Doctors making efforts re Patients’ end-of-life instructions

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express-News on June 8, 2018. Dear Mr. Premack: I am agent under my father’s Medical Power of Attorney. He has Alzheimer’s and now, ironically, has terminal cancer. The doctors have been cooperative with implementing DNR orders while he has been in the hospital, but things get inconsistent…

Does driving for a charity carry risks?

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express-News on May 29, 2018. Dear Mr. Premack: I am recently retired and am getting involved with an organization as a volunteer. They asked me if I could use my car to collect supplies and distribute brochures around town. The group is a non-profit, but I wonder…

Protecting separate assets from Medicaid

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News on May 4,. 2018. Dear Mr. Premack: If a Marital Property Agreement exists and finances have not been co-mingled, can the assets of one spouse be considered when the other spouse needs to apply for Medicaid assistance or is there a way to keep them…

Planning for your pets is vital

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News on April 27, 2018 Dear Mr. Premack: My wife and I love animals and have two dogs and a cat. Our finances are stable enough that we can provide substantial inheritances to our children. But we also want to provide money for the care and…