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VA Benefits for Long-Term Care Dead in Michigan?

Not quite yet, but there is a new proposed rule that may be coming down the pike. New Proposed Rule for VA Benefit Planning for Long-term Care On January 23rd, the Federal Register released Document No. 2015-00297. So, what does that mean?  You haven’t read it?  I don’t blame you.  However, if you’re involved in the elder care or long-term care community in Michigan you might want... 

Calculating Net Disposable Income for Child Support in California

When couples go through an Orange County divorce, the assets and the kids in the divorce are shared between the spouses. The courts usually order one spouse to pay the other, who has the greater share of the child’s custody, the child support amount. This amount is specifically given to be used for the welfare and well being of the couple’s child(ren). The amount of child supports is calculated... 

Oil and Gas Institute created at South Texas College of Law in Houston

The South Texas College of Law/Houston recently announced the launch of the Oil & Gas Law Institute. The goal of the program is to give students comprehensive training in oil and gas law, turning out practice-ready graduates with cutting-edge knowledge of the field. The Institute plans to ensure that graduates are practice-ready by making the third year specialty-focused and practice-oriented.... 

SIU student’s family files wrongful death lawsuit after autopsies conflict

The family of a 19-year-old Southern Illinois University (SIU) student found dead in a wooded area has filed a $5 million wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Carbondale and the police chief. The family has also called for a federal investigation. Pravin Varughese went missing the night of February 12, and his body was found in the woods off of Main Street in Carbondale on February 18. Police... 

Living Will: Making Sure You Receive the Care You Want and Deserve

Having a living will can take pressure off of family members and doctors by taking the guesswork out of care. Who will make choices for you once you are unable? Does your family, health care provider, or caregiver know what your final wishes are? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), only 1/3 of american adults have a living will that specifies their end-of-life wishes.... 

Remembering New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Divorce

No matter what stage of the divorce process you are in, the arrival of the new year makes it a great time to make a few changes that will put you and your divorce on the high road.  Especially for those in a litigated divorce, the process can make you feel stuck and bogged down.  Follow these tips to regain a sense of momentum in your life: Take care of yourself. Many New Year’s resolutions... 

In 2015, More States Allow Driver’s Licenses for Unregistered Immigrants

Even without a clear resolution to federal immigration reform issues, many states are offering undocumented immigrants more rights and more paperwork. For illegal immigrants, driver’s licenses matter more than most paperwork for everyday living. More and more immigrants are receiving licenses even though federal reform struggles to move forward. Colorado recently became the tenth state to allow... 

Understanding the Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

Understanding the Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s disease starts with mild, sometimes unnoticeable symptoms that slowly have a more and more significant effect on a person’s ability to function. The rate of progression varies from a couple of years to twenty years or longer, but Alzheimer’s will eventually progress through the following stages, as described by Barry Reisberg, M.D.... 

Understanding the Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease starts with mild, sometimes unnoticeable symptoms that slowly have a more and more significant effect on a person’s ability to function. The rate of progression varies from a couple of years to twenty years or longer, but Alzheimer’s will eventually progress through the following stages, as described by Barry Reisberg, M.D. of the […]  Read More →

Brain Injury Symptoms: Speech and Language Problems

As I repeatedly tell clients, brain injuries often go undiagnosed following car wrecks or other accidents because doctors don’t usually know you well enough to make a pre-injury and post-injury comparison of your intelligence, emotional well-being, and general personality.  As a result, it’s often up to you or your family members to notice the symptoms of a brain injury and convey those to medical... 
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