Special Needs Trust Planning

Planning for the future of a child or another loved one with a severe disability often requires family members to become well versed in different government benefit programs. When the individual’s disability is expected to prevent them from working or being able to fully support themselves as an adult, these public resources can be of… Read More »

Senior Divorce

  As couples plan for retirement, they often contemplate sharing their home and expenses as well as combining defined benefit packages, and social security benefits.  When seniors who have been working towards these goals throughout their marriage decide to divorce, their retirement plans can dramatically and abruptly change.   Here are some considerations regarding senior divorce:… Read More »

The Duties of a Conservator

  When someone experiences impaired cognitive functioning, it can interfere with multiple aspects of their lives.  One area that this can have a particularly destructive impact on is their finances.  In some cases, the individual’s condition may be so severe as to warrant legal intervention to protect their funds and property.  In such a situation,… Read More »

Primary Care and Your Loved One

When an individual has a condition which requires personal care within the home, having a loved one address their needs can be comforting and result in their experiencing fewer symptoms.  However, for the caregiver, taking care of a loved one at home can be challenging.   This is especially true when the caregiver is trying to… Read More »

Travel Tips for Seniors

Reaching your retirement years can be a time when you have the freedom to travel and enjoy exploring new destinations.  You may want to take these trips with a spouse, a group of people, or on your own.  The good news is that whatever your preference, today’s seniors have several appealing travel options available to… Read More »

The Duties of a Guardian

When an individual is no longer able to care for their personal needs or make medical decisions, it may be necessary to have a guardian appointed to take over these responsibilities.  Taking on the guardian role is a serious undertaking and the person serving in this capacity will have specific duties to the individual. What… Read More »

Detecting Elder Abuse and Neglect

Elders can be victims of abuse, neglect, and exploitation in their own homes, in the care of relatives, and in the facilities where they are supposed to be receiving care.  This maltreatment can take forms such as someone preying on another person financially, a caregiver not attending to the victim’s medical or daily are needs,… Read More »

Understanding the Michigan Probate Process

Most of us do not think about the term probate until there is a death in our lives.  This is because, in many instances, probate is the legal process which will be utilized to administer a person’s estate after they die.   While it may seem that probate is a straightforward matter, there can be complicating… Read More »