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Will Michigan Medicaid Cover In-Home Care?

It can be hard to watch a loved one age, knowing he or she is no longer able to do what is needed to maintain the family home, or protect his or her own health. But just because a person needs help doesn’t mean he or she should be sent to a nur… Click here to learn more
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Categories: Medicaid

Are Online Estate Planning Forms Good Enough?

In a modern world, it is increasingly simple to turn to the Internet for everything from specialized tools to toothpaste. In recent years, several companies have released online estate planning forms for purchase. These programs allow users to create… Click here to learn more
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Categories: Estate Planning

How Do Michigan Probate Attorney Fees Get Paid?

When a loved one passes away, money is the last thing you want to be thinking about. Everything from final expenses to outstanding credit cards may have to be paid, and then there are the legal fees. Find out how Michigan probate attorney fees get pa… Click here to learn more
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Categories: Probate

​Why College Students Need Powers of Attorney

Parents have just sent their college students back to school for another semester. Maybe they are helping their kids plan for a semester abroad or a spring break vacation. Find out why that plan should include powers of attorney and other estate plan… Click here to learn more
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Does Medicaid Cover Long-Term Care?

When a chronic condition or disability leaves a loved one unable to manage his or her own day to day care, most families will start looking at long-term care options. But nursing homes and assisted living facilities can be expensive. The high price t… Click here to learn more
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Categories: Long-Term Care, Medicaid

What Is a Special Needs Trust?

If you have a disabled child or family member, you have probably heard that you should set up a “special needs trust”. Find out what that is and why it is such an important part of any caregiver’s estate planning. In this blog post,… Click here to learn more
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Probate in Michigan: 5 Things Out-of-State Executors Should Know

When a parent or family member dies in another state, the normal grief process is intensified by the distance. The demands of real life continue without regard for your loss. On top of that, you need to deal with your loved one’s estate, paying… Click here to learn more
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Categories: Probate

How to Apply for VA Aid & Attendance Benefits

Older veterans (age 65 and over) and their surviving spouses often struggle to make ends meet and still pay for necessary medical care and treatment. The good news is that VA Aid & Attendance benefits are available for those who can navigate the… Click here to learn more
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Categories: Veterans Benefits

What is a Ladybird Deed?

A ‘Ladybird Deed,’ or enhanced life estate deed, is a document used in planning and can be very beneficial for avoiding probate and protecting the home in a Medicaid situation. A Ladybird Deed keeps the title of the property in the homeowner’s… Click here to learn more
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Categories: Estate Planning

If my spouse needs Medicaid for nursing home care, will the government take my money?

Medicaid allows for the spouse not receiving Medicaid benefits, or the ‘Community Spouse,’ to retain certain assets and income. The purpose of Medicaid is to ensure the spouse requiring long-term care receives the benefits they need, while also e… Click here to learn more
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Categories: Medicaid

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