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Paul Premack

Paul Premack

Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law in Texas and in Washington State
  • Probate, Estate Planning, Elder Law
  • Texas, Washington
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Biography

Paul Premack is a Certified Elder Law Attorney through the National Elder Law Foundation. He was a founding member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and has been a NAELA member since 1989.

His practice encompasses estate planning for individuals, couples and families of all ages, probate to assist surviving heirs when a family member dies, and elder law to assist clients with specific legal challenges. Paul is a Geriatric Scholar via the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Paul has written the legal column for the San Antonio Express-News and other Hearst Newspapers. His column archives are located at www.premack.com.

He is the author of "Thinking Beyond Tomorrow," served as 2019-20 President of the Texas Chapter (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys), is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Washington State Bar Association, the San Antonio Bar Association, and the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law section of the State Bar. Paul is a Life Fellow of the San Antonio Bar Foundation and is a Fellow of the College of the State Bar of Texas.

Practice Areas
    Probate
    Probate Administration
    Estate Planning
    Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Elder Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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Washington
Washington State Bar Association
ID Number: 56168
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Principal Attorney
The Premack Law Office
- Current
President
Texas Chapter, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
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Education
University of Houston - Main Campus
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.) (1982) | Law
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Awards
Barbara Kishpaugh Award
San Antonio Bar Association Elder Law Division
Professional Associations
National Elder Law Foundation
Certified Elder Law Attorney
Current
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National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Member
Current
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Texas Bar College
Fellow
Current
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Texas State Bar  # 16245900
Member
- Current
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Texas Chapter, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
President
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Publications
Articles & Publications
San Antonio Express News, Premack Column Archive
San Antonio Express News
Thinking Beyond Tomorrow
Longview
Speaking Engagements
Advance Directives, UT Austin School of Law and Texas NAELA 2018 Summer Conference, Galveston, TX
UT Austin
Certifications
Certified Elder Law Attorney
National Elder Law Foundation
Websites & Blogs
Website
The Premack Law Office website
Blog
Paul Premack's Legal Tips and Ideas on Estate Planning, Probate, & Elder Law
Legal Answers
16 Questions Answered
Q. Grandfather passed away in Kansas, Executor lives in a different state. Which state laws apply to the amount of the fee
A: The state where the Will was admitted to probate dominates. If grandfather lived and died in Kansas, then Kansas law and Kansas courts will be used.
Q. Can an adjudication of guilt on my record as a felon in Texas mean that I cannot be an Independent Executor?
A: Flat out "yes". A felony on your record is a disqualification by law, and a court cannot allow you to act as Executor even if you are so nominated in the person's Will.
Q. Father died without a will, need to close his bank account. need all the help i can get.
A: Since your father resided in Texas and died in Texas, any action on his estate needs to happen under Texas law. I am licensed in both Texas and Washington. You can ask the bank if your father specified a "Pay on Death" beneficiary for the bank account. If so, they should release the funds to the named beneficiary with only the death certificate and filling out some of their forms. But I suspect that there is no "Pay on Death" designation because the bank asked for Letters Testamentary. Since your father died without a Will, you cannot get Letters Testamentary. Instead, the route for you would be either a) getting Letters of Administration and a Determination of Heirship - which is complex and expensive, or b) using a Small Estate Affidavit if the total of your father's assets is below $75,000. You should have a consultation with a Texas attorney to explore the options available under these facts.
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Contact & Map
San Antonio, Texas Office
San Antonio, TX, USA
Telephone: (210) 826-1122
Monday: 9 AM - 5 AM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Notice: All consults should be scheduled online at www.Premack.com and are held via video or phone.
Bellevue, Washington Office
Bellevue, WA, USA
Telephone: (206) 905-1122
Notice: All consults should be scheduled online at www.Premack.com and are held via video or phone.