FREE “Ask a Lawyer” Event – Wed., Oct. 21

Your Legal Questions at Age 55+ 

Join us for a FREE “Ask a Lawyer” event on Wednesday, Oct. 21,
on Zoom from 10:30 am to 11:30 am 

Travis Weaver, attorney, will provide info and answer your questions on wills, probate, trusts, directives, and other legal concerns for those 55+. 

Limited number of guests so all questions can be answered. Reserve your space today.  

(Includes easy video on how to attend Zoom meetings)

Flier for Event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can’t make it? 
Schedule a free 30 minute phone meeting with Travis Weaver, attorney,

about your legal needs at age 55+
Schedule a phone meeting using our easy online service or call 817-638-9016

Flower Mound Office Location
4315 Windsor Centre Trail, #500
Flower Mound, TX
(Shared with Chenault Law Firm)

Bartonville Office Location
Bartonville Town Center
2650 FM 407, Suite 245 
Bartonville, TX 

Wise County – Principal Office Location 
(about 15 minutes from Denton, Decatur, and Fort Worth)

101 W. First St.
Rhome, TX 

 

FREE “Ask a Lawyer” Event – Wed., Sept. 23

Your Legal Questions at Age 55+ 

Join us for a FREE “Ask a Lawyer” event on Wednesday, Sept. 23,
on Zoom from 10:30 am to 11:30 am 

Travis Weaver, attorney, will provide info and answer your questions on wills, probate, trusts, directives, and other legal concerns for those 55+. 

Limited number of guests so all questions can be answered. Reserve your space today.  

(Includes easy video on how to attend Zoom meetings)

Flier for Event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can’t make it? 
Schedule a free 30 minute phone meeting with Travis Weaver, attorney,

about your legal needs at age 55+
Schedule a phone meeting using our easy online service or call 817-638-9016

Flower Mound Office Location
4315 Windsor Centre Trail, #500
Flower Mound, TX
(Shared with Chenault Law Firm)

Bartonville Office Location
Bartonville Town Center
2648 FM 407, Suite 215 F
Bartonville, TX 

Wise County – Principal Office Location 
(about 15 minutes from Denton, Decatur, and Fort Worth)

101 W. First St.
Rhome, TX 

 

FREE “Ask a Lawyer” Event – Wed., Aug. 26

What the Heck Should I Do About My Will? 

Join us for a FREE “Ask a Lawyer” event on Wednesday, August 26,
on Zoom from 10:30 am to 11:30 am 

Travis Weaver, attorney, will provide info and answer your questions on wills, probate, trusts, directives, and other legal concerns for those 55+. 

Limited number of guests so all questions can be answered. Reserve your space today.  

(Includes easy video on how to attend Zoom meetings)

Flier for Event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can’t make it? 
Schedule a free 30 minute phone meeting with Travis Weaver, attorney,

about your legal needs at age 55+
Schedule a phone meeting using our easy online service or call 817-638-9016

Flower Mound Office Location
4315 Windsor Centre Trail, #500
Flower Mound, TX
(Shared with Chenault Law Firm)

Bartonville Office Location
Bartonville Town Center
2648 FM 407, Suite 215 F
Bartonville, TX 

Wise County – Principal Office Location 
(about 15 minutes from Denton, Decatur, and Fort Worth)

101 W. First St.
Rhome, TX 

 

Cancelled – Breakfast Seminar – March 27

Due to concerns for your safety and that of our staff, we are cancelling the March 27 breakfast and presentation.  We urge you to observe all precautions to prevent the corona virus (COVID 19) from affecting you or your loved ones. We support and are observing the recommendations of the CDC with social distancing, hand washing, and other recommendations

However, we are here for you with answers for your legal questions. Feel free to call us at 817-638-9016 to schedule your free 30-minute phone meeting on your legal questions at age 55+. 

We will work with you by phone or in the office to help you navigate this challenging time. 

 

 

 

FREE “Ask a Lawyer” Event & Lunch – Wed., Feb. 19

Join us for a FREE “Ask a Lawyer” event, including fried chicken lunch, on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the Flower Mound Senior Center from 12 noon to 1 pm. 

Travis Weaver, an attorney focused on elder law, will provide info and answer your questions on legal concerns for those 55+ and their loved ones (details below).

Enjoy a free lunch of fried chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, gravy, and cole slaw.

Seating is limited. Call 817-638-9016 to reserve your space!

Announcement Flower Mound Sr Ctr talk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 19 – Free event and free fried chicken lunch from 12 noon to 1 pm 

Event Location
Flower Mound Senior Center 
2701 W. Windsor Dr.

Seating limited! Please call 817-638-9016 to reserve your place

Answering questions and providing info about legal concerns for those 55+ and their families/caregivers including
–Qualifying for Medicaid-paid Nursing Home Care
–Wills & Probate
–Power of Attorney
–FAQ time for your 55+ legal questions

Can’t make it? Call Travis Weaver, attorney, at 817-638-9016 for a free 30 minute phone meeting about legal concerns for those 55+

New office in Flower Mound!
We’re proud to provide easy accessibility for clients needing an elder law attorney in Flower Mound, Bartonville, Lantana, Argyle, and the surrounding area. 

