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Property Co-Ownership Can Be Risky

Too often, people try to circumvent probate challenges by deeding property away to someone else during their lives or by putting someone else on the deed to their home. Also too often, doing this leads to unintended consequences and higher attorneys&… Read More
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How COVID-19 Might Change Your Health Care Planning and Directives

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, we have been forced, as individuals, to assess our values and priorities along with our overall health. The COVID-19 clinical information relating to treatment options and likely outcomes based on pers… Read More
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Filial Responsibility: Should Your Children Be Required to Pay for Your Care?

Nursing home care is expensive; it’s fair to say it is astronomically expensive. Costs can run $7,000 or more per month, depending on location. Hundreds of thousands of people presently need that kind of care, and the numbers are rising. Ten thousa… Read More
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Update Your Estate Plan to Cover Pandemics

The World Health Organization (WHO) gave name to the disease causing the novel coronavirus outbreak on February 11, 2020. The coronavirus disease of 2019 shortly after became known by its abbreviation, CO for corona, VI for virus, D for disease, and… Read More
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Emotional Support Animals and Seniors

The use of emotional support animals is becoming more and more common. What is an emotional support animal? An emotional support animal is a companion animal that provides benefits to a person who has an emotional disability such as anxiety or depres… Read More
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Should My Aging Parent Live With Me?

Aging in place continues to increase in popularity among Americans. However, what to do when you notice an aging parent or loved one struggling to live safely at home is an issue many of us face. Troublesome signs like a dirty home in poor repair, un… Read More
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Senior Poverty: Many Older Americans Are Struggling to Meet Basic Needs

It is nothing short of a national tragedy; 45 percent of aging Americans are not making it financially to meet their most basic needs. Many of these older adults must routinely shuffle their available resources in an attempt to keep quality health ca… Read More
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Hearing Loss Can Lead to Other Health Problems

According to the ten-year study done by the Journal of the America Medical Association (JAMA), a strong link between hearing loss and health risks exists. The risks include a 50 % greater risk of dementia, a 40 % greater risk of developing depression… Read More
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What is the Role of a Probate Attorney?

Whether you are the executor or an heir of the probate estate, knowing the lawyer’s role is one of the first steps you should take at the beginning of the probate process. One of the biggest sources of conflict in probating the estate is understand… Read More
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How Elder Law Attorneys Can Benefit Seniors and Their Family

Elder law encompasses a wide range of legal matters affecting an older or disabled person. An elder law attorney specializes as a legal advocate for aging adults and their loved ones. Issues related to guardianship; retirement; health care including… Read More

Attorney Jana McCreary

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

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