Michigan’s New Law to Allow Domestic Asset Protection Trusts
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Asset protection has been has been a driving force in wealth generation and estate planning for as long as there has been a division between the “haves” and the “have-nots.” From fortified treasuries with armed guards in ancient times to secretive offshore banks and trust companies in Switzerland... .. read more..

Do Not Call Your Insurance Company!
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Insurance is such a comforting thing. The word is delicious. It slips off the tongue like a mouthful of creme caramel. Being insured feels like wearing armor – or at least a generous application of Scotchguard. What if a pipe bursts on the second floor and floods the bathroom and the living room ... .. read more..

Second Case of Measles in Michigan This Year
Sunday, April 16, 2017

This week, the second case of measles in Michigan this year was big news.  For someone who remembers when nearly everyone contracted measles at some time in his or her life, this is almost as amazing as cellphones with apps that start your car in the morning and close the garage door or adjust th... .. read more..

Autism Acceptance Day Wish List
Sunday, April 2, 2017

Originally posted on Anonymously Autistic : This year for Autism Acceptance Day I have five wishes. Some day they may come true – then my work blogging will be complete. I wish everyone would be aware of Autism, what it really is, and what it really isn’t. Too many misconceptions abou... .. read more..

NSA Snoops in Bank Safe-Deposit Boxes
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Estate-planning clients often have safe-deposit boxes, as do decedents. On the occasions when I have been involved in an estate where there is a safe-deposit box, the box has always turned out to be empty or containing items of little or no value. One recent decedent had had two safe-deposit boxe... .. read more..

Michigan in the Vaccination Toilet
Friday, March 24, 2017

This is a follow-up to a prior post on the anti-vaccination movement.  Recent surveys show that Michigan is now 46th in the nation in vaccinating our children and teenagers.  This is appalling.  Vaccination protects and benefits the child who is vaccinated.  It also protects and benefits the chil... .. read more..

Sad End for Penn Treaty Insurance — Reblog
Monday, March 6, 2017

Jeff Marshall, a highly-respected colleague in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, documented the failure of Penn Treaty Insurance’s long-term care insurance products in “Sad End for Penn Treaty Insurance.”  The column is interesting and informative in describing the problems of the LTC... .. read more..

Justice for the Rich; Slapdown for the Rest of Us
Sunday, March 5, 2017

In a September 30, 2016 decision, Price v. Medicaid Director, 838 F.3d 739 (6th Cir. 2016), The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court showed its lack of compassion and understanding of those who have limited income and modest net worth. The court held that while nursing home residents may have their eligibili... .. read more..

Autism is a Controversial Issue – People Fighting Online
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Originally posted on Anonymously Autistic : I left Facebook a while ago because I kept getting sucked into the arguments between parents and Autistic people, Autistic people and the anti-VAX movement, and medical professionals and Autistic people. Today I logged back in and was quickly reminded w... .. read more..

Congress Does Something Good
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

After many years of advocacy by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and other advocacy groups for persons with disabilities, such as the Special Needs Alliance, the Special Needs Fairness Act of 2015, S. 349, was signed by President Obama on December 13, 2016. The Act allows persons with ... .. read more..

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