It is our great pleasure to help clients protect their assets, including their homesteads, from the Medicaid Estate Recovery Program (MERP). We can assist clients while living to avoid MERP, and we can also work to prevent the estate of a client from paying MERP where the State has not maintained the proper paperwork to enforce a valid MERP claim or where an exemption or waiver exists. We haven’t lost a home to MERP! Our asset protection planning also includes protection for assets during the lifetime of the client. There is no reason any individual should have to sell his or her Texas homestead in order to qualify for Texas Medicaid. We apply our knowledge to protecting assets to allow clients to live the life they intend.