Austin Estate Planning, Probate and Elder Law Attorney specializing in Wills and Trusts, Elder Law and Probate, Guardianship and Special Needs Planning
The law can be complex, contradictory and confusing.
The Garrett Law Firm, PLLC
offers practical, low-cost solutions throughout Central Texas.
Call us today at 800.295.3449 to arrange a consultation with an experienced
Austin elder law attorney.
We’re easy to find and easy to work with.
About Terry Garrett
Terry Garrett is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the National Guardianship Association and is active in the Texas and Austin Bar Associations. She graduated with honors from Cornell University. She was on the Dean’s List at Wharton Business School. She earned her J.D. at Columbia Law School, receiving the Parker Award and a Mellon Fellowship.
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Terry Garrett is happy to speak to groups throughout Central Texas.
The downside of living longer is that some of those extra years will come with extra difficulty. We are likely to have trouble getting around, whether that means trouble operating the car safely, needing a walker or a wheelchair. We are likely to have trouble doing the laundry and the housework. Grocery shopping and cooking will become too burdensome. Even bathing, dressing and grooming; using the toilet and maintaining continence may well become a problem. You may be wondering, do I need long-term care insurance? Nearly 70% of us will need some form of long-term care.read more
Perhaps your situation is simple. You have no spouse. You have no children. You have no house, no car and no more than $2,000 in the bank. Your memory is intact and your mind is sharp: you can complete the Medicaid application all on your own.
But, what if your situation is less simple? You may need an elder lawyer’s help to get things done.read more
Although in Texas probate can be relatively straight-forward, fast and cheap, who can be blamed for wanting to cut expenses further by doing it themselves?
Can you DIY probate in Texas? Maybe.read more