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Austin Estate Planning, Probate and Elder Law Attorney specializing in Wills and Trusts, Elder Law and Probate, Guardianship and Special Needs Planning

Special needs planning will help secure a good life for your loved ones. A special needs parent and attorney can help.

Caring for Your Family Member with Special Needs

Will your spouse or child have what they need if you can no longer take care of them? Do you know how to secure a good life for your loved ones?

 

Settling an estate of a loved one.

Settling an Estate

Do you know the easiest and least expensive way to settle your loved one’s estate?

Long-term care will help plan for extended personal and medical care

Paying for Long -Term Care

As we age, we need to plan for extended personal and medical care. If you need to, how will you pay for long-term care? How will you qualify for Medicaid? For VA Benefits?

Stay in charge with medical and financial planning.

Medical and Financial Planning

Wills can decrease the time and cost of settling your estate. Trusts can keep you, your spouse, and your children independent. Do your legal documents keep you in charge?

there are many alternatives to guardianship

Alternatives to Guardianship

Sometimes, we can get by with a little help from our friends and avoid the burden of a guardianship. Explore the possibilities.

 

Legal protection for your assets

Asset Protection and Growth

Use flexible, tax-efficient strategies to protect your assets and your future.

It’s never too early to plan for your future.

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Services

We help you stay in charge, save money, and leave the legacy you want. We help you get the best care you can afford and qualify for needed government benefits while protecting your spouse and children. We help you avoid guardianship and choose your guardian in advance in case one is ever needed.

We help you preserve eligibility for government benefits and learn how to supplement them if you or a family member ever becomes disabled.

If your loved one needs a guardian, we help you apply and help you administer their property.

If your loved one passes, with or without a Will, we help you settle their affairs in as timely and economical a manner as possible.

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Long-Term Care Planning and Elder Law

Long-Term Care Planning and Elder Law addresses issues affecting families and individuals as they age, helping meet medical and non-medical needs.

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Estate Planning

Estate Planning is important at all stages of life, helping you take the steps needed to stay in charge, save money, and leave your loved ones the legacy you desire.

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Probate

Probate is a court-managed process that proves what you own, what you are owed, and how your assets should be transferred after you are gone.

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Wills and Trusts

Wills and trusts can distribute an estate after death, ensuring that your final wishes are carried out. Trusts can also be used to manage your property while you are alive.

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Texas Guardianship

Guardianship creates a legal relationship between a guardian and an incapacitated person to benefit and protect the incapacitated person and, if needed, their estate. There are many alternatives.

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Special Needs Planning

Special Needs Planning helps individuals with disabilities and their families plan for the future and provide for their lifelong needs.

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The Garrett Law Firm

The law can be complex, contradictory, and confusing. The Garrett Law Firm offers practical, low-cost solutions throughout Central Texas.

Estate planning and elder law attorney, Terry Garrett, is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and serves on the education committee of the National Guardianship Association. She is accredited by the Veteran’s Administration and is a credentialed mediator and a member of the Texas Guardianship Association, the Austin Bar Association and the College of the State Bar of Texas.

A graduate of Cornell University, she was on the Dean’s List at Wharton Business School and earned her J.D. at Columbia Law School where she received the Parker Award and a Mellon Fellowship.

She is supported by an enthusiastic and overqualified multilingual staff.

*rated by Avvo, Martindale-Hubbelland Justia.

The Garrett Law Firm

The law can be complex, contradictory, and confusing. The Garrett Law Firm offers practical, low-cost solutions throughout Central Texas.

Estate planning and elder law attorney, Terry Garrett, is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and serves on the education committee of the National Guardianship Association. She is accredited by the Veteran’s Administration and is a credentialed mediator and a member of the Texas Guardianship Association, the Austin Bar Association and the College of the State Bar of Texas.

A graduate of Cornell University, she was on the Dean’s List at Wharton Business School and earned her J.D. at Columbia Law School where she received the Parker Award and a Mellon Fellowship.

She is supported by an enthusiastic and overqualified multilingual staff.

*rated by Avvo, Martindale-Hubbelland Justia.

Client Testimonials

If you’re in Central Texas and need an estate attorney, new will, have retirement concerns, need to set up special needs trusts, need a power of attorney for a special needs child or adult… Terry Garrett is AWESOME! I highly recommend her.

I don’t know what our family would have done without her when my mom passed away without a will, when we were fighting with the school district for our special needs adopted children, when I needed powers of attorney… Terry was always there to help. She really “gets” it.

Mary Brush

Excellent Attorney!
We could not be more pleased to have found Terry. She is responsive, very knowledgeable and easy to work with. She quickly answers email questions and requests for information. Over one weekend, Terry produced documents that a previous attorney had not produced within seven months! We can highly recommend Terry Garrett.

Linda Thomas

After consulting with multiple attorneys, we selected Terry Garrett to handle the probate for the estate of a dear deceased friend. From the time of our first meeting with Terry we knew we had made the right choice. Through her expertise, professionalism, integrity, and generous accessibility we were able to get thru this process in a smooth and orderly manner, without any glitches or surprises. Well, with one major exception; her very affordable final invoice. Thank you, Terry!

Don Credeur

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Take care of yourself and one another in sickness and in health. Secure your well-being and that of those you love.

The Helpful Tips in this 26 page eBook will help you Stay in Charge by learning:

  • How owning your home can help you enjoy your retirement years
  • Ways to stay healthy at home
  • Ways to guard against isolation and loneliness
  • How to choose and pay for medical care in advance
  • How to stretch and protect your money
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Take care of yourselves in sickness and in health with this free eBook

Download our Free EBook!

Take care of yourself and one another in sickness and in health. Secure your well-being and that of those you love.

The Helpful Tips in this 26 page eBook will help you Stay in Charge by learning:

  • How owning your home can help you enjoy your retirement years
  • Ways to stay healthy at home
  • Ways to guard against isolation and loneliness
  • How to choose and pay for medical care in advance
  • How to stretch and protect your money
  • And, more!

You’ll also be first to be notified of helpful articles, valuable resources, and speaking engagements.

Latest Elder Law and Estate Planning Blog Posts

Shrinking Social Security and Inflation

Many of us have read that our Social Security retirement checks can be expected to shrink by 23% beginning in 2034. But what about the impact of the creeping effects of inflation? And the rising costs of housing and medical expenses for retirees?

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Why See an Elder Law Attorney When Making Your Estate Plan?

Many estate planning attorneys focus on writing wills and testamentary trusts, documents which divide up your “stuff” when you are gone. But, what about when you’re still alive? Who will help protect you, keep you in charge and help you get what you want? An elder law attorney can help. Learn more here.

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It’s never too late to plan for your future.

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