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About Us

At the Houston law firm of McCulloch & Miller, PLLC, we provide traditional estate planning practices with a broad, elder-centered approach to identifying and accessing quality long term care services for elderly persons whose physical or mental health may not allow them to live independently.

If your parent or elderly loved one is faced with the prospect of nursing home placement or guardianship due to declining health and capacity, or if you can foresee the need for help in identifying, accessing and paying for long term care in the near future, contact our offices for comprehensive and dependable advice about your options, legal strategies and the practical ways you can implement them.

Devoted to Protecting the Best Interests of Elders

Our law firm provides legal advocacy and planning services with an elder-centric reference including consultation with Elder Care Coordinators so that you can determine your eligibility for programs and assisted living services that may be less intrusive and more satisfactory than either guardianship or nursing home placement.

Our staff of Elder Care Coordinators complete a comprehensive assessment of your parent's physical health, mental and cognitive function, and desire for independence. Through this assessment, we will develop an accurate understanding of his or her current condition and needs, which allows us to formulate successful advocacy positions and successful legal strategies for coping with the aging process.

We can help you identify the services necessary to provide the proper level of care for your parent or loved one. We can help you identify the means of obtaining these services and assist you in advocating for them.

For some families, trust instruments, private insurance, and the careful sequencing and timing of applications may suffice to make an appropriate level of care affordable. For other families, the choices might be more difficult, but where feasible, you may be able to avoid the need to sell the family residence in order to support residential or full time in-home care.

Services Backed by More Than 35 Years of Experience

Houston estate planning lawyer Thomas W. McCulloch has over 35 years of experience with all facets of wills, trusts, and probate law. He believes that a good life care plan, structured from an elder-centric point of view, can fill an important gap. Tom McCulloch also believes in practical planning for the senior with an eye on wealth preservation, tax planning, and optimum flexibility given the inevitable limitations often present with aging.

To learn more about our integrated approach accessing suitable elder care services for your family, contact McCulloch & Miller, PLLC in Houston.

Client Reviews
"In late February, 2020, I needed to file from out of state for successor Letters Testamentary in Harris County for my father's estate. The attorney I used, Ryan Cook, returned my call promptly, gave me the option of hourly or flat rate fee, explained what would be involved, then let his paralegal and other staff handle most of the contact with me. I worked with Crystal. She was very responsive and tech savvy. As the pandemic hit and communication everywhere was getting difficult and the probate court had limited access, these women continued to stay in touch and help me through the process, with us all working remotely. We were all experiencing a new way of being in the world and all three of them handled it with grace, humanity and efficiency." L.B.
"I would highly recommend this law firm because of their caring and professional staff. Mr. David Miller and Crystal Collins have gone above and beyond to help our family get all our elderly parents legal paperwork up to date. We are extremely appreciative for all they have done for us." A.B.
"I engaged the services of McCulloch & Miller to assist me with the difficult task of navigating Medicaid eligibility requirements for a close family member. I found them to be knowledgeable and thorough. Working with Darby was a pleasure. She took the worry and aggravation of dealing with a government entity off my shoulders. I highly recommend McCulloch and Miller for eldercare issues." B.S.
"We needed assistance with a Medicaid application and McCulloch & Miller were extremely helpful and expedited the paperwork promptly. We also greatly appreciated the professionalism, and caring manner in which Darby handled our case. If you need assistance, we highly recommend this firm!" P.M.