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- Estate Planning
- Guardianship & Conservatorship, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
- Elder Law
- Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
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- Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- New York
- The Garrett Law Firm, PLLC
- Columbia University
- J.D. (1983) | law
- Honors: Parker Award, Mellon Fellowship
- Activities: President, International Law Society; International Law Review, Environmental Law Review; Chinese and Japanese law study groups
- Top Elder Lawyer
- Austin Monthly
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
- National Guardianship Association
- Texas State Bar  # 24048146
- - Current
- Austin Bar Association
- - Current
Articles & Publications
- Illegal Skilled Nursing Facility Discharges: Appealing Medicare Notice of Nonpayment
- Texas Elder Law Flash
- Noncitizens and Public Benefits, 2020 UT Special Needs Trust Conference, Austin, Texas
- University of Texas School of Law
- Approved Guardianship Attorney
- State Bar of Texas
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873 Questions Answered
- Q. My father passed away last year and my stepmother just passed away. If she changed her will can I contest it?
- A: You can contest it but you may find it very, very difficult to prove either undue influence or lack of legal capacity and very, very expensive to try to do so. You may also find that the Will has a "no contest" clause which leaves you with nothing if you contest.
- Q. TRS does not want to issue retirement funds due to my deceased son who passed away on 9/8/2019.
- A: Hire a local probate lawyer to help you file an Application for Determination of Heirship and Issuance of Letters of Administration. After the hearing, the judge will sign a Judgment Declaring Heirship.
- Q. Is the executor of my father’s Will required to let me see it. His only heirs are myself and my sister.
- A: When a Will ir submitted to the court for probate (proving), it becomes a public document. If you would like to see it, ask the clerk of the local probate court.
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