Tresi Weeks is honored to be appointed to the Advisory Council of the Communities Foundation of Texas, joining an impressive group of attorneys and business owners and professionals.  You may know of Communities Foundation as the organizer of North Texas Giving Day, but CFT does so much more.  CFT manages donor-advised funds and charitable foundations,…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 8, 2018   CONTACT: Edie Surtees, Communications Director 512.407.2739 esurtees@drtx.org www.drtx.org   Tresi Moore Weeks Appointed as Board Chair of Disability Rights Texas   AUSTIN—Disability Rights Texas is proud to announce Tresi Moore Weeks of Plano, Texas, as the new Chair of its Board of Directors beginning October 1, 2018. She…

Among its many other provisions, the newly enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act offers significant tax savings for people forced to default on their student loan debt due to a disability. Generally, it is almost impossible to have student loan debt forgiven. It is not even dischargeable in bankruptcy. In fact, the Higher Education Act provides for…

There are two issues many people prefer to avoid thinking about: death and debt. Unfortunately, both of these seems to be inevitable. Student loan debt is a part of life nowadays, particular for students obtaining advanced or professional degrees. As of 2017, the total national student debt is now over $1.4 trillion with college students…

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal program that helps people with disabilities and very low incomes pay for food, clothing and shelter. SSI is often confused with Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). One of the main differences between the two programs is that SSDI is available to people with disabilities no matter how much…

When victims of medical malpractice and other catastrophic accidents receive awards in personal injury lawsuits, obtaining the award is only half the battle. Of equal, or greater, importance for the person’s future is constructing the settlement structure in a way that best protects their long-term interests. Personal injury settlements are typically structured in one of…

The Quiet Fight for Better Lives – Individuals working to give adults with disabilities as brighter future. Adults with disabilities struggle to find opportunities for a meaningful life. Thankfully, there are people in our community who have devoted their lives to helping adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities find opportunities, fulfillment and most importantly, hope….

Families taking advantage of ABLE savings accounts will have a little more flexibility in planning for special needs as a result of the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017. As we previously discussed, ABLE accounts, created by Congress via the passage of the Achieving a…

The new tax legislation raises the federal estate tax exemption to $11.2 million for individuals and $22.4 million for couples. The increase means that an exceedingly small number of estates (only about 1,800, nationally) will have to worry about federal estate taxes in 2018, according to estimates from the nonpartisan congressional Joint Committee on Taxation….

Tresi Weeks, founder of Weeks Law Firm is a very well recognized and respected attorney in Dallas Fort Worth Area. She is very passionate about helping special needs families and has been a strong advocate for the cause for many years. She serves on the board of several disability organizations including Disability Rights Texas, the…

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