As is our custom, this semiannual correspondence is intended to keep you abreast of developments in estate and elder law. The following is a brief summary of noteworthy developments since our last communication:
Although we’re still working on the finishing touches, we have fully moved our former Farmington Hills location to our new Farmington headquarters.
P. Mark Accettura was quoted in the July/August 2018 issue of the AARP Bulletin in an article by Jane Bryant Quinn titled “Juggling Estate Decisions: With a stepfamily, try not to split heirs.” Ms. Quinn also referenced Mark’s book Blood and Money, causing a spike in book sales.
List of Articles in this Edition
- Major Changes in VA Rules
- Is your Estate Plan or Will in Place?
- Living Right… and Wrong
- What Happens If I Move Out of Michigan?
Sam attended the annual fall Elder