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!

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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!

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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 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Use Elder Law Attorneys?

The name, elder law attorney, makes some individuals think that the attorneys who work at the Weaver Firm only work with senior citizens. Elder law attorneys are those who help people plan for the future–their later years, incapacity, and long term care planning. We also help those who have faced, or are facing, a life changing event. So why use Elder Law attorneys?

A disabled person need not be elderly, yet needs an attorney who understands the nuances and benefits of special needs planning. Government benefits require mountains of paperwork and we help you sort through it.

At our law firm, we definitely work with senior citizens (note that in many cases 55-year-olds are considered seniors) who are having their advance directives, wills and other legal paperwork drawn up. We also work with individuals and families who are facing life-changing or potentially life-altering events.

ELDER LAW ATTORNEYS ARE NOT JUST FOR THE ELDERLY

As mentioned, some of those life-changing events could include: 

  1. Planning for retirement
  2. Facing nursing home or assisted living placement
  3. Buying or inheriting a home
  4. Life changing or potentially life altering surgery
  5. Marriage
  6. Divorce
  7. Child birth or adoption

When working with a Weaver Legal attorney, you’re taking proactive steps to protect your life savings, your legacy, determine who will inherit your estate, putting plans in place in the event you are suddenly unable to make financial decisions, pay your bills or are faced with a life-or-death health situation or hospital stay.

Why Choose an Elder Law Attorney?

Individuals or couples of any age can work with an elder law attorney to have a last will and testament prepared.

Young couples, especially those starting out, buying a house, and having or adopting children should have a will drawn up.  Do you want to decide who the guardian of your children should be, or let the government decide?

What are the benefits of working with an Elder Law Attorney? 

If you’ve lived through the death of a loved one and if they didn’t have a will in place or they hadn’t made their final wishes known, you were left to “take care of things” without really knowing their wishes.

When you haven’t spoken with an elder law attorney to have your will or advanced directives drawn up you are leaving your family to face a burdensome task in addition to dealing with the grief of your passing.

Why hire our Attorneys? 

It is better to be proactive because you simply don’t know if you will be the victim of an accident that could leave you debilitated and unable to make decisions on your own behalf. If you haven’t named a Medical Power of Attorney, the decisions on your medical care may be left up to the medical team and not your family.

Contact us today for Elder Law Needs. 817.638.9016 or RWeaver@weaverlegal.net

The Importance of Elderly Legal Advocates to Stop Elder Abuse

Last week, the New Yorker published a sobering look into the world of abusive guardianships around the country. Stories about elderly individuals being over-medicated and shuffled around to different nursing homes show the dark side of Guardianship law and how the Elderly are abused in our communities. As the baby boomer generation ages, elder abuse will continue to plague our society. After reading this story, I am left with two takeaways:

  1. Attorneys appointed to represent the interest of potential Wards need to do their due diligence EVERY TIME. Visit the person and speak to the caregivers. Talk to the family members and gather all relevant facts before submitting any report to the Court. In 99 out of 100 cases like those discussed in the article, a good advocate for the Ward would prevent the situation from getting out of hand.
  2. Family members and friends need to look out for the elderly in their communities. In a society where we close ourselves off more and more each year, those struggling in their homes or daily lives go unnoticed. If you know of an elderly person or couple in your neighborhood, take time to stop and check on them once a week or so. If you are family, go visit your elderly family members! Look for signs of elder abuse (new credit cards, HSN packages by the dozens, etc.). Those with memory issues can greatly benefit from seeing familiar faces on a daily or weekly basis.

Although we practice Guardianship law at the Weaver Firm, we always recommend a Guardianship as a last resort. The State of Texas has many statutory alternatives including Power of Attorneys, Caregiver Agreements, etc. Often, a strong support system can prevent Guardianships for years if not indefinitely.

For more information about these alternatives or if you think you need Guardianship advice, call our office at 817.638.9016.

To report elder abuse, go here: https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Contact_Us/report_abuse.asp.