Brett Howell, the founder of the Elder and Estate Planning Law Firm, specializes in helping Michigan families protect their estates. Whether you are worried about nursing home expenses that cost approximately $9,000.00 per month, assisted living expenses, having your estate avoid probate court or planning for a special needs child or grandchild, Brett has helped thousands of families obtain peace of mind when faced with such issues. Often this involves qualifying for Medicaid or VA benefits, creating a trust for an estate or a special needs trust for a disabled loved one. If you are dealing with any of these issues, contact our office for a confidential consultation to discuss your concerns with Brett – you will be glad (and relieved) you did.
Choosing your executor for your will and agents for your powers of attorney is a critical decision. If you name the wrong person, your estate or personal affairs can be irreparably harmed. Also, while you may consider it an honor to be chosen, the warm, fuzzy feelings can quickly vanish once the job begins. Few people are aware of what a chore it can be to handle someone else's affairs. For example, suppose a parent names their oldest son to be their agent under their financi
Although Medicaid is a national program, it is administered by each state. The rules and regulations are complicated and constantly changing (as evidence by the Deficit Reduction Act). Also, the rules often widely vary from state to state. So, its no wonder there are so many myths and misunderstandings surrounding the Medicaid program. This month, we will take a look at some of the common misconceptions we frequently hear about Medicaid. "My mother heard about someone who..."
Individuals work a lifetime accumulating assets, personal property and mementos. It only takes a small investment of time to make sure those valued items pass on to your loved ones. If executed correctly, a Last Will and Testament can clearly state your wishes and ensure they are carried out properly. Other important reasons to take the time to prepare a will are: You care about your family and loved ones and you do not want to leave them to figure everything out on their ow