Category Archives: Medicaid

Elvis is in the Building

Gene and Elvis

The law firm of Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, P.L.C. provided sponsorship at the recent Mother’s Day Luncheon at the Waterford Senior Center.  Gene Richards, a partner in our Firm, enjoyed talking with guests on the topics of estate planning and elder law.  He also enjoyed listening to the spectacular sounds of Elvis Presley (as performed by Ron Short).

Gene, along with Certified Elder Law Attorney Jim Schuster, will be back at the Waterford Senior Center on Tuesday, June 6 at 10 a.m. to give a presentation on “Avoiding the Top Ten Mistakes that will Disqualify You from Receiving Medicaid or VA Benefits.” The attorneys will share insightful and practical ways to avoid the common mistakes that disqualify people from Medicaid and Veterans benefits. 

To register for the seminar, please contact Rita Turner at (734) 261-2400 or rturner@cmda-law.com.

Panel Discussion on Understanding Long Term Care Needs to be held April 20

Gene Richards_8x10@300On Thursday, April 20th Norman E. Richards (Gene), a partner in our Livonia office, will join other elder law experts to present a panel discussion on Understanding Long Term Care Needs.  The seminar will be held at Waltonwood Cherry Hill in Canton and is open to the public.  For more information, please click here.

Norman E. Richards (Gene) focuses his practice on estate planning and elder law.  He assists clients with the development of customized estate plans to address their specific needs, including family owned businesses, senior adults concerned about long term care needs, and special needs trusts for children with special needs.  He may be reached at (734) 261-2400 or nrichards@cmda-law.com.

Estate Planning for Older Adults

Estate Planning iPad ImageAdvocacy is an important need of older adults as they strive to preserve their independence and protect their interests.  For example, strong advocacy is needed to: protect life savings, deal with incapacity, find quality long-term care (whether at home, in assisted living or a nursing home), and qualify for government benefits to pay for long-term care (such as Medicaid and VA benefits). Elder Law attorneys use specialized legal tools and strategies to augment the “advocacy power” of older adults facing these situations. Read more

Estate Planning: A Continuous Process

Living Trust and Estate Plan ImageEstate planning is a continuous process and estate plan documents should be reviewed at least every decade and upon any major changes in lifestyle or family structure.

A basic estate plan includes a Will, a Medical Power of Attorney, and a Durable General Power of Attorney for financial matters.

A Will addresses the distribution of assets, paying debts and taxes, and providing guardians and conservators for any minor children.

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