Stephen A. Mendel’s Guides

Stephen A. Mendel

Houston Estate Planning Attorney.

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  1. Who Should Be the Successor Trustee of My Revocable Living Trust?

    Written by attorney Stephen Mendel, 1 day ago.

    When creating your Revocable Living Trust (“RLT”), you will need to make several important decisions that will have a direct impact on the success or failure of your trust and your overall estate plan

  2. Do I Need a QTIP Trust?

    Written by attorney Stephen Mendel, 15 days ago.

    Providing for your loved ones is more complicated when you have children from a previous marriage. Should you leave assets to your spouse and count on him/her to leave them to your children when he/sh

  3. Stretching Your IRA in Houston

    Written by attorney Stephen Mendel, 21 days ago.

    In the context of this article, stretching your IRA refers to retitling an inherited IRA so that you can continue receiving payments over the course of your lifetime. Better yet, with smart planning a

  4. What Is the Cost When a Spouse Dies?

    Written by attorney Stephen Mendel, 28 days ago.

    When a spouse dies, there are practical and legal considerations that must be addressed amidst the grieving. One of the most important reasons to create a comprehensive estate plan is to decrease the

  5. What Questions Should I Ask an Elder Law Attorney?

    Written by attorney Stephen Mendel, about 1 month ago.

    If you have an elderly loved one, you will probably need the services of an elder law attorney. Choosing an attorney for any type of legal issue is a difficult task. Choosing an attorney for your lov

  6. What are the Income/Asset Limits for Medicaid Qualification?

    Written by attorney Stephen Mendel, about 2 months ago.

    Many older Americans find that Medicaid is the only way to cover the high cost of long-term care. To qualify for Medicaid benefits an applicant must have income and resources below the program limits.

  7. THE MENDEL LAW FIRM, L.P.

    Written by attorney Stephen Mendel, about 2 months ago.

    People create an estate plan to not only pass down “things” to future generations but also to pass down their “legacy.” Your legacy includes intangibles such as your beliefs, your passions, and your

  8. What are the Income/Asset Limits for Medicaid Qualification?

    Written by attorney Stephen Mendel, 2 months ago.

    Many older Americans find that Medicaid is the only way to cover the high cost of long-term care. To qualify for Medicaid benefits an applicant must have income and resources below the program limits.

  9. How Long Does It Take to Apply for Medicaid?

    Written by attorney Stephen Mendel, 3 months ago.

    Medicaid is a federally funded, state administered benefits program that provides health care benefits to low income individuals, children, families, the elderly, and disabled. If a loved one is in n

  10. Choosing an Attorney for an Elder Loved One

    Written by attorney Stephen Mendel, 3 months ago.

    Choosing an attorney for your loved one will be even more difficult due to the complexity of the legal issues and the importance of how those issues are handled. An elder law attorney will represent

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