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Aging affects not just the individual, but the entire family. The content of the Michigan Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog is designed as a resource for senior adults, their children and their grandchildren who juggle careers and their own family needs while assisting their aging loved ones. This blog addresses the most common questions about the challenges of aging -- from the perspective of elder law attorneys.
The estate planning and elder law attorneys of Foster Swift deal with sensitive family situations every day, and realize how difficult they can be. Subscribe to the Michigan Estate Planning & Elder Law blog and receive compassionate, practical, timely and reliable information to help you manage and optimize your loved one's quality of life during the aging process, as well as other difficult topics regarding estate and end-of-life planning.
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Due to the shock of the death of a spouse or a loved one, the steps of what needs to be done first can be an overwhelming process for the survivor(s). To aid in the breakdown and to act as a tool amidst the emotional days ahead, estate planning Jonathan "Jay" David has assembled a "Survivor's Checklist" of some of the important things that need to be addressed when a spouse or loved one dies.
COVID-19 Checklist & Elder Organizer Tool
For adult children responsible for their elderly parents and other senior caretakers concerned about protecting loved ones as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, below is a free downloadable checklist of steps to follow to prepare for any possible COVID-19-related illnesses among the most-vulnerable.
Foster Swift has created a free ‘Elder Organizer’ digital notebook to provide seniors and their caretakers with a toolkit that helps organize doctors’ appointments, medications, and more that can be shared online. The tools below are also available on the Elder Law Resources page.
*For those trying to access these links by smartphone, it is best practice to copy/open the link in a separate tab and download the free Google Sheets app from Google Play or the Apple Store.
- Personal Property Tax
- Digital Assets
- Fraud & Abuse
- Senior Exploitation & Abuse
- Powers of Attorney
- Alerts and Updates
- Health Care Reform
- Medicaid Planning
- Elder Law
- Financing Long-term Care
- Estate Planning
- Did you Know?
- Legislative Updates
- Dementia & Alzheimer's
- Long-Term Care
- VA Aid & Attendance
E-book Covers Estate Planning Essentials
Engaging in estate planning, while essential, is often emotional and generates many questions. How do I protect my spouse and my children if something happens to me? What happens if I become disabled before I pass on? Who will take care of my pet after I'm gone? How do I pass my business on to my children? These questions and more are addressed in Jonathan David’s recently updated e-book, “Estate Planning: You Have to Start in Order to Finish.”
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