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Estate Planning: Having the Inheritance Talk

As a parent or grandparent, there are many milestone talks to have with the younger generation. Talking about what a child will or will not inherit is as challenging as the birds and bees discussion. After you meet with a Michigan elder attorney to decide how to handle a Michigan Retirement Plan Trust, you will feel ready to share with your children and grandchildren. According to an article by forbes.com,... 

How divorce affects retirement planning

Older people are getting divorced more frequently than ever before. Divorce can be a significant roadblock for retirement planning and financial security. Although divorcing earlier in life can have a minimal impact on retirement, divorcing after the age of 50 can have huge implications. Couples who are getting divorced should collect information about all of their retirement accounts, including IRAs,... 

Columbia Office

James Law Group is proud to announce the opening of our second location in Columbia, Missouri. With offices in St. Peters and Columbia, we look forward to being able to better serve our clients’ legal needs throughout eastern and central Missouri. Columbia Office has a location that is easy to find. We are on Stadium just south of its intersection with Highway 70. Give us a call.  Read More →

Celebrate and Applaud ADA This Week

Celebrate and Applaud ADA This Week By Marion Walsh, Esq. This week, we celebrate and applaud the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  In our firm, we work each in every day to help individuals with disabilities achieve meaningful benefits and live a fulfilling life.  The ADA and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 guarantee civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities—whether... 

Celebrate and Applaud ADA This Week

By Marion Walsh, Esq. This week, we celebrate and applaud the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  In our firm, we work each in every day to help individuals with disabilities achieve meaningful benefits and live a fulfilling life.  The ADA and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 guarantee civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities—whether physical, cognitive... 

Choosing between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage

Deciding what type of health insurance to get can be a daunting task for seniors. Medicare is highly regarded and very popular, but Medicare Advantage differs in ways that could be advantageous to some. Original Medicare includes Medicare Part A (hospital expenses) and Part B (other health care such as doctor’s office visits). The monthly premium for most participants is $104.90. Participants... 

Employers to file amended LCAs and H-1B petitions if H-1B work locations change

The USCIS Administrative Appellate Office issued a precedent decision holding that an amended H-1B petition is required whenever the work location of an H-1B worker changes. An H-1B visa is a nonimmigrant visa classification that allows a U.S. employer to temporarily employ a foreign worker in a specialty occupation that requires at minimum a baccalaureate degree and specialized knowledge in a field. The... 

Continued Efforts to End Jobless Vets is Paying Off

The number of unemployed veterans in our country today is simply unacceptable. Any man or woman who served bravely for our freedoms should not be homeless and jobless. Thankfully, the US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has addressed this issue with the enactment of the Homeless Veterans Community Employment Services Program (HVCES). The aim of this program is to put the roughly 50,000 homeless veterans... 

Seniors Are Now the Fastest-Growing Adopters of Social Media

More seniors than ever are joining their children and grandchildren on Facebook. Seniors tend to lag behind younger people in their use of technology, and the use of social media is no exception ­— but the gap is closing. A recent study by the Pew Research Center found that social media usage among Americans 65 and older is growing faster than any other age group. The findings were part of a broader... 

PERSONAL INJURY SETTLEMENTS: HOUSING FOR PLAINTIFFS WITH DISABILITIES

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA Introduction Housing for an individual with disabilities is a major concern. The purchase of a residence is a very important decision involving a number of factors. This is particularly true where the individual is receiving means-tested public benefits such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid. If there is a special needs trust involved, the SSI and State... 
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