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  • Spousal Impoverishment and Medicaid
    Spousal Impoverishment and Medicaid

    State and federal law has numerous provisions to ensure the healthy spouse of an ailing senior does not impoverish herself trying to afford her spouse’s medical care. These provisions are codified in ...

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  • Effects of Oil & Gas Operations on Property Taxes
    Effects of Oil & Gas Operations on Property Taxes

    Article VIII, Sec. 1(d)1 of the Texas Constitution, along with Chapter 23 of the Texas Tax Code , allow for the appraisal of agricultural land on the basis of the value of productivity, rather than ...

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  • Pitfalls to Avoid When Planning with Family Limited Partnerships
    Pitfalls to Avoid When Planning with Family Limited Partnerships

    The recent holding from the US Tax Court in the case of Estate of Helen P. Richmond, T.C. Memo. 2014-26, sheds light on a couple of points to be aware of when your estate plan includes the use of a ...

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  • Consumption and Pricing of Oil & Gas - The Future Revealed
    Consumption and Pricing of Oil & Gas - The Future Revealed

    Forecasting the future prospects of oil and gas markets for long-term projections are typically unreliable. More importantly, understanding where, how and why those forecasting projections are ...

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  • A Primer on Gathering and Processing Agreements and Their Impact on Asset Value
    A Primer on Gathering and Processing Agreements and Their Impact on Asset Value

    This article originally published in North Houston Association of Professional Landmen's Spring Newsletter As oil is transported and processed through its value chain into its component products, it ...

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  • Medicaid, Nursing Homes & Estate Planning
    Medicaid, Nursing Homes & Estate Planning

    The average monthly cost for a nursing home is about $5,000. Most people cannot afford that. As a result, roughly 65% of all nursing home residents turn to Medicaid to finance their medical care. ...

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