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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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Medicaid-Approved Annuities in Michigan

When many older individuals find that they need assisted living or long-term nursing care, they also discover that they do not have sufficient income or other resources to afford it. Medicaid provides coverage to eligible individuals for long-term ca… Click here to learn more
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Categories: Long-Term Care, Medicaid

How Does Marital Property Count in Determining Eligibility for Michigan Medicaid?

Medicaid is a program offered through the federal and Michigan governments that provides assistance with healthcare costs to people with limited access to income and other resources. It can also provide coverage for services like long-term nursing ho… Click here to learn more
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Categories: Long-Term Care, Medicaid

What is The Right to Try Act?

It’s never a situation we plan to be in, but have you ever wondered what your options would be if you were diagnosed with a terminal illness? Unfortunately, many people are faced with this reality and up until last year Click here to learn more
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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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