West Michigan is blessed with many business owners who are very generous and give to a variety of non-profit organizations and causes. The most common way they give is by making cash distributions from the profits of the business. In other words, the business owner takes a distribution, pays tax on it, and then gifts… continue reading
Please join us for a seminar on October 22, 2019 at 5:30 pm at Cunningham Dalman, P.C. to discuss how to plan for the cost of in-home care, assisted living, or nursing home care. Please click the below link for details and instructions on how to RSVP. Elder Law Planning Seminar October 22, 2019
A couple months back, I wrote about the Medicaid Rules, how they apply to your home, and introduced the Medicaid Asset Protection Trust. This month, I would like to further explain the Medicaid Asset Protection Trust and how it is used to protect your home. To start, let’s review the general structure of a Medicaid… continue reading
A trust is a great way to ensure that your final bills will be paid, your personal property will be distributed, and your remaining assets will be distributed or held in trust per your wishes. A trust also allows for someone to manage the trust assets for your benefit while you are still alive but… continue reading
An original document (versus a hard copy or electronic copy) is less meaningful to people who regularly deal with digital documents and electronic signatures. People growing up in a digital age do not always connect the importance of having possession of the actual document that a person signed with a pen! However, the original Last… continue reading
Summer is here and we’ve gotten the weather almost all of us look forward to each year. With our access to Lake Michigan, boating is an important summertime activity. Like driving a vehicle, boating comes with a potential for accidents and liability. If you own a boat and are interested in protecting yourself from this… continue reading
Our office will be closed Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th for the Holiday. Have a safe and happy 4th of July.
Attorney Ron VanderVeen spoke at the June 2019 joint educational meeting of Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys and the Michigan Public Law Group about initial responses to construction failures and resulting litigation. Mr. VanderVeen has significant experience in representing clients relating to construction contracts and construction related litigation. Special thanks to Vince Duckworth for doing a wonderful… continue reading
The Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) that processes applications for those who need assistance paying for assisted living or nursing home care has changed the treatment of promissory notes. Formerly, Medicaid-compliant promissory notes were non-countable assets that did not really impact eligibility for benefits. But now, promissory notes are always going to be:… continue reading
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