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Seniors and the Law

This article provides valubale information about the laws that affect senior citizens. If you are a senior Texan this is the guide for you. It was written by the Texas Young Lawyers Association.

Where can I find an all-in-one guide to the laws affecting senior citizens?

Written by the Texas Young Lawyers Association, this packet is intended as an all-in-one guide to the laws that affect senior citizens in Texas.

Topics addressed in TYLA's brochure include:

  1. Social Security Benefits
  2. Financial Assistance for Seniors (Electric Bill, Homestead Exemption, etc.)
  3. Choosing Where to Live (Housing Options - Nursing Homes etc.)
  4. Health Benefits (Medicare, Medigap, Medicaid, and Long Term Medicaid etc.)
  5. Planning Ahead - Incapacities, Disabilities and Dying (Power of Attorney, HIPAA and Medical Records, Living Will, Guardianship, Living Trust)
  6. Wills, Estate Planning, and Other Probate Information
  7. Employment Discrimination
  8. Getting Around
  9. Handling Elder Abuse
  10. Avoiding Consumer Scams and Identity Theft
  11. Getting Divorced Or Remarried
  12. Raising Your Grandchildren
  13. Getting Legal Assistance



Click the link below for the full brochure.