Stephen A. Mendel’s Guides

Stephen A. Mendel

Houston Estate Planning Attorney.

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  1. Do You Qualify for Veterans Aid and Attendance?

    Written by attorney Stephen Mendel, 20 days ago.

    Veterans Aid and Attendance (“VAA”) benefits can provide an additional monetary benefit to veterans or survivors who qualify. VAA, benefits can help cover the expenses associated with assistance to co

  2. How Much in Assets Can I Transfer Upon Death Tax-Free?

    Written by attorney Stephen Mendel, 27 days ago.

    When we die, we hope that we will be able to pass down assets to our family and loved ones. Deciding who will receive those assets and what to pass down is the primary goal of an estate plan. A seco

  3. Understanding the Medicare 3-Day Hospital Stay Rule

    Written by attorney Stephen Mendel, about 1 month ago.

    If you are a family member or loved one of an elderly individual who is a Medicare recipient, it is extremely important that you understand Medicare’s 3-day rule for hospital stays so your loved one w

  4. Understanding the Medicare 3-Day Hospital Stay Rule

    Written by attorney Stephen Mendel, about 1 month ago.

    If you are a family member or loved one of an elderly individual who is a Medicare recipient, it is extremely important that you understand Medicare’s 3-day rule for hospital stays so your loved one w

  5. Should I become a Guardian?

    Written by attorney Stephen Mendel, about 2 months ago.

    Each guardianship presents a unique set of facts and circumstances. Understanding what guardianship means, the process involved in becoming a guardian and some of the common reasons why people petiti

  6. Understanding Probate

    Written by attorney Stephen Mendel, 2 months ago.

    At some point in your life, chances are that you will be involved in the probate of a loved one’s estate. You should have a basic understanding of what probate is in order to plan for the eventual pro

  7. How to Find an Elder Law Attorney

    Written by attorney Stephen Mendel, 2 months ago.

    Finding the right elder law attorney can be a challenge. The reason for the importance is that you will likely have a relationship with your elder law attorney for many years. Your elder law attorne

  8. Who or What Is an Executor?

    Written by attorney Stephen Mendel, 3 months ago.

    When you create your Last Will & Testament (“will”), you have to make a number of very important decisions. One decision that is likely of more importance than you realize is the appointment of an ex

  9. Who or What Is an Executor?

    Written by attorney Stephen Mendel, 3 months ago.

    When you create your Last Will & Testament (“will”), you have to make a number of very important decisions. One decision that is likely of more importance than you realize is the appointment of an ex

  10. What Is a Family Limited Partnership?

    Written by attorney Stephen Mendel, 3 months ago.

    When it comes to estate planning, some of the most difficult decisions relate to transferring family wealth and assets. Creating a Family Limited Partnership (“FLP”) is a commonly used strategy to ma

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