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Debra G Simms
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Debra Simms’s Legal Cases

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  • Elder Law

    Practice Area:
    Elder Law
    Outcome:
    Medicaid Eligibility for Long Term Care
    Description:
    I have successfully helped numerous clients become eligible for Medicaid Long Term Nursing Care and diversion programs by advising and implementing Asset Protection stategies. These clients were able to preserve their assets for their spouses and loved ones.
  • Chapters 7 and 13

    Practice Area:
    Bankruptcy & Debt
    Outcome:
    Discharge of Debts
    Description:
    I have helped numerous clients manage and discharge their debt and gain a fresh start during this serious economic downturn. Some people have been able to "strip" their 2nd mortgages and modify the 1st, during the court process.
  • Estate Planning

    Practice Area:
    Estate Planning
    Outcome:
    Avoidance of probate and incapacity planning
    Description:
    I have assisted numerous individuals and couples plan for the future by advising and drafting wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance health care directives, Living Wills, and Lady Bird deeds.
  • Probate

    Practice Area:
    Probate
    Outcome:
    Opening and closing probate within 3--6 months!
    Description:
    Many of my clients come in after the death of a loved one. They have just learned that they cannot access the deceased's bank accounts without opening an estate administration. They have contacted the Clerk of Court and have learned that they need an attorney to do so. I provide advice and assistance at an affordable price and help them access the funds in the least amount of time as possible.
  • In re Shirley Tousignant

    Practice Area:
    Guardianship
    Date:
    Oct 18, 2012
    Outcome:
    Debra G. Simms, on behalf of the son, Ricky Triplett
    Description:
    This was a highly contested guardianship case between the estranged husband and the son over who should serve as the guardian of the mother/wife. The Ward filed for divorce just prior to the incapacity hearing and the husband, who would normally have the preference to serve as the guardian, wanted the son out of the case so he wouldn't be invovlved in the divorce. The case was hotly contested and acrimonious.