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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our lives in so many ways: economically, socially, politically, our mental and physical well-being and of course, life and death. It has also caused many people to seriously consider their own mortality and what would happen to their family if they should die or become disabled. With Caring.com reporting that more than 52 percent of persons age 55 or older do not have a will or the other key estate planning documents, it’s no wonder that
As we age, it is important we continue to exercise for both our mental and physical health as well as helping to prolong our independence. Today, seniors are fortunate to have so many options available to them. Choosing the right type of exercise will help you avoid injury as well as ensuring you will stick with it. In a recent blog post on Silversneakers.com titled “9 Best Types of Exercise for Older Adults,” author K. Aleisha Fetters has compiled a list of the best low imp
One of the more challenging situations when an elderly parent is declining is having to take over their finances. Sometimes it may happen gradually such as when a loved one has dementia, or it can happen suddenly if a loved one suffers a stroke or other sudden illness. Regardless of how it happens, becoming a financial caregiver is a huge responsibility that is not to be taken lightly. The law requires that a financial caregiver (legally called a fiduciary) act in the love