2016-10-03

How To Vote In Texas This November

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News on October 4, 2016.  Dear Mr. Premack: I have always been eager to vote, but this year at age 82 I let my driver’s license expire and moved from Austin to San Antonio to live with my daughter. I want to be sure I am…

2016-09-23

Appraisal Letter should prompt Probate

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News on September 23, 2016. Dear Mr. Premack: This week I received a letter from the Bexar Appraisal District. It looks like a form letter that went out to lots of people, and says I need to reapply for my homestead and over-65 exemptions or I…

2016-08-29

Court Order relaxes Voter ID requirements

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express-News on August 29, 2016. Dear Mr. Premack: I’ve been reading about the voter ID mess, and wonder if you could summarize what the law is now that the federal courts have intervened. As a Senior, I no longer have a driver’s license. Will I still need…

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Several Readers’ Long Term Care Answers

Dear Mr. Premack: My mother-in-law is 88. Has been in nursing home in TX for several years. Husband is deceased. She owns home value 60k, no liens. Two sons own 1/4 each. She has willed her 50% to my wife to take care of a third son who is in same nursing home. Granddaughter lives in home…

2016-08-12

3 main deficiencies of a handwritten Will

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News on August 12, 2016. Dear Mr. Premack: My mother was shy about seeing lawyers. She knew she should have a Will so when she was diagnosed with cancer she handwrote her own Will. It is very short, and only says “I give all my worldly…