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The Three Most Important Things Everyone Needs to Know...

...About Maintaining Control When It Comes To Estate Planning & Asset Protection Listen as a...

May 08, 2017

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Trusts 101: Estate Planning With Trusts

In today's video, I'm going to go over a little bit about trusts with you. I call this Tru...

Apr 12, 2017

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Probate During Life?

Many People Believe That Probate Only Happens After Death.... Unfortunately, This Isn't Alw...

Mar 03, 2017

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What You Need To Know About … Guardianships & Healthcare Powers of ...

In Part One, we covered what a guardianship is and why a guardianship is not the best solution ...

Feb 28, 2017

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Planning for Your Children's Sake is Essential

It's Hard to Think About the Unthinkable Every day, we as parents make decision after decision...

Feb 25, 2017

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What You Need To Know About … Guardianships & Healthcare Powers of ...

Part One When a person has a loved one in rehabilitation or in long term care, understanding h...

Feb 22, 2017

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The Seven Dumbest Things People Are Told About Estate Planning - Pa...

Part Two In our family estate planning & elder law office, we often find that people ...

Feb 20, 2017

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Three Surprising Things I’ve Learned Working for an Elder Law Attor...

I’m not an Elder Law attorney – and I don’t play one on TV. That being said, ...

Feb 17, 2017

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The Seven Dumbest Things People Are Told About Estate Planning - Pa...

Part One In our family estate planning & elder law office, we often find that people have ...

Feb 15, 2017

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The Biggest Threat to Your Estate Plan:  It’s What You DON'T Know

Let’s Face It: You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know   When it comes to...

Feb 13, 2017

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Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

With PACE, teams of health care professionals focus on the unique needs and circumstances of part...

Feb 09, 2017

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The Top 10 Benefits of Comprehensive Powers of Attorney

Whether for medical or for financial reasons, the benefits of a highly detailed, comprehensive po...

Feb 06, 2017

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Medicaid Home Care Rules

Individuals seeking to obtain Long-Term Care services outside of a nursing home must navigate a...

Feb 04, 2017

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Irrevocable Pure Grantor Trusts (Part 2)

Irrevocable Pure Grantor Trusts With David Zumpano (Part 2) Irrevocable trusts, traditionally,...

Feb 01, 2017

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Can We Avoid A Nursing Home Spend Down? - Ask The Attorney

This article about nursing home spend downs by Michigan estate planning and elder law attorney Ni...

Jan 31, 2017

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What Are the Rules for Medicaid Qualification (Part 7)? - Spousal P...

For the final topic in our series on Medicaid qualification rules, we'll be looking at importan...

Jan 30, 2017

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Irrevocable Pure Grantor Trusts

Irrevocable Pure Grantor Trusts With David Zumpano (Part 1) What is an irrevocable pure granto...

Jan 26, 2017

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What Are the Rules for Medicaid Qualification (Part 6)? - Options

What Are the Rules for Medicaid Qualification (Part 6)? - Some Simple Planning Options Below a...

Jan 23, 2017

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Avoid Nursing Home Poverty And Spend Down - Jane's Story

Avoid Nursing Home Poverty & Spend Down - Jane's Story The story below has been changed in...

Jan 19, 2017

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Revocable Living Trusts (Part 2) With Nicole Wipp

Revocable Living Trusts (Part 2) with Nicole Wipp This is Part 2 of a two-part series on Revoc...

Jan 17, 2017

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What Are the Rules for Medicaid Qualification (Part 5)? - 60 Months

What Are the Rules for Medicaid Qualification (Part 5)? As in part four of our series, your Me...

Jan 15, 2017

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Revocable Living Trusts (Part 1) With Nicole Wipp

Revocable Living Trusts (Part 1) With Nicole Wipp How Do Revocable Living Trusts Work? In this ...

Jan 13, 2017

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What Are the Rules for Medicaid Qualification (Part 4)? - Allowable...

As part 3 of our series, your Medicaid planning advisor can best help you determine how th...

Jan 11, 2017

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What Are the Rules for Medicaid Qualification (Part 3)? - Property ...

As in part two of our series, your Medicaid planning advisor can best help you determine how th...

Jan 09, 2017

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What Are the Rules for Medicaid Qualification (Part 2)? - Estate Re...

What Are the Rules for Medicaid Qualification (Part 2)? As in Part One of our series, your Med...

Jan 05, 2017

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What Are the Rules for Medicaid Qualification (Part 1)? - Assets

What Are the Rules for Medicaid Qualification (Part 1)? Medicaid is a federal program that pro...

Jan 02, 2017

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Estate Planning is NOT Just About Death Planning

Most people, when thinking about estate planning, are focusing on what happens when they die. ...

