Qualified disability expense

What Is a “Qualified Disability Expense”?

In 2014, Congress adopted the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (better known as ABLE). That new law formally introduced the concept of a “qualified disability expense”. But what kind of expenditure is a qualified disability expense? And does the term mean anything outside of ABLE? Definition of qualified disability expense The ABLE Act itself…

Choosing a lawyer

Choosing a Lawyer — a Cautionary Tale

How would you go about choosing a lawyer? The traditional advice is to ask friends, ask lawyers you know and trust for referrals, and check the publicly available ratings systems. Usually — almost always — those approaches work. Sometimes, though, choosing a lawyer can be more difficult. Lawyers know more about their experience, capabilities and…

Due process in Texas

Due Process in Guardianship Proceeding

It’s easy to observe that the subject of a guardianship (or conservatorship) petition has a right to “due process” during the court process. But what does that mean? Does it include anything a judge orders? Does it require a court hearing? How will you know if you have been afforded due process before a guardianship…

Trust administration potpourri

Trust Administration Potpourri

Here at Fleming & Curti, PLC, we comb recent case reports and news items looking for a good story to illustrate important legal principles. We are always on the lookout for stories about, for instance, trust administration issues. Sometimes our work is easy; sometimes there just don’t seem to be great recent stories. Perhaps it’s…