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Archive: April 2014




Apr
29
2014

Aging Family Members and Adult Day Programs

Posted by Danielle Streed

When it comes to taking care of an elderly family member many of us are sandwiched in between children, jobs and taking care of our own households. Many senior family members are not yet ready for a nursing home, but find themselves sitting in front of the television with little or no activity. [Read More...]



Categories: categoryEstate Planning



Apr
22
2014

Rights of a Same Sex Partner and Estate Planning

Posted by Danielle Streed

In a recent United States census it was determined that in 2010 there were over 22,000 same sex couples residing in the State of Michigan. Over 20% of those couples are raising children under the age of 18. However, under the Michigan Constitution, statutes and case law, these relationships do not [Read More...]



Categories: categoryEstate Planning



Apr
15
2014

Michigan's Estate Recovery Act

Posted by Danielle Streed

Many individuals are concerned about the cost of long term care and one of their estate planning choices is to try and qualify for Medicaid. Medicaid is a government benefit that provides long term care coverage in the event your assets and income are insufficient. Under the Medicaid system in [Read More...]



Categories: categoryEstate Planning



Apr
10
2014

What you need to know about the court process when you do not have your affairs in order.

Posted by Danielle Streed

A guardian/conservator is a person or persons who are appointed by the court to oversee your financial matters and oversee your medical decision making and well being. A court appointed conservator will be authorized by the court to step in to manage your investments, sell your home if needed and [Read More...]



Categories: categoryEstate Planning



Apr
01
2014

A Family Guided Estate Plan and Questions for the Family to Consider.

Posted by Danielle Streed

When it comes to estate planning many people take the standard approach and want to treat all children equally regardless of each child’s financial situation or regardless of the differences that they may all have. When dealing with a family where there are a fairly significant amount of assets, [Read More...]



Categories: categoryEstate Planning


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