My name is Tracy S. Bush. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with my Juris Doctorate from Texas Wesleyan School of law—now known as Texas A & M School of Law.
Prior to law school, I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice—graduating Summa Cum Laude—and a Master’s Degree in criminal justice administration with honors from Oklahoma City University.
■ Creating an Estate Plan for clients which include trusts, wills, durable and medical power of attorney documents
■ Simple and complex probate and heirship determinations
■ Obtaining guardianship of the person and/or estate to protect a Ward’s interests
■ Challenging or defending a Will’s validity
■ Medicaid planning to preserve assets and make skilled nursing care affordable
If you do not have long-term care insurance, you may find that paying for skilled nursing care is not affordable. Our Firm assists clients in applying for Medicaid benefits to pay for nursing home care and medical costs. Medicaid provides strict guidelines on who is eligible for benefits. This Firm helps clients understand the eligibility rules for both married and single applicants. A review of the individual’s unique financial situation will identify potential eligibility roadblocks. This Firm also handles appeals after a family receives a notice that the applicant is denied benefits by Medicaid for a nursing home resident. A timely filed appeal will preserve the initial requested eligibility date.
Estate Planning/Probate/Will Contests
Your estate is comprised of everything you own. No matter how large or how modest, everyone has an estate. With advanced planning, you can control which assets will be disposed of in accordance with your Will and/or Trust and which assets will be disposed of outside of your probate estate. This Firm represents Executors and Administrators navigate the probate process. Each client’s facts and circumstances will be evaluated to determine which probate procedure in Texas is the best option to pursue. You can include any number of persons or charities to receive your probate estate in the terms of your Will. Unfortunately, a family member who is disinherited or receives a small share of the estate may also be motivated to challenge your Will. This firm is familiar with contesting and defending Wills and will be able to provide advice on the likelihood of success after evaluating your specific facts.
To protect a loved one’s personal and financial interest, you may need more than the durable and medical power of attorney. A Guardianship of the person and/or estate provides Court authority to act on behalf of a loved one. A Guardianship procedure is a request to declare a loved one incompetent to handle their personal and financial affairs.