Flower Mound Office Location
4315 Windsor Centre Trail, #500
Flower Mound, TX
(Shared with Chenault Law Firm)

Bartonville Office Location
Bartonville Town Center
2648 FM 407, Suite 215 F
Bartonville, TX 

Wise County – Principal Office Location 
(about 15 minutes from Denton, Decatur, and Fort Worth)

101 W. First St.
Rhome, TX 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE “Ask a Lawyer” Event & Breakfast – Friday, Jan. 31 at 10 am

Join us for a FREE “Ask a Lawyer” event, including country breakfast, on Friday, Jan. 31, at Robson Ranch. 

Travis Weaver, an attorney focused on elder law, will provide info and answer your questions on legal concerns for those 55+ and their loved ones (details below).

Enjoy a free country breakfast with scrambled eggs, hash browns, bacon, sausage, biscuits, gravy, coffee, and juice at this educational event.

Seating is limited. Call 817-638-9016 to reserve your space!

Free "Ask a Lawyer" Event & Breakfast graphic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, January 31 – Free event and free country breakfast
10 am to 11 am 

Event Location
Robson Ranch Clubhouse – Boardroom
9400 Ed Robson Blvd in Denton

Seating limited! Please call 817-638-9016 to reserve your place

Answering questions and providing info about legal concerns for those 55+ and their families/caregivers including
–Qualifying for Medicaid-paid Nursing Home Care
–Wills & Probate
–Power of Attorney
–FAQ time for your 55+ legal questions

Can’t make it? Call Travis Weaver, attorney, at 817-638-9016 for a free 30 minute phone meeting about legal concerns for those 55+

New office in Flower Mound!
We’re proud to provide easy accessibility for clients needing an elder law attorney in Flower Mound, Bartonville, Lantana, Argyle, and the surrounding area. 

Flower Mound Office Location
4315 Windsor Centre Trail, #500
Flower Mound, TX
(Shared with Chenault Law Firm)

Bartonville Office Location
Bartonville Town Center
2648 FM 407, Suite 215 F
Bartonville, TX 

Wise County – Principal Office Location 
(about 15 minutes from Denton, Decatur, and Fort Worth)

101 W. First St.
Rhome, TX 

 

 

 

 

 

VA Changes for Pension Qualification — Important Updates

Photo of battered combat bootsLast fall, the Veterans Administration (VA) made changes to applying for pension benefits. To help you better understand how these changes affect veterans and their families, we’ve summarized information in the following article.

If you need help with your VA pension application, we offer a free 30 minute phone meeting with Travis Weaver, an attorney focused on elder law. Call 817-638-9016 today to schedule your free phone appointment to help you decide if legal planning may be of assistance in maximizing your VA pension benefits. 

Calculating Net Worth

When reviewing an application for VA pension benefits, caseworkers in the past have been given a great deal of leeway. Determinations were based on the claimant’s life expectancy and rate of asset depletion as estimated by the caseworker.

The VA has now set a bright-line net worth limit of $123,600. This amount is the maximum community spouse resource allowance (the CSRA) used to determine Medicaid eligibility. As such, it is subject to routine cost-of-living increases.

The new rule should increase the approval rate for claimants seeking VA pension benefits. Under the previous approach, caseworkers often denied benefits to needy veterans. The specific guideline removes a problem with the approval process.

Assets and VA Pension Benefits

The VA also looks at a claimant’s assets when determining eligibility for benefits. The new rule is similar to the old rule in that certain assets are excluded from the asset calculation: the primary residence and personal property.

However, changes were made to the primary residence exclusion:

  • The residential lot area is limited to two acres, unless any additional acreage is unmarketable.
  • Mortgages and other encumbrances will not be used during asset calculation, since the property itself is excluded.
  • The proceeds from the sale of the primary residence must be used to buy another primary residence during the same calendar year.

In terms of asset calculation, the new rule didn’t bring any big surprises or new headaches. The same cannot be said for the changes involving asset transfers.

Asset Transfers and Penalties

Applicants occasionally attempt to reduce their net worth by transferring or spending down their assets shortly before filing a claim. The VA has frowned on this practice but has not enforced regulations prohibiting it.

However, the VA now employs a “look-back” period, which is the thirty-six-month period prior to the date the claim was filed Covered assets transferred within the look-back period may trigger a transfer penalty of up to five years.

The term “covered asset” is now defined as property that:

  • Was included in the claimant’s net worth;
  • Was transferred for less than the asset’s fair market value; and
  • Would have caused the claimant’s net worth to exceed the VA’s limit if claimant had retained it.

Penalties may be assessed for transfers made to irrevocable trusts and annuities unless the claimant is able to access and liquidate the funds. However, an exception was written into the rule to exclude transfers that resulted from “fraud, misrepresentation or unfair business practices” as long as the claimant has reported the incident to law enforcement.

When filing for VA pension benefits, calculate any potential penalty periods before filing a claim. In some cases, waiting until the expiration of the look-back period can minimize the penalty period.

