Would You Let a Robot Carer Into Your Home?

These days, it seems like we can innovate a technological solution to almost any need. From speeding up production to eliminating household chores, robots are becoming more and more commonplace. As technology advances, we have all by now heard the enthusiasm or the alarm from those who insist that our reality will only continue to… Read More »

When a Horse Visits a Nursing Home

Many nursing homes offer something known as “pet therapy,” where animals, usually dogs and cats, are brought into the home to visit with the residents. But recently, one senior living community in Michigan has taken pet therapy to a much larger level. The Village of East Harbor Senior Living Community welcomed Neigh Neigh the Clydesdale to walk… 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 »