201607.11
0
0

Top Five Financial Scams

Here are the top 5 financial scams targeting seniors, as compiled by the National Council of Aging.  Medicare.  These scams are popular because of the sheer number of potential victims:  every U.S. citizen and permanent resident over the age of 65 qualifies for Medicare.   The most common scams involve a perpetrator who poses as a…

201606.20
0
0

Elder Abuse and Polyvictimization

It’s time to learn a new buzzword.   “Polyvictimization” means two or more forms of elder abuse occurring at the same time. Elder abuse is 1) a single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action, 2) occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, 3)  which causes harm or distress to an…

201606.13
0
0

Introducing Attorney Mark Mayer

Attorney Mark Mayer was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, but moved to El Campo, Texas early enough to not have picked up any non-Texas bad habits.  By El Campo High School, he expected to one day be an attorney and be in Court.  With that in mind, Mark attended the University of Texas with a degree…

201606.07
0
0

Pre-Nuptial Agreement Saves a Fortune

Kaley Cuoco portrays a quintessential ditzy blonde on TV, but her real-life divorce settlement shows that she is nobody’s fool. Her marriage to Ryan Sweeting was brief, but resulted in a protracted legal battle over Cuoco’s large net worth, and over Sweeting’s request to receive spousal support from Cuoco. Cuoco is one of Hollywood’s highest…

201606.07
0
0

Choosing Your Financial Adviser

Well, that didn’t take long. The ink was barely dry on the new Labor Department rules that require brokers to act in their customer’s best interests on retirement accounts when a group of business organizations filed a lawsuit seeking to set the rules aside. It just highlights how important it is to choose the right…

201606.01
0
0

If You Ain’t Dead……

In case you were wondering – Texas doesn’t allow an antemortem probate.  That is a probate of a person’s will while that person is still living. There is a statute that specifically prohibits it – Estates Code 256.002 – which provides “ The probate of a will of a living person is void.”   There is…

201606.01
0
0

Introducing Attorney Carson Epes Steinbauer

Attorney Carson Epes Steinbauer grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and graduated from Hollins College with honors, receiving a degree in political science.  Raised by her parents along with 3 her sisters, she remembers fondly her father telling her at a young age that she could accomplish anything in life.  With that tenacity, she obtained her…