Skilled Houston Trusts Lawyer
At the law office of Weiner & McCulloch, PLLC, we provide skilled legal representation for elders and their families in the Houston, Texas area.
For more than 30 years, our attorneys Thomas W. McCulloch and Leonard Weiner have been providing comprehensive guidance and advice regarding Wills, trusts and other estate planning matters. We have focused our legal services on long term care planning strategies, to ensure that elderly people have access to the services they need in their later years.
Today, we integrate these long term care strategies with effective estate planning services to protect our clients and meet their needs. Contact our offices today to schedule a confidential consultation with a knowledgeable estate planning lawyer.
Creating A Variety of Trust Instruments to Address Our Clients' Needs
We create a variety of trusts to address our clients' individual needs, based upon their personal circumstances.
- Living Trusts: A living trust, also known as a revocable living trust, can help you avoid probate while still giving you control over your assets during your lifetime. With a living trust, you are generally both the trustee and the primary beneficiary of the trust. A living trust can help you manage your affairs, retain control and prevent unwanted parties from controlling your assets.
- Special Needs Trusts: A special needs trust can provide ongoing support for a loved one with mental disabilities or physical impairments. These trusts can provide financial support and a higher quality of life for a disabled child or family member. Properly done, the money you put in the trust, will not affect eligibility for Social Security Disability, Medicaid and other governmental benefits.
- Miller Trusts: Many older people have too much income to qualify for governmental assistance programs such as Medicaid, but insufficient income to pay for nursing home care or other living assistance. A Miller Trust, also known as a Qualified Income Trust, is an irrevocable trust that can help you or a loved one qualify for financial assistance despite income above the legally established limit. We also offer other Medicaid planning strategies to prevent all of your hard-earned assets from being used to pay nursing home costs.
- Charitable Remainder Trusts: A charitable remainder trust can allow you to support charitable causes, reduce your income taxes, and reduce your estate taxes, while still providing you with a source of income. Such trusts are often quite effective as part of a comprehensive estate tax planning.
- Pet Trusts: Texas Law has recently been changed to allow individuals to remember their pets in their Wills through a trust. Weiner & McCouloch, PLLC can help you structure such a trust that will ensure the continued care of your beloved pet upon your death.
For any of your legal concerns related to estate planning or life care planning, contact our offices today to schedule a confidential consultation.