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Meet our Summer Interns! – Part Two

Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. is proud to work with Michigan State University College of Law to provide students with the opportunity to work directly with seniors through the Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors, under the guidance of our Hotline Managing Attorney. This summer, ELM is grateful to host five interns. This is the second of two posts to provide you with an introduction to our summer interns! Calla Ketchens Law wasn’t always my … Continue reading Meet our Summer Interns! – Part Two

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Meet our Summer Interns! – Part One

Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. is proud to work with Michigan State University College of Law to provide students with the opportunity to work directly with seniors through the Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors, under the guidance of our Hotline Managing Attorney. This summer, ELM is grateful to host five interns. This is the first of two posts to provide you with an introduction to our summer interns! Daniel Sturdevant My name … Continue reading Meet our Summer Interns! – Part One

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Seniors Sacrifice Their Own Needs To Please Their Children

  by Dave Jones, Volunteer Attorney At times we hear from seniors who want to give their assets to their children, although the seniors need the assets themselves. Recently, I had one such case. Our client was an elderly woman, in her late 80s, with limited income who owned a house and a vacation cottage. She had several children, but was particularly attached to her middle … Continue reading Seniors Sacrifice Their Own Needs To Please Their Children

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Staff Spotlight – Daryl Thompson

by Sandra Wisnewski, J.D., Director of the Mid-America Pension Rights Project This month I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to write about one of our attorneys, Daryl Thompson. Daryl joined the Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. (ELM) team in January of 2015. Daryl is an alumnus of Michigan State University Law School and graduated magna cum laude. Daryl works within two programs at ELM, … Continue reading Staff Spotlight – Daryl Thompson

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Wills vs. Trusts – Part 8

by Christine Steinmetz, J.D., Hotline Attorney This is the final post in our series regarding wills, trusts, and estate planning. Other posts in the series can be found here. In our previous posts, we discussed the different types of wills and trusts. There is one other estate planning document that we haven’t discussed that allows you to transfer real estate to your beneficiaries without probate. … Continue reading Wills vs. Trusts – Part 8

Evolving the Legal Hotline Model – Successes at the Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors

By Christopher Jackson, J.D., Communications Coordinator and Project Administrator In October, the Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors, a project of Elder Law of Michigan, transitioned from an appointment model to a model in which individuals are able to speak with an attorney without requiring an appointment. Under the existing model, an individual seeking assistance would call into the hotline, be connected with intake staff, and … Continue reading Evolving the Legal Hotline Model – Successes at the Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors