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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.

Dallas Elder Law Attorney Michael Cohen

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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.

    Pros & Cons of Will & Revocable Living trust from an Elder Law Attorney’s Perspective | 11.6.2021

    Pros & Cons of Will & Revocable Living trust from an Elder Law Attorney’s Perspective | 11.6.2021

    Elder law attorneys look at wills a little differently than typical estate planning attorneys since public benefits are often considered. This article mentions public benefits issues in considering wills and revocable living trust in addition to advantages and disadvantages from an estate planning attorney’s perspective.

    • 27 min
    Reverse Half-A-Loaf Medicaid Transfer Planning Transfer Planning Strategies | 10.30.2021

    Reverse Half-A-Loaf Medicaid Transfer Planning Transfer Planning Strategies | 10.30.2021

    Options in saving at least half of the money of a long-term care Medicaid applicant (if single) through the use of gift-giving strategies.

    • 27 min
    2022 Maximum Protected Resource Limits for Spousal Medicaid | 10.23.2021

    2022 Maximum Protected Resource Limits for Spousal Medicaid | 10.23.2021

    How a well spouse could keep more countable resources than the maximum limit if his or her ill spouse needs to go into a nursing home without spenddown by having Medicaid pay for the cost of long-term care.

    • 28 min
    4 Documents Used at End of Life or in Connection with Medical Decisions | 10.16.21

    4 Documents Used at End of Life or in Connection with Medical Decisions | 10.16.21

    There are many different legal documents used for various purposes at the end of life. This podcast describes at least six different documents that could be used.

    • 28 min
    Using Power of Attorney for Interspousal Transfers has Legal Issues | 10.9.21

    Using Power of Attorney for Interspousal Transfers has Legal Issues | 10.9.21

    Most powers of attorney fail to give all powers to the agent. This podcast describes some of the additional options that could be given to accomplish goals of a couple who needed to make a transfer from one spouse (who lost capacity) to the other spouse.

    • 27 min
    Success Story of the Month - an Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure | 10.2.21

    Success Story of the Month - an Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure | 10.2.21

    Failure to plan could be disastrous for those whom you desire to protect upon your disability or death, but in this case we overcame such failure (although planning is always recommended.

    • 28 min

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