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  • How to Select the Appropriate Probate Procedure - LHT word

    This particular pamphlet discusses the various procedures for the transfer of property after death. Content Detail

    By:
    Legal Hotline for Texans
  • ID Theft Fact Sheet

    Click this link for information on ID Theft including information on what you should do if your identity is stolen. Read More

    By:
    Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Protecting the Equity in Your Home

    Click this link for a guide on how to protect the equity in your home. Read More

    By:
    Texas Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner
  • Reverse Mortgages in Texas

    If you or your spouse is 62 years old or older, you may be able to take out a home equity loan that has special protections for seniors. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner
  • Shopping for Long-Term Care Insurance

    If you have shopped for long-term care insurance for yourself or for someone else, you´ve probably encountered complicated options, unfamiliar terms, and difficult calculations. Since long-term care insurance isn´t standardized in Texas, every policy is different. In general, there are some questions you should ask about each policy you´re considering. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Department of Insurance
  • Tax Information for Seniors and Retirees

    Good information on Taxes for Seniors and Retirees from the IRS. Click the link below for more information on this now! Content Detail

    By:
    Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • The Cost of Long-Term Care

    Long-term care can be expensive. The cost depends on the amount and type of care you need and where you receive it. Most long-term care costs are paid by Medicaid, a federal-state assistance program for people who qualify. People with low incomes may already qualify for Medicaid, and those with moderate incomes may be able to "spend down" their assets to qualify. Content Detail

  • The Truth About Living Trusts

    Just like a will, a revocable living trust is a written document that lets you direct how your property will pass after your death. Unlike a will, it also directs how you want your property managed during any disability. Content Detail

    By:
    AARP
  • Tips for Consumers Considering a Reverse Mortgage

    This resource provides advice for those considering a reverse mortgage. Content Detail

    By:
    National Consumer Law Center
  • Tips for Seniors on Living Trusts

    This resource provides advice for seniors regarding how and when a living trust is helpful. Content Detail

    By:
    National Consumer Law Center
  • Tips When Shopping for Insurance

    Insurance is a product you purchase to protect yourself from financial disasters, and your needs for protection can change over time. It´s important to understand the insurance policies you have and decide if those coverages are still right for you. If you´re considering buying insurance, here are some shopping tips to remember. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Department of Insurance