Category Archives: Power of Attorney

Elder Law Vlog

In this video, Attorney Gene Richards speaks about a free resource you can use to put a will or medical power of attorney in place without the use of an attorney in an emergency situation. In an emergency, it is better to have something in writing than nothing. It’s always best to work with an attorney for your legal documents, and you should not copy documents from the Internet or try to draft them yourself. In a pinch, however, Mr. Richard’s recommends a Michigan resource that includes a statutory Will, medical POA and for organ donation. These documents, which have been vetted by attorneys and approved by the state legislature, can be found be clicking here.

Coping in Crisis: Estate Planning Challenges and Solutions

Estate planning documents (wills, trusts, powers of attorney, etc.) are essential in a crisis.  In the present pandemic, our families, friends and customers are dealing with frustrating isolation, sudden debilitating illness, and untimely death.  Each situation presents unique challenges that is best resolved with a specially designed legal document.  Attorney Norman (Gene) Richards has compiled a Gene Coping in Crisis Estate Planning Solutions chart that lists some challenges and identifies the legal documents that meet each challenge. We hope you find the chart informative and helpful.

Please remember that Mr. Richards and the Elder Law and Estate planning team at CMDA:

1. Leverage technology to assist safely and to provide services faster

2. Offer creative solutions in this time of crisis

3. Are working… Are available… Can help

Norman (Gene) Richards helps clients safely navigate life’s transitions through the skillful, practical, and compassionate application of comprehensive elder law and estate planning services. He guides clients in planning for their future care needs, including maximizing financial resources to pay for the cost of long-term care. He takes the time to understand his clients’ needs and goals and designs practical, customized solutions for them. He may be reached at (734) 261-2400 or nrichards@cmda-law.com.

 

COVID-19 Vlog: 10 Point Checklist to Check the Validity of Your Power of Attorney

Elder Law Vlog

Attorney Gene Richards offers a 10 Point Checklist to check the validity and appropriateness of your Power of Attorney or the Power of Attorney that you are holding for someone else. Richards explains why a Power of Attorney is the most important personal legal document to have in place at this time.

COVID-19 Vlog: Is it Still Possible to Get Important Legal Documents Put in Place?

Elder Law Vlog

Attorney Gene Richards explains how it is it still possible to get important legal documents put in place during Michigan’s shelter-in-place. Mr. Richards is offering a complimentary look at your existing medical and financial Powers of Attorney to see if they are still sufficient or if they need to be updated.

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