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Gift and Inheritance Taxation

Inheritance Tax in 2021 Inheritance tax is a constant concern I hear from clients. There is so much misinformation regarding what is taxed and what is not. This blog is designed to help clarify some myths regarding gift taxation during lifetime and a… Click here to learn more
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Categories: Estate Planning

Planning for the Unexpected: When Someone Becomes Disabled

Understanding the Importance of Special Needs Planning Planning is paramount for a family with a member who has special needs. This cannot be stressed enough. In addition to the day-to-day planning (education, socialization, encouraging independence,… Click here to learn more
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COVID-19’s Lesser Known Impact

2020 has been a year of nearly immeasurable change on a global scale. The Covid-19 pandemic has completely altered many peoples’ day-to-day lives. While most of us are settling into this (hopefully) temporary way of living, others have not been so… Click here to learn more
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Categories: Estate Planning, Probate

The Probate Court in a Pandemic

I was recently asked to give a virtual presentation on the probate process and how that has been affected by the pandemic. I realized this would probably also make for an interesting blog topic. The probate court, like all courts, are governed by wri… Click here to learn more
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Categories: Probate

Duties of an Agent Under a Power of Attorney in Michigan

A power of attorney allows a person, known as the principal, to give authority to an agent to handle some or all of their financial affairs. This could include managing the principal’s assets while they are temporarily unavailable, making all of th… Click here to learn more
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A Patient Advocate’s Responsibilities to a Patient Who Is Under Quarantine in Michigan

Designating someone who can make medical decisions on your behalf if you become incapacitated is an important part of the estate planning process. This is often known as a “medical power of attorney.” Michigan law calls it a “designation of pat… Click here to learn more
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How a Certified Dementia Practitioner Can Help You

Dementia afflicts millions of people in the United States, and tens of millions of people worldwide. With improvements in life expectancy, that number is expected to continue to rise in the coming decades. Meeting the needs of dementia sufferers, inc… Click here to learn more
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Overview of Long-Term Care Services Covered by Medicaid in Michigan

Medicaid provides assistance with health care costs to people all over the country. This includes the cost of long-term care for people who, due to age, chronic illness, or disability, need help with daily activities. The Michigan Department of Healt… Click here to learn more
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Categories: Long-Term Care, Medicaid

Eligibility for Medicaid Waivers in Michigan

The Medicaid program provides assistance with medical costs for people with limited resources or income. It also helps with the cost of certain services that Medicare does not cover. The cost of long-term care can quickly strain many people’s finan… Click here to learn more
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Categories: Long-Term Care, Medicaid

How Changes to the VA Aid & Attendance Benefit Affect Michigan

Eligible veterans of the United States Armed Forces can receive pension benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Veterans who need additional care may be able to receive further benefits through the VA Aid and Attendance program. T… Click here to learn more
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Practice Areas

Navigating the needs and complexities surrounding the older and aging population…
Guardianship, conservatorship, trust administration, and probating an estate.
Planning for an individual or loved one's incapacity or death
Future financial, life management, and medical care for those with disabilities.

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