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Home-care costs for ‘aides’ get a bump in 2015; includes over-time pay.

Every senior should be aware of Michigan’s “Long Term Care Ombudsman” program, which upholds the rights of seniors, whether they are in a nursing home, or an assisted living setting. Michigan Senior Living Seniors living in Michigan, and who may be planning to add a dwelling to their existing property to live in—while renting out their home—may already be familiar with accessory... 

The law does not require employers to provide workers with a 401(k), a defined-contribution retirement plan.

If an employer does not offer a 401(k), there are other investment options, including the traditional IRA and the Roth IRA Today, when it comes to providing a retirement plan for their employees, businesses large and small, have opted for a defined-contribution plan with choices that include a 401(k), IRAs and Roth IRAs; this, versus a ‘defined benefit,’ program, or more commonly referred... 

Why Include an Advance Medical Directive in Your Estate Planning in Michigan

Estate planning is often viewed as an important step to ensure your loved ones are taken care of after your death. However, it’s critical that steps are taken to ensure that you are taken care of before death. Health care directives fill this need. In Michigan, an advanced health care directive can come in two forms, a durable power of attorney for health care and a living will. What is the... 

Are You Divorcing? Avoid Litigation!

The process of divorce, in addition to being one of the most emotionally charged processes, continues to be a complicated one as far as divorce litigation is concerned. The complexity of the divorce process often means that most people tend to shy away from it and rely on hiring lawyers and attorneys to help them out. Typically, a divorce process involves the person having to go to court, hiring lawyers,... 

Determining the Child’s Preference in California Custody Cases

A decision for divorce not only affects you, it also has an effect on other people that are part of your family, most importantly your children. The effect of divorce is felt most closely and severely by the children of the broken couple. Over the years, the role of the child has become more important in determining the parent that they want to live with. The child is one of the most important assets... 

Illinois woman claims she was fired after filing workers’ compensation claim

A former employee of an Illinois rehabilitation center has filed a lawsuit, claiming that she was fired after filing for workers’ compensation benefits. Penny Lucas claims that she suffered an injury when she fell at work on December 27, 2012. She went to the hospital and was given a post-accident drug test, which came back negative, according to her lawsuit. However, the suit states that Atrium... 

Community Center Offers Programs for Seniors and Children

A new intergenerational community center has opened in White Plains. The Lanza Family Center for All Ages opened February 24, 2015. It is modeled after the award-winning My Second Home in Mount Kisco, also operated by Family Services of Westchester (FSW). Seniors benefit emotionally, socially and physically from being around children. Rita Bellamy, the director of My Second Home, said that the intergenerational... 

Medical malpractice amputation case brings former Illinois police lieutenant 3.1 million USD

An Illinois jury has returned a $3.1 million medical malpractice verdict for a former Loves Park police lieutenant whose leg was amputated as the result of a doctor’s negligence. The Illinois Jury Verdict Reporter stated that it was a record verdict for Winnebago County for a leg amputation. The trial took place at the Winnebago County Courthouse and lasted two weeks. The jury returned a verdict... 

The Choice Between An Emotional and a “Conscious Uncoupling” Divorce

Have you seen couples ending their relationship? Are you aware of the pain that they go through? Divorce is one of the toughest decision couples can take in their lives. A divorce can mean an emotionally-charged decision that is likely to leave the spouses broken and shattered. The intense emotions that are associated with divorce can often lead couples making terrible choices that end up haunting... 

The 7 Step Divorce Process In California

Are you a husband or a wife that has been married for two years or 22 years and have reached a place in your relationship where you cannot see the two of you existing together as a couple?  When one is looking to take a decision with regards to divorce, there can be a whole lot of apprehension, confusion, and uncertainty about the process of California divorce and their own future. Here is an explanation... 
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