Reducing Income under the New Rule

A claimant’s net worth is the total of assets and annual income. Reasonably predictable non-reimbursed medical expenses may be used to bring a claimant’s income within eligibility limits.

Under the new rule, the VA broadened the scope of allowable medical services to include items and services that “prevent, slow, or ease an individual’s decline.” [section 3.278(c)]. In addition, claimants may include the cost of an independent living facility as a non-reimbursed medical expense.

The increased deduction for reasonable predictable non-reimbursed medical expenses signifies an important change that may pave the way for better care. 

Learn More about the Current VA Pension Benefit Rules

Changes to VA rules have radically affected the way some claimants qualify for VA pension benefits. As we mentioned earlier, if you need help with your VA pension application,  we offer a free 30 minute phone meeting with Travis Weaver, an attorney focused on elder law to help determine if legal advice may be of benefit.  Call 817-638-9016 today to schedule your free phone appointment and learn more about legal planning to help qualify for maximum VA benefits. Our offices are conveniently located Rhome, Flower Mound, and Bartonville

FREE “Ask a Lawyer” Event – Wed., Oct. 23, at 3 pm

Join us for a FREE “Ask a Lawyer” info event on Wed., Oct. 23, answering your questions on legal concerns for those 55+ and their families (details below).
Travis Weaver, attorney focused on elder law, will provide info and respond to your questions.

Seating is limited. Call 817-638-9016 to reserve your space at ICARE Rehabilitation Center, the event location. 
Free "Ask an Atty" event flier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, Oct. 23 – Free event
3 pm – 4 pm

Event Location – ICARE Rehabilitation Center
3100 Peters Colony in Flower Mound
Seating limited! Please call 817-638-9016 to reserve your place

Answering questions and providing info about legal concerns for those 55+ and their families/caregivers including
Qualifying for Medicaid-paid Nursing Home Care
Wills & Probate
Guardianship
Power of Attorney
Special Directives
FAQ time for your 55+ legal questions

Can’t make it to a session? Call Travis Weaver, attorney, at 817-638-9016 for a free 30 minute phone meeting about legal concerns for those 55+. 

New office in Flower Mound! We’re proud to now help clients needing an elder law attorney in Flower Mound, Bartonville, Lantana, Argyle, and the surrounding area. 

Flower Mound Office Location
4315 Windsor Centre Trail, #500
Flower Mound, TX
(Shared with Chenault Law Firm)

Bartonville Office Location
Bartonville Town Center
2648 FM 407, Suite 215 F
Bartonville, TX 

Wise County – Pricipal Office Location 
(about 15 minutes from Denton, Decatur, and Fort Worth)

101 W. First St.
Rhome, TX 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE Info Event – Ask an Attorney – Legal Issues at 55+ — Adult Children Welcome

Join us for a FREE info event answering your questions on legal concerns for those 55+ and their families. Travis Weaver, attorney focused on elder law, will provide info and respond to your questions.

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday, Sept. 18! Seating is limited. Call 214-285-3200 to reserve your space at Hollymead Continuing Care in Flower Mound, the location for the info sessions.  Check out detailed info on the flier below. The information is also repeated directly below the flier for your convenience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, Sept. 18 – Free event
1st Session   4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
2nd Session  6:30 pm to 7:30 pm 

Hosted at Hollymead Continuing Care
4101 Long Prairie Rd in Flower Mound
Seating limited! Please call 214-285-3200 to reserve your place

Answering questions and providing info about legal concerns for those 55+ and their families/caregivers including
Guardianship
Power of Attorney
Special Directives
Wills & Probate
FAQ time for your 55+ legal questions

Can’t make it to a session? Call Travis Weaver, attorney, at 817-638-9016 for a free 15 minute phone meeting about legal concerns for those 55+. 

New office addition in Bartonville! We’re proud to now help clients needing an elder law attorney in Flower Mound, Bartonville, Lantana, Argyle, and the surrounding area. 

Main office in Rhome (about 15 minutes from Denton, Decatur, and Fort Worth). 

 

 

 

 

New! Celebrating 25 Years – Additional Office Opens in Bartonville

Our gratitude for the privilege of helping families with legal issues and estate planning in north Texas  for 25 years is beyond words–that’s why we created this heartfelt video! We’re delighted to celebrate with the opening of a convenient second office for Weaver Firm – Attorneys.  Although we’re excited about adding a second location, our original office in Rhome, about 15 minutes from Decatur, Fort Worth, and Denton, remains our principal office.   

The new location at Bartonville Town Center is open on Fridays from 9 am to 5 pm and other week days by appointment.  Feel free to call 817-638-2022 to schedule an appointment at this new, easily accessible location. 

Directions to the new Bartonville office for Weaver Firm – Attorneys

Bartonville Town Center

2648 FM 407,  Suite 215 F

  • Use elevator to go to 2nd floor
  • Exit right from elevator
  • Go left down long corridor – Enter Suite 215
  • Go past lobby
  • Turn right at end of hall
  • Suite F is on the left