• Mild Alzheimer's Lowers Financial Acumen - Empasizing the Need for Planning ASAP

      New research shows that patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease (AD) have a dramatic decline in their ability to make financial decisions over a one year period. The discovery has strong implications ...

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    • When Should Family Members Be Compensated as Caregivers?

      In many families, the situation is familiar: As your loved ones grow older, they need help with daily and routine tasks. Often, a family member steps in and takes care of the elder. Over time, the ...

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    • 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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    • What's in Your Parent's Wallet? (And What That Means for You)

      Taking stock of your elderly parent’s financial situation usually requires initiating a potentially uncomfortable discussion–money matters are a touchy subject, especially when family comes into play. ...

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    • Celebrity Money Battles

      Britney Spears Britney Spears’ biggest fan may be a lawyer she doesn’t want. Spears’ life and career have improved since she was 26 and her father, Jamie Spears, became her legal conservator and ...

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    • Estate Planning, Retirement and Divorce: What You Should Know

      Going through a divorce takes a toll under any circumstances. During the process and after the divorce is final, there are often a great number of matters that need to be addressed. Changing titles to ...

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    • Does an Executor or Trustee Have a Duty to Maintain Confidentiality?

      The process of administering an estate after someone dies involves a lot of different responsibilities. The duties include collecting assets, paying debts and satisfying obligations, and distributing ...

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    • What to Expect at a Michigan Guardianship Hearing

      If your elder family member or loved one is having difficulty taking care of himself or herself, you may consider seeking appointment of a guardian. In a Michigan guardianship proceeding, the probate ...

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    • Danielle and Andy's TV Show: "Fortune Fights"

      We are so proud of our shareholders, Danielle Mayoras and Andy Mayoras, who host a new TV show called “Fortune Fights” airing on the REELZ Channel. The duo has been receiving some wonderful media ...

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    • BRMM Wins Significant Elder Law Case in Michigan Court of Appeals

      BRMM attorneys Don Rosenberg and Scott Robbins recently won an important elder law case in the Michigan Court of Appeals. In rendering the decision, the Court of Appeals recognized that the case was ...

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    • Florida Powers of Attorney: What Michigan Snowbirds Need to Know

      In our Michigan estate planning practice at Barron, Rosenberg, Mayoras & Mayoras, P.C., we work with clients who spend part of the year in the Sunshine State or who have real estate or other interests ...

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    • 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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    • What Is a Patient Advocate Designation?

      What happens if you or a family member is too injured or ill to make medical decisions for themselves? In Michigan, you can designate someone to be your “patient advocate” in the event that you lose ...

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    • Florida Powers of Attorney: What Michigan Snowbirds Need to Know

      In our Michigan estate planning practice at Barron, Rosenberg, Mayoras & Mayoras, P.C., we work with clients who spend part of the year in the Sunshine State or who have real estate or other interests ...

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    • I'm a Florida Snowbird from Michigan - Where Should I Find a Lawyer?

      If you are one of the significant number of Michiganders who flock to Florida in the winter, your legal matters need to take the laws of both states into account — but how can you make sure that ...

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    • The Interplay Between Powers of Attorney, Guardianships, and Conservatorships

      When you are thinking about planning your estate, it may seem simple or, alternatively, overwhelming. But the truth is, estate planning is neither simple nor overwhelming. A great estate planner can ...

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    • Danielle and Andy's TV Show: "Fortune Fights"

      We are so proud of our shareholders, Danielle Mayoras and Andy Mayoras, who host a new TV show called “Fortune Fights” airing on the REELZ Channel. The duo has been receiving some wonderful media ...

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    • BRMM Wins Significant Elder Law Case in Michigan Court of Appeals

      BRMM attorneys Don Rosenberg and Scott Robbins recently won an important elder law case in the Michigan Court of Appeals. In rendering the decision, the Court of Appeals recognized that the case was ...

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    • Does an Executor or Trustee Have a Duty to Maintain Confidentiality?

      The process of administering an estate after someone dies involves a lot of different responsibilities. The duties include collecting assets, paying debts and satisfying obligations, and distributing ...

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    • Delays in Social Security Disability Cases at Record Highs

      Summary The Social Security Administration faces a record – and rapidly growing – backlog of appeals by people who claim they are too disabled to work. Through June, it had just over 745,000 cases ...

