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Do you need to plan a year end review, or even just a simple "legal check up" on issues or business or estate affairs or the like, to see if you are in good shape for the weeks, months or years ahead? Do you have nagging questions or concerns about your affairs or the affairs [...]

2020-11-23T13:51:02-05:00November 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Up In Smoke and Tricky Questions for Trustees of Special Needs Trusts Regarding Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana and disabled persons who have special needs trusts? It is a bit of a new world, as many states are struggling with medical marijuana laws, and particularly how those laws work well with or how they don't work well with, federal law. In the realm of folks with special needs, the various challenges [...]

2020-11-20T11:38:40-05:00August 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|

SBO Trust – Michigan Supreme Court Decision

An important decision just out by the Michigan Supreme Court will probably help families who need some help with paying for long term nursing home costs. The state of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services or Department of Human Services has a big big role in administering the various Medicaid Programs in Michigan--even though [...]

2020-08-24T20:33:49-04:00May 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

What sort of costs are we looking at? How much do you charge?

Seeing a lawyer usually costs money but we are sharing typical costs below, on both an hourly basis and in some of our "flat fee" areas. (Naturally we think getting a lawyer, or any professional, involved early in a process makes more sense than only inviting us to be a mop up squad.  But that [...]

2020-11-20T11:38:23-05:00February 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|

"Contracting" for legal services with an attorney when your capacity is questioned?

Imagine if you were sort of "trapped" with some or most of your liberties taken away.  Imagine if a judge decided in the past that you have lost the legally capacity to contract or make many of your own decisions.   You've been appointed a guardian and the court has declared that, in the eyes of [...]

2020-11-20T11:38:23-05:00October 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|

health insurance coverage issues for transgender individuals

Insurance  coverage for trans people has always been tricky.  In some cases so many hurdles and coverage exclusions existed that it was common for those in the community to expect almost everything they wanted or needed in way of health care would be covered only via private pay arrangements.  This meant, as a practical matter, [...]

2020-11-20T11:38:23-05:00August 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|
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