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Beware of financial abuse of Michigan senior citizens

The elderly population is one that often needs help from younger generations to handle a variety of situations. When help is needed, the elderly person usually calls on someone he or she trusts to help. For some of the elderly people who trust others to help them with financial matters, criminal abuse might occur.

Casey Kasem's family deals with conservatorship and visitation

At some point in life, almost everyone hears about the importance of making their end-of-life wishes known to others. While most people think of issues like asset distribution or ventilator support, there are some other issues that you have to think of when you are completing estate planning documents. The case of Casey Kasem highlights the need for estate planning that makes all your final wishes known.

Michigan woman urges people to consider end-of-life plans

Most people don't sit around and think about what they want to happen if they become incapacitated or what they want to happen when they die. In fact, a study by Pew Research shows that only one in three Americans have greatly considered what their wishes are for treatments at the end of their life. Making these decisions now, putting them in writing and letting your family members know might help them be able to follow those wishes.

Michigan doctor given powers of attorney accused of embezzlement

When you are a child, up until you turn 18 years old, your parents or guardians make most important decision for you. One you are an adult, however, you have to make your own decisions. If you are unable to make decisions on your own, such as if you get sick or injured to the point of incapacity, someone else will have to make decisions for you. If you haven't ever appointed anyone to do so, the court might make your decisions.

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