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What is a Guardian?

In Michigan, the need for guardianship is growing as the numbers of aging adults with diminished capacity increase. In this blog post, I explain what a guardian does, as well as a guardian’s powers and limitations. What is a Guardian? A guardia… Read More
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Alcohol Use Disorder in Elder Adults

  Alcohol Use Disorder In Elder Adults By 2030, one-third of the U.S. population will be age 55 or older.  There is no reason why elder adults should not be able to drink responsibly as they age.    However, excessive alcohol abuse, known as Alc… Read More
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What Information Should The Personal Representative Give Estate Beneficiaries

What Information Should a Personal Representative Provide to Estate Beneficiaries? Frustrated heirs will often contact me, frustrated at the lack of information they have received in a probate estate.  Unfortunately, estate heirs and devisees don… Read More
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What is Undue Influence?

What Is Undue Influence?   Undue influence occurs when an often elderly or person with diminished capacity, is subjected to threats, misrepresentation, undue flattery, fraud or physical or moral coercion.  This overpowers the person’s free a… Read More
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Good Will Hunting? What to do if you can't find the will after someone dies

What to do if you can’t find the will after someone dies When a loved one dies, one of the first things you might need to do is look to see if he or she left a will.  However, what do you do if you can’t find the original will? Surprisin… Read More
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