Property Tax Deferral after a Second Marriage

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News on December 9, 2016.  Dear Mr. Premack: My mom owned a house prior to marring her second husband. She was disabled and deferred property taxes on her homestead. She recently passed away. I understand her husband has a life-estate in my mom’s non-community property home,…

Marriage Equality, Medicaid and Social Security

Dear Mr. Premack: I have a question about federal benefits, specifically Social Security and Medicaid. Texas’ current law does not recognize the validity of any same-sex marriage. My husband and I were legally married in Washington State, but relocated to Texas to be near our families. He is 65 and I just reached 58. He…