The Houston Bar Association has completed the annual update of its 40-page Elder Law Handbook, which is now available at no charge to individuals and organizations.

The revised handbook features helpful information on numerous legal topics relevant to senior citizens and their families, including social security, Medicare and Medicaid, wills and probate, guardianship, burial provisions, banking, taxes, and homesteads. It also provides referrals to additional resources and phone numbers.

Electronic copies of the handbook—available in English, Spanish, and Chinese versions—can be downloaded for free via the HBA website at The HBA’s Family Law and Consumer Law handbooks also are available at the website.

Printed copies of the updated Elder Law Handbook are available at the Houston Bar Association’s office at 1111 Bagby Street, FLB Suite 200. Parties interested in receiving the handbook through the mail should call (713) 759-1133. Organizations seeking multiple copies can fax their request to the HBA at (713) 759-1710 or call (713) 759-1133.