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    • Marriage and Social Security Benefits

      Millions of couples blissfully say “I do” each year with perhaps only a fleeting thought of eventually retiring with their beloved. But married couples should pause to consider the array of Social ...

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    • Hidden Social Security Option

      Did you elect to take Social Security benefits before your full retirement age? If you did and are now looking for extra income, there may be an answer. Once you reach full retirement age, you can pay ...

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    • Bill Signed Removing 'Mentally Retarded' From Federal Laws

      President Obama has signed into law a bill eliminating use of the phrase “mentally retarded” from all federal law. The the law is named Rosa’s Law after the Maryland 8-year-old with Down syndrome ...

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    • Autism Awareness Month: A Call to Compassion

      April is Autism Awareness month, and a perfect time to teach your children about compassion in the classroom. Compassion and autism: How your child can change the world of school for an autistic ...

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    • What Is a Special Needs Trust & Do I Need One?

      There are many different types of trusts, including living trusts, testamentary trusts, revocable and irrevocable trusts, and special needs trusts. It can be difficult to know what type of trust is ...

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  • Tax
    • Federal Estate Tax and Gift Tax Changes in the Tax Cut and Jobs Act Provide New Opportunities for Tax Savings

      Most of the changes in the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, which became effective on January 1, 2018, relate to income taxes. However, the law includes important and significant changes that affect federal ...

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    • 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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    • What to Do if You Inherit an IRA

      As more and more people open individual retirement accounts (IRAs) it becomes more and more likely that some of those account will pass from the IRA owners to their beneficiaries. Here’s what you need ...

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    • Danielle and Andy's TV Show: "Fortune Fights"

      We are so proud of our shareholders, Danielle Mayoras and Andy Mayoras, who host a new TV show called “Fortune Fights” airing on the REELZ Channel. The duo has been receiving some wonderful media ...

      Read More
    • BRMM Wins Significant Elder Law Case in Michigan Court of Appeals

      BRMM attorneys Don Rosenberg and Scott Robbins recently won an important elder law case in the Michigan Court of Appeals. In rendering the decision, the Court of Appeals recognized that the case was ...

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    • What Happens When The Family Can't Get Along?

      Dealing with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or another condition causing loss of competence is difficult enough. The problem becomes even more troublesome when the condition acts as a ...

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    • What Happens When The Family Can't Get Along?

      Dealing with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or another condition causing loss of competence is difficult enough. The problem becomes even more troublesome when the condition acts as a ...

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    • What Is the Importance of Registering a Michigan Trust?

      If you have a trust in Michigan, state law provides that you can register the trust. Registering a Michigan trust is not required (except for certain charitable trusts, as discussed below). Even for ...

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    • 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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    • Urgent Bulletin: New Regulations for VA Pension and Other Needs Based Benefits Effective October 18, 2018

      The VA is implementing a 36 month look-back with a penalty period not to exceed five (5) years for those applicants who transfer assets during this look-back period. Such transfers may include the ...

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    • Urgent Bulletin: New Regulations for VA Pension and Other Needs Based Benefits Effective October 18, 2018

      The VA is implementing a 36 month look-back with a penalty period not to exceed five (5) years for those applicants who transfer assets during this look-back period. Such transfers may include the ...

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    • What Medical and Pension Benefits Are Available to Veterans?

      Veterans, as well as spouses and dependents, may be eligible for a variety of medical and pension benefits. If you or a loved one is a veteran, it is important to be aware of these benefits and know ...

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    • Veterans Assistance Update

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    • What Happens When The Family Can't Get Along?

      Dealing with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or another condition causing loss of competence is difficult enough. The problem becomes even more troublesome when the condition acts as a ...

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    • What Problems Will Your Family Face If You Die Without a Will?

      If you die without a will or estate plan — referred to as dying intestate — your family may face a myriad of problems, some of which may not easily be resolved. Those problems can result in serious ...

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    • Challenges Involving Joint Assets, Wills and Trusts

      This is the last in the series of articles on “When the Family Cannot Get Along” by Andrew Mayoras, Partner, Barron, Rosenberg, Mayoras & Mayoras, and The Center for Probate Litigation Last week’s ...

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