The attorneys at Estate Planning & Elder Law Services have been invited to serve as Adult Education instructors in many metro Detroit area communities. Read descriptions of the classes we teach and view sample class materials: Estate Planning Basics, Long-Term Care / Medicaid Planning. Learn more and register online by clicking on your desired class below.
Probate, long term care, and tax laws are constantly changing. Find out how to prevent your assets from going through probate, how to protect unnecessary taxation, how to retain control of your affairs, and how to protect yourself against the costs of long term care.
Discover the dangers of using joint accounts and quit claim deeds as estate planning tools. Learn about medical and financial powers of attorney, wills, “Ladybird” deeds, and living trusts.
Attendees will learn about how “gifting” can affect them and the recipient, including gift tax laws, capital gains tax laws, as well as the person’s eligibility for Medicaid and Veterans benefits. The class will cover recent changes in Michigan’s real estate laws, which prevent the reassessment of the taxable value of the property for transfers to family members.
Learn about Michigan’s “Estate Recovery” law, whereby the State can seek repayment from a person’s estate for governmental benefits paid, and ways to prevent that from happening.
Did you know that 50% of people 65 years or older will spend some time in a nursing home and that it costs $8,000 a month for such care? Because neither health insurance nor Medicare covers these costs, losing one’s life savings to such costs is a natural fear.
The course discusses ways to avoid the nursing home, in-home care options, payment options, long term care insurance, life insurance conversions and hybrids, Veteran’s and Medicaid benefits, special needs trusts, and more.
There have been significant changes to the Medicaid and VA rules. For example, did you know that paying a caregiver can disqualify you from receiving Medicaid benefits? Learn how to avoid the Medicaid “Estate Recovery” law, which seeks repayment from a person’s estate for benefits paid.
Learn about the VA’s proposed look-back period which causes ineligibility if you make a gift or purchase an annuity within three years of applying for VA benefits.
Preview Long-Term Care / Medicaid Planning Class Materials
If you had to guess, what are the chances that you will need long-term care, either at home or in a facility? Believe it or not, 70% of people who are 65 years old today will need long-term care at some point. And, while roughly a third of people wil… Read More
There are some things you do because you know that if you don’t, there will be negative consequences. You pay your mortgage because it is certain that if you don’t, your house will go into foreclosure. Then there are some things that you know you… Read More
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