New Laws: Power of Attorney Acceptance

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express-News on September 11, 2017. (Part 4 in a series.) Since the early 1990s, Texas has had an issue with Durable Powers of Attorney (DPOA) which was initiated by the banking lobby. They had convinced the legislature to structure Texas law to give them the power to…

New Laws: Durable Power of Attorney

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express-News on September 5, 2017. (Part 3 in a series.) Regardless of the size of the estate – be it $50,000 or $5,000,000 – everyone should make legal plans to handle a possible future illness or incapacity. If you become incapacitated, you need someone trustworthy to pay…

Protecting Home Sale Proceeds

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express-News and on MySA.com on 8-14-2015. Dear Mr. Premack: My mom and I own a house together, and are both on the mortgage. I currently live in the house and my mother is in a nursing home on Medicaid. I’m wanting to sell the house. What can…