The latest issue of Urban Aging News highlights an article on The Ladybird Deed written by Norman “Gene” Richards. The article provides an overview of the ladybird deed, along with the benefits and challenges that come with that method of transferring property when a person dies. Urban Aging News is a quarterly publication that provides information, insight, and inspiration for Metro Detroit’s maturing adults. Check out the Spring 2022 issue here.
Norman E. “Gene” Richards is an attorney in our Livonia office where he 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Attorney Gene Richards talks about beneficiary forms and what you need to know to make sure the form is filled out correctly. He highlights many common mistakes and how to avoid them.
Attorney Gene Richards shares a lesson on estate planning learned from an every day home project. When faced with a challenge, using a little ingenuity and the tools we have on hand, we can figure out a solution.