Michigan Estate Recovery Act

Michigan Estate Recovery Act

Question: I just received a questionnaire from the State of Michigan asking about my Mother’s home. What is that? What does it mean? Answer: That is the State of Michigan trying to recover money under the Estate Recovery Act. If your Mother received Medicaid benefits...
Medicaid- Single person in Nursing Home

Medicaid- Single person in Nursing Home

Question: My mother is in a nursing home; she is 89 years old. My father passed away a few years ago. My mother fell and broke her hip recently. It looks like she will not be returning home. She has a home, a car, and some money in the bank. What do I need to do to...
Receiving Property by LadyBird Deed

Receiving Property by LadyBird Deed

Question: My Aunt just passed away. She left her home and 20 acres to my four siblings and myself. She did this with a ladybird deed that her attorney prepared for her. What should I do now? Answer: You and your siblings are now the owners of the property. You need to...
Avoiding Probate

Avoiding Probate

Question: My parents’ estate went through probate. It was a nightmare! How do we make sure our estate does not go through probate? We want to make it as easy as possible for our children. Answer: I hear this a lot! I think everyone wants to make it as easy as possible...
Loved one with memory issues?

Loved one with memory issues?

Question: My husband has early dementia. What legal documents should we get done before my husband’s dementia gets worse? Answer: I am glad you asked. There are so many people affected by memory loss right now; it’s heartbreaking. Generally, by the time people come to...