Communities Bring Together People of All Ages

Imagine sharing your land with a community of around 30 other families. You each have your own homes, but the land is cared for by all. Your neighbors range from young families with babies to single retirees, and everyone knows everyone else. You are regularly involved in planning activities with your neighbors, and you have… Read More »

Virtual Reality… It’s Not Just for Kids!

When you hear the words “virtual reality,” you might immediately think of a bulky black headset covering the face of a video game playing teenager. Although virtual reality is often associated with fighting pixelated monsters, these wearable machines can do far more. Putting on the goggles and headphones allows for complete immersion in a panoramic… Read More »

How will you spend your moment in time?

This is a re-print of Glenn’s Livingston Legal Corner article published August 24, 2016. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   “Time has a way of showing us what really matters”  ~ Unknown Author   I sat with Nora in her hospital room, having just finished helping her sign her legal papers.  Her mind was sharp, but her body was… Read More »

Check Out Our New Elder Care Whiteboard Videos!

We have spoken at hundreds of events over the years about Michigan Estate Planning, Elder Law and other senior issues.  Whether we are talking to seniors, business organizations, government offices or other groups, there is one common comment we get:  “We understand you.  You actually speak in plain English, not like most lawyers”.  We have… Read More »

No Uncapping of Taxes for Transfers by Michigan Lady Bird Deed

There has been lots of talk in the legal community about “uncapping” of real estate taxes.  What is uncapping?  Generally, whenever there is a “transfer of ownership” of real estate, the taxable value of that property “uncaps” in the year following the transfer to 50% of the property’s true cash value.  In many cases, especially… Read More »

Area on Aging Launches New Website


The Aging & Adult Services Agency with the Department of Health and Human Services has created a website for Michigan’s aging population. The website went live on August 24th, 2015 and works with local agencies and providers to help aging adults maintain their independence as they grow older. The website acts as a one stop shop… Read More »