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.
Full service retirement communities are growing in popularity. Commonly known as continuing care retirement communities, or C.C.R.C., these communities promise that its residents can stay for their entire life. Entrance fees can range from a few hundred thousand dollars to more than a million. But what happens if after you have lived there for 10 or 20 years and the owner goes bankrupt or has to raise it fees or reduce services? A recent N.Y. Times article: “7 Ways to Ju
The Alzheimer's Association has released their annual facts and figures report: 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Here are a few highlights of topics covered in the report: An estimated 5.7 million people have dementia in 2018. Almost two-thirds of Americans with dementia are women. Approximately 1 in 10 people age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s dementia. The lifetime risk of developing Alzheimer’s at age 65 is approximately 21% for women and 11.6% for men. The estim
Some retirees in China are living in resorts. About an hour from downtown Shanghai, seniors reside in a complex with 2,000 households, a hospital, a worship space, a gym, and a cinema. In order to get in, seniors must buy life insurance from a company called Taikang Life Insurance Co. According to a Wall Street Journal article, China’s insurance companies have spent $10 billion on retirement communities. The goal is to find a way to care for the 1.4 billion Chinese who will b