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Estate Planning: Latest News

Free LifePlan™ Workshop
Reserve your seat today! Our LifePlan™ workshops are free, fun, info-packed and the two hours fly by (Really! Really! ). READ MORE

Estate Planning For Seniors
Careful estate planning can greatly benefit you in preserving assets built over a lifetime for the benefit of family, heirs, or charities. READ MORE

Estate Emergency Help
Need help fast! Our families count on us when they need answers regarding a loved one and we are always here to help. READ MORE

Estate Planning Strategies
Reserve your seat today! Our LifePlan™ workshops are free, fun, info-packed and the two hours fly by (Really! Really!). READ MORE

Grand Rapids Estate Planning
Our free, fun, info-packed workshops are held in our own brand new, state-of-the-art and very comfortable classroom on 4965 East Beltline Avenue. READ MORE

Holland Estate Lawyer
Learn about LIFEPLAN™ Independence™ in a group setting where questions are encouraged and your concerns are front and center! READ MORE

Muskegon Estate Legal Help
Cope with rapidly changing laws that affect your family’s long term care options. Obtain in-home skilled nursing care. Get the Veterans Pension benefits. Find out more by attending a LifePlan™ Workshop in Muskegon. READ MORE

Estate Planning For Michigan Business Owners

For business owners who wish to keep their business within the family or sell it after they pass away, it’s important to plan ahead. READ MORE

Business Estate Tax
Discover some of the more common questions and answers about Estate Tax issues. Learn about fair market value, family businesses and gross estate. READ MORE

Elder Law Grand Rapids MI
Elder Law services include information about estate planning, long-term care, Medicaid, medical directives, and nursing home issues. READ MORE

Power of Attorney Michigan
A Power of Attorney allows you to appoint someone you trust to handle your affairs if you cannot do so.  If you cannot pay bills, get records or make other decisions, your family will be prevented from helping you get treatment, pay doctors or file for Medicaid. READ MORE

Estate Planning Attorney
Unfortunately, the legal profession does not have specialties for the future of senior living. At The Law Offices of David L. Carrier we can help. READ MORE

Probate Michigan Law
Your representative must be appointed by the Court in order to collect and distribute your assets as stated after this the estate administration begins. READ MORE

Estate Recovery in Michigan
What happens to a Medicaid recipient’s estate when he or she passes away? Like so much else, that depends on whether they have properly planned. READ MORE

Michigan Medicare and Medicaid Assistance Program
Medicaid Eligibility is a health-care benefit provided by the federal government to individuals over age 65, or under age 65 and disabled. READ MORE

Michigan Senior Homes and Nursing Home Cost
Do not apply for Medicaid without a plan to ensure you qualify. Did you know the average yearly cost of nursing home care in Michigan for 2015 is $ 8,083? READ MORE

Last Will and Testament Legal Advice

If you own assets in your name alone, they may pass from you to the people you love, as long as you leave a Will. Reduce tax liability by using a trust in a Will. READ MORE

Revocable Living Trusts State Of Michigan
A trust is a contract between the Grantor (the person who creates the trust), the Trustee (one who controls the trust) and the beneficiaries. READ MORE

Irrevocable Living Trusts Laws Michigan

While a Revocable Trust permits you to maintain full control (as Trustee) and have access to all your assets (as beneficiary), an Irrevocable Trust, once created, may prohibit your right to control the trust (as Trustee) or have access to your assets, but you get to decide to what extent. READ MORE

Estate Planning Check List Michigan
Estate Plan should be reviewed and kept current with life events such as birth, death, marriage or divorce of anyone included in your plan. READ MORE

Family Estate Planning
How to make sure your wishes matter if you become disabled, how to protect your assets, make sure your spouse doesn’t go broke. These are all common concerns we hear from the families we meet every day: READ MORE

Estate Planning Children’s Trust Special Needs
In 1993, Congress enacted new laws that entitled disabled individuals to derive the same estate planning benefits as non-disabled individuals. READ MORE

How to Avoid Probate In Michigan

The Last Will and Testament is an important legal document which tells the court (upon your death) how you want distribution of your probatable estate. READ MORE

Michigan Home Care Assistance
There are Medicaid programs in Michigan that can provide you the services you need in your home. But, there are strict guidelines. READ MORE

Michigan Medicaid Penalty Period
Do I have to wait 60 months? Many people believe that if you give your assets away, you must wait 60 months to qualify for Medicaid. This is not the case. READ MORE

Veterans Nursing Home Care Benefits

The “Improved Disability Pension” at the “Aid and Attendance” level may be worth as much as $2000 per month of tax-free income. A wide range of other health benefits may also be available, including medical equipment and supplies, medications and burial benefits. READ MORE

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