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Will Your Home Be Taken to Pay Nursing Home Expenses?

Estate Recovery The fancy name for the state taking your house to pay for nursing home expenses is called “Estate Recovery.”  The Federal government required Michigan to pass an Estate Recovery law, which was signed into law in 2007.  Because of some wrangling and red...

Lawyer Jokes at Random Intervals: Taking it with you…

Jerry, a wealthy man, was lying in his death bed at a Grand Rapids hospital.  He had no children, but his nieces and nephews who had been absent from his life for the past 25 years suddenly appeared over the past couple weeks and were disingenuously doting over him,...

The Devil Is in the Details

Does your estate plan work the way you think it works? Are you sure what your estate plan says?  Could you put your wishes into your own words?  Would they match up with what your will or trust directs?  Why all of the questions? Estate Planning Surprises Lately, I...