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How Carrier Law Saved Me from Derailing

“I left my ‘real career’ to care for both my parents with dementia over the last few years. Throughout that time, there were many moments of being at a loss, feeling the isolation/stress of being a sole caretaker, asking myself how can I keep doing this,...

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The SECURE Act – what does it really secure?

The House of Representatives has passed a bill that could mean changes for all Americans with the most common type of retirement plan, such as a 401(k) or Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Proposed changes to retirement reflect the realities facing many workers today. The SECURE Act...

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Free Memory Screenings

Are you concerned about your memory? Carrier Law is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Alliance at Michigan State University to offer FREE memory screenings. A memory screening is conducted by a trained memory screening administrator and can help determine if further evaluation is needed. A screening cannot diagnose...

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HIPAA, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

Carrier Law has added to its Estate Planning and Elder Law arsenal of tools a HIPAA authorization in accordance to the Health Insurance and Accountability Act’s provisions. What is HIPAA? HIPAA is an abbreviation for “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act”. In 1996, Congress enacted HIPAA to...

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Passing away without Will Estate Grand Rapids Michigan

What happens to your Estate if you die without a will?

by Molly Black, Director of Legal Services If a Michigan resident dies without a will, otherwise known as dying intestate, the intestacy laws under the Estates and Protected Individuals Code ("EPIC") dictate who will inherit the property of the decedent. This provides for an inflexible pattern...

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