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And YOU Get a Check. And YOU Get a Check: Medicaid and Gifting Under the $15,000 Exclusion Amount

Can you give away $15,000 each year to your children, grandchildren, or others? Sure, if you have the money to give, you certainly can. But beware: there may be consequences should you apply for Medicaid long-term care coverage within five years afte… Read More
Categories: Elder Law
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Your Turn: Complete Your Estate Planning Checklist

Earlier this year, I focused on some deeper questions to ask yourself about your estate plan. But let’s take a step back. Let’s get back to basics. Let’s go through an estate planning checklist. Basic Estate Planning Checklist Revie… Read More
Categories: Estate Planning
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Tuition, Books, and an Estate Plan: Preparing Your Young Adult for College

It’s mid-July, and in any other year, this would be that exciting time as rising college freshmen prepare to go to college. Stores would be full of dorm room décor and organizational tools, college towns would be gearing up for an influx of new re… Read More
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Juneteenth: Freedom Day

“The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, ‘All slaves are free.’ This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves,… Read More
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Putting Inclusivity Into Estate Planning: A Story for Pride Month

In late June 1969, police once again raided the Stonewall Inn in New York City. A community that had been oppressed for too long finally spoke out more loudly and more visibly than ever before, and the Stonewall Uprising and riots began. Change began… Read More
Categories: Estate Planning
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What Should You Consider in Reviewing Your Estate Plan?

As our lives shift and change these days, while we are focused on the wellbeing of ourselves and our families, it’s especially a good time to review your plan. Here are six key questions to ask yourself in that review. Read More
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The Key Legal Document Every Adult Needs to Have: Preparing for Coronavirus

As the coronavirus continues to disrupt daily life and leave Americans uncertain of the future, you don’t have to feel helpless during this pandemic. In fact, now is a great time to be proactive and plan ahead should you or a loved one fall ill. On… Read More
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McCreary Law Office, P.A. is shifting to McCreary Law Office, PLLC

But you can just say McCreary Law Office Over the past few months, a lot has been happening with McCreary Law Office. As announced last fall in letters or emails to clients and contacts, McCreary Law Office would be opening an office in Houston, Texa… Read More
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McCreary Law Office Opens the Houston, Texas Office

As announced last fall in letters or emails to clients and contacts, McCreary Law Office would be opening an office in Houston, Texas. Finally it’s open! The new office is located just west of downtown Houston at 2019 Washington Avenue. Being close… Read More
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Will My Advance Directive Work in Another State?

Making sure your end-of-life wishes are followed no matter where you happen to be is important. If you move to a different state or split your time between one or more states, you should make sure your advance directive is valid in all the states you… Read More
Categories: Living Will

Attorney Jana McCreary

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Houston Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney Jana R. McCreary has been an attorney for over seventeen years, a career move she made after working for over a decade with adults and children with intellectual disabilities and mental illness. Graduati… Read More

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