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Do I Need an Estate Plan?

If you’re asking yourself that question, the answer is likely “yes.” Will the world end if you don’t have one? No, it won’t, but an estate plan is a valuable tool that can actually improve your quality of life. Most people, especially those with families, worry about what the future may hold.

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Estate Planning in Michigan | Planning for your parents | The Law Office of David L Carrier

Helping Your Parents Establish an Estate Plan

Depending on your parents, discussions regarding estate plans can be either easy or hard. Some people are lucky in that their parents may be at a stage of their life where they’re willing to accept some help and guidance from their adult children. Others may be resistant, which will likely make everything from gaining power of attorney to helping them find in-home assistance or a care facility difficult.

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Alzheimer’s Deaths on the Rise

The Centers for Disease Control says the number of people dying from Alzheimer's Disease has jumped 54.5 percent since 1999. Data also show that an increasing number of those that died of the illness did so at home instead of in hospitals and other medical facilities. In 2014,...

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Join Us for Our Classic Car Cruise-In

Wash up your Ride and Come on out and enjoy some classic cars, good food and 50's music. It will be fun for the whole family!   Hosted by the Law Offices of David L. Carrier When: Friday, August 11, 2017 4-7 PM Where: 4965 East Beltline Avenue, NE, Grand Rapids,...

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The Difference Between Medicaid Pre-Planning and Crisis Planning

Medicaid is designed to help seniors with limited means afford medical care, including long-term nursing home care. Since Michigan's Medicaid program imposes strict limits on an applicant's income and assets, some planning may be necessary to help ensure eligibility. Medicaid estate planning generally falls into...

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What Is a Sweetheart Trust?

A revocable living trust is an estate planning tool that lets you transfer assets to a trustee. You can serve as your own trustee, allowing you to keep control over the assets during your lifetime. Upon your death, a successor trustee (that you previously named)...

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