Dec 31, 2016

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Powers of Attorney - The Facts

POWERS OF ATTORNEY The Facts...   If you become sick or disabled, either temporarily or p...

Dec 29, 2016

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Discharged From Rehab: Is Your Loved One Really Ready?

One of the things that we hear (a lot) from clients is how panicked they are when a loved one t...

Dec 17, 2016

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Medicaid Planning - Things to Remember

Get The Help (and Protection) That You Deserve.  Though there are many complexities to...

Dec 17, 2016

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VA Pension Benefits - The Facts

VA Pension Benefits The Facts... VA Pension is a benefit that many veterans just are not aware ...

Dec 14, 2016

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Medicaid Planning - The Facts

MEDICAID PLANNING The Facts... Assets in a Revocable Living Trust are not protected and must be...

Dec 12, 2016

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Irrevocable Trusts - The Facts

IRREVOCABLE TRUSTS... The Facts... A trust is a contract between the Grantor (the person who ...

Dec 09, 2016

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Long-Term Care - What About Private Long-Term Care Insurance?

Today we'll be taking a brief look at some aspects of long-term care. For more detailed info...

Dec 07, 2016

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Long-Term Care - What About Paying Your Own Long-Term Care Expenses?

Today we'll be taking a brief look at some aspects of long-term care. For more detailed info...

Dec 05, 2016

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Do You Need To Avoid Probate?

What is Probate?  This is Our Definition & the True Reality - “Probate is a law...

Dec 02, 2016

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What Should I Do to Plan For Long-Term Care? - Part 2

What Should I Do to Plan For Long-Term Care? - See Part 1 A properly drafted “i...

Nov 30, 2016

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What Should I Do to Plan For Long-Term Care? - Part 1

What can be done to plan for long-term care, ensure that a health crisis or chronic illness wil...

Nov 28, 2016

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The Differences Between Medicare and Medicaid

MEDICARE AND MEDICAID...                  ...

Nov 25, 2016

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Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA) - Essential Legal Protection for Y...

During life, we often need people to act on our behalf. This may be because we are unavailable du...

Nov 22, 2016

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Revocable Living Trust - The Facts

REVOCABLE LIVING TRUSTS... The Facts... A trust is a contract between the Grantor (the person...

Nov 21, 2016

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Beneficiary Designations: A Good Idea, Or Bad Estate Planning?

Many people consider using beneficiary designations on assets such as IRAs, 401ks,...

Nov 18, 2016

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Applying for Medicaid in Michigan

Medicaid is a joint federal and state program, which pays medical costs and long term care co...

Nov 16, 2016

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Long-Term Care - What About Medicare?

Today we'll be taking a brief look at some aspects of long-term care. For more detailed info...

Nov 01, 2016

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Who Needs Estate Planning?

The Facts... Estate planning isn’t about how much money you have, it's about protecting wh...

Oct 14, 2016

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When Considering Child Guardianship, These Are the Things to Consider

  GUARDIANSHIP of Minor Children… The facts... Considering what could happen t...

Oct 10, 2016

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Why Do I Need a Financial Power of Attorney? - Ask The Attorney

Q: Every time I go to the doctor, they ask me if I have a health care power of attorney. I unde...

Oct 07, 2016

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How Do I Know if My Dad Qualifies for Veteran's Improved Pension? -...

Q: I called the VA and was told my dad doesn’t qualify for Veteran’s Improved Pension...

Oct 01, 2016

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Planning for An Unexpected Illness or Healthcare Crisis

No one expects bad things to happen to them, or those they love. But real life tells us that bad ...

Sep 16, 2016

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What IS a Revocable Living Trust? - Ask The Attorney

Q: What Is a Revocable Living Trust? A: To explain revocable living trusts, or RLT’s, I li...

Sep 01, 2016

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Elder Law or Estate Planning? (What's The Difference?)

When new clients come to see us, they often focus on wills and trusts. They say something like, &...

Jun 29, 2016

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Last Will and Testament - The Facts

This article regarding a last will and testament by Michigan lawyer Nicole Wipp and the Family &a...

May 18, 2016

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Wills and Trusts - What You Think You Know (But Probably Don't)

This article regarding wills and trusts by Michigan lawyer Nicole Wipp and the Family & Aging...

Apr 06, 2016

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Estate Planning Checklist - Do You Need Estate Planning?

Here Are Eighteen Estate Planning Checklist Questions to Help You Learn Whether YOU Nee...

Apr 04, 2016

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Elderly Care - 5 Things Every Adult Child of Aging Parents Needs to...

This article about elderly care by Michigan estate planning and elder law attorney Nicole Wipp ...

Jan 20, 2016

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An Inherited IRA Is NOT Protected From Creditors in Bankruptcy!

For several years, there has been a divide among the courts nationwide as to whether or not IRAs ...

Jul 01, 2014

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