Michael B. Cohen is an elder law attorney whose Dallas law practice focuses on the legal needs of the disabled and elderly, including estate and Medicaid and other public benefits (such as Veterans benefits) planning. He is a frequent speaker on these topics.
Blind Trust? Was Michael Oher Or The Touhy's Not Protected From The Blind Side? | 9 - 5-23
The unusual decision of a Tennessee judge 19 years ago granting additional powers to Oher's conservators has resulted in a lawsuit leaving a sour taste on the feel-good story portrayed in the movie.
Exceptions to Medicaid Transfer Penalty Rules for Homestead Transfers | 8 - 29 - 23
Although there is a 5 year look back period when deeding a Medicaid applicant's homestead, there are 5 exceptions to the rule.
IRS Revenue Ruling Impacts Some Irrevocable Trusts | 8 - 22 - 23
A recent IRS revenue ruling impacts the estate planning of some who have irrevocable trusts. Different types of irrevocable trusts are used to achieve various tax planning and public benefits planning goals are discussed.
Where Should You Keep Your Will? | 8 - 15 - 23
5 options of where to keep your original will are discussed.
Did Aretha Franklin's Last Wishes Get R-E-S-P-E-C-T After Will Fight? | 8-8-23
Aretha Franklin left 2 handwritten wills resulting in a legal battle between her children. Proper planning would have reduced risk over her desires (besides planning for less taxes, disability of a child, etc.)
Murder She Wrote - Wife Writes Children's Book On Grief After Murdering Her Husband | 8 - 1-23
Most states have a slayer statute. An ongoing murder case fit for TV is discussed along with laws that you cannot profit from murder.
GREAT, very informative podcast. As an estate planning attorney, this is a must listen!