Blog Posts in March, 2018

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  • Should You Consider a Domestic Asset Protection Trust for Your Michigan Vacation Home?
    Should You Consider a Domestic Asset Protection Trust for Your Michigan Vacation Home?

    Many Michigan families own a cottage or cabin up north for vacations and weekend getaways as well as family retreats and reunions. Often, the property is faithfully protected as part of the family ...

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  • Challenging a Patient Advocate Designation / Healthcare Durable Power of Attorney
    Challenging a Patient Advocate Designation / Healthcare Durable Power of Attorney

    When an individual signs a legally valid patient advocate designation , the document gives another person the authority to make healthcare decisions for the individual who signed should he or she ...

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  • Congress Closes Kiddie Tax Loophole
    Congress Closes Kiddie Tax Loophole

    Sometimes the best-laid plans go awry – and this time, you can blame Congress. If part of your tax planning included giving appreciated stocks, mutual funds or other assets to your teen or college ...

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  • Coming Soon: Five-Star Rating System for Nursing Homes
    Coming Soon: Five-Star Rating System for Nursing Homes

    You can eat at a five-star restaurant or stay at a five-star hotel. By year’s end, you’ll also be able to select a five-star nursing home. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has ...

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  • Addressing Poor Care in Nursing Homes
    Addressing Poor Care in Nursing Homes

    Too many nursing homes fall short of the standards they should meet in caring for our spouses, parents, and loved ones. When we place a loved one in a nursing home, we expect they will be safe, ...

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