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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 serves on the board of the Texas Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. 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.

An honors 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.

An honors 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

Terry Garrett really “gets it.”

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

Excellent Choice

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

Ms. Garrett did an OUTSTANDING job!

I went to Ms. Garrett to have my Mother-In-Law’s will probated.

I was pretty nervous from going thru this with my husband death and not having a good experience with my attorney at that time, so I did extensive research to find a good one!

I found…THE BEST!

Ms. Garrett is professional, extremely knowledgeable, very kind and her fees are more than fair! We discussed my options, she explained everything, she stayed in contact with me and made the entire experience pleasant, quick and easy!

I highly recommend Terry Lynn Garrett for all your elder law, estate planning, guardianship, special needs planning and probate needs you may have!

Terry Bradley

We owe much to her.

Ms. Garrett helped our family under very difficult circumstances, and helped navigate what could have been a crisis situation. Thanks to Terry, we have been able to care for our mother and come together as a family. We owe much to her.

Jerri Levi

Terry Garrett and her staff were great.

Terry suggested several things regarding our estate that we didn’t even know about. We made several changes at the last minute and she was very gracious about making the changes.

We also used Terry to designate my husband as executor for his Mother’s will with the court. She made the process easy, was in court with him.

We felt that her fees were very reasonable for the probate and our estate documents.

Lynn Ashley

Terry Garrett is exceptional.

She went well above and beyond in helping me with my parents. I couldn’t have been more pleased and would recommend her to anyone.

April Jones

I recommend her for any family law issues.

I would have to say that Terry has been the most professional lawyer I have had the pleasure to deal with. During a time of crisis in my family, she was willing to meet with me after working hours to help me with a guardianship application. Terry explained the process in detail and what I needed to do. She kept me informed of how the case was progressing and what the next step was.

I had to stop the guardianship process and Terry understood my issue and worked with me to get some of the money refunded. I’m deeply grateful to her because she showed compassion and provided me with resources. I recommend her for any family law issues.

Gustavo Villalta

Terry Garrett is awesome.

She went above and beyond to help me with the logistics of moving my mother into assisted living!

Lorraine Taylor

She is there for us!

Miss Garrett is so helpful and is there for us when we need her ….

Eric Castaneda

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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
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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.

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