How should Will handle House issue?

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News and other Hearst Newspapers on November 19, 2018. Dear Mr. Premack: I was interested in your earlier article about children inheriting property. In my Will I have stated that my house be sold only and that my children equally divide their share of proceeds. I…

Questions about MERP claims

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News and other Hearst Newspapers on October 12, 2018. Dear Mr. Premack: Is a home mortgage, whether a regular mortgage or reverse mortgage, paid before a MERP claim? – SB MERP is the Medicaid Estate Recovery Program, a facet of the Medicaid program that has existed…

Mineral rights have modest Medicaid exemption

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News and other Hearst Newspapers on September 25, 2018. Dear Mr. Premack: I own mineral rights to Texas property but do not own the property itself. I’m 80 years old and may need to go in a Texas nursing home, eventually need to apply for Medicaid.…