally, a trust provides you with privacy and a seamless transition of ownership of assets.

Trusts are not for everyone, but they can be extremely beneficial to those with unique circumstances or specific wishes. To determine whether creating a trust is the right choice for you, call to set up an informative consultation with Mr. Hendrix. He will examine your situation in its entirety to help you determine what makes the most sense for you and your family.

Elder Law Attorney Serving Tyler and Flower Mound, Texas

For many, the idea of working with an attorney can seem daunting, but Mr. Hendrix is on your side. If you decide to retain Mr. Hendrix, he won’t overwhelm you with irrelevant information or a lot of legal terminology — rather, he will explain your options in plain English and answer your questions fully. From there, you will be able to make informed decisions and look to him for guidance.