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Top Reasons Everyone Needs a Comprehensive Power of Attorney

The benefits of a highly detailed, comprehensive power of attorney are numerous. Unfortunately, many powers of attorney are more general in nature and can actually cause more problems than they solve, especially for our senior population.

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Shelter Your Single Parent’s Assets with a Half-a-loaf Divestment Plan

Is your parent single and in need of nursing home care? Medicaid is the single largest payer of nursing home expenses in the United States. Unfortunately, in order to qualify for Medicaid, many people are forced to spend down the assets they have spent a lifetime to build.

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Importance of Timing in Asset Protection Planning

When it comes to retirement and nursing home planning, there is a complicated set of laws governing how and when assets can be used. What can be even more frustrating is that these laws are always changing. In order to avoid having all your assets spent down for nursing home expenses or being penalized, it is best to consult with an experienced elder law attorney.

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Estate Law Myths You Can Overcome (Part 1)

Everyone has a to-do list and at the very bottom of most everyone’s list is to make an estate plan.

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Estate Plan Myths You Can Overcome (Part 2)

In our first blog post about common estate plan myths we covered two important and problematic financial misconceptions that hold people back from making an estate plan, but sometimes the estate plan myths that are hardest to beat have to do with assumptions about time and relationships.

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Estate Planning Help

Estate planning is probably low on the list of things going through your mind while going through a divorce, a stressful and emotional time.

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Asset Protection Help for Nursing Home Medicaid

If your spouse or parent is facing the prospect of entering a nursing home, they do not have to lose all of their assets to become eligible for Medicaid.

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What Is Estate Planning?

Nearly everyone has an estate believe it or not. Your estate includes everything you currently own – your home, car, checking and savings accounts, investments, personal possessions, etc.

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Medicaid Planning - Paying for Senior Care

You and your family may have to confront the need for long-term care with limited funds to pay for it.

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Differences Between Wills and Trusts

Everyone has assets, whether they are large ones like your house or car in your name, or the $10 bill in your pocket.

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5 Things to Know About Medicaid Planning

In some cases, many residents of nursing homes end up draining all of their assets on long-term care, but thanks to Medicaid planning it is possible to eliminate those financial costs.

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Family Law Blogs

Children Are Not Weapons

Caught in this crossfire are the innocents who do not have the emotional ability to protect themselves.

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Family Law Attorney Help: Prevent Unduly Beneficiary Influence

Many times, families realize far too late they haven’t properly set up a beneficiary plan with a family law attorney.

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Four Family Law Mistakes You Can Avoid

Family law mistakes can cost you money, time, and emotional stability, but you can avoid them with the right legal representation.

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Top 5 Parenting Fails That Can Lose You Custody of Your Child

Hopefully you never have to go through a custody proceeding, but if you do, here are my top 5 most recent examples of why the other parent should have custody instead of you.

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Understanding the Importance of Establishing Legal Fatherhood

Whenever a child is born out of wedlock, an attempt is made to have the presumed father sign an affidavit of parentage, usually in the hours following birth in the hospital.

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What You Must Know About Child Custody and Tax Law

Separation and divorce often comes with overwhelming emotions, practical challenges, and complexities affecting numerous aspects of everyday life.

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Other Blogs

How to Protect Your Assets from Nursing Home Expenses

Medicaid is a major source of payment for long-term care in the United States. Unfortunately, many elderly people in nursing homes end up spending through their savings before they can become eligible for Medicaid.

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5 Big Advantages Sean Cox Law Gives You With VA Benefits

Even though the veterans resources and VA support facilities in West Michigan have not seen problems like those in other parts of the country, we know it can still be a challenge to navigate the VA benefits system.

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End of Life Care Discussion Misses Valuable Point

If you happened to read this recent Newsweek article about end of life care, it may be difficult not to have a strong reaction.

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Veterans Benefits After World War I

The United States, through various agencies such as the Veterans Administration (VA), have historically provided for wartime veterans, their spouses, and their families.

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Why You Need a Veterans Benefits Attorney in Michigan

Too many veterans aren’t getting full access to their benefits.

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