What sort of fees or costs are involved? What are the typical charges in 2022?

Seeing a lawyer usually costs money.  It can scare folks into inaction, so we are sharing typical costs below, on both an hourly basis and in some of our "flat fee" areas. Usually seeing a lawyer or addressing a problem or issue early on, makes sense, since playing "mop up" usually is more expensive [...]

2022-01-17T09:19:13-05:00February 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|

Single people facing aging possibilities and needs head on–

As reported in the New York Times the other day, there are some steps one can take if you are single or essentially so, and the quasi- automatic default system of relative care won't be available.  This is good reading.  Remember too, a stop with an attorney, a consultation, and perhaps preparation of documents such [...]

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

'Alone' in old age?

I presented early in January to a chapter of the State Retirees Association of Michigan--Lansing Chapter. (The materials I handed out can be found elsewhere on our site--like here: lhttp://SERAPresentationltcfinal  ) One of the folks in attendance faced an issue that crops up more often than you might think.  The issue?  Who will help me when [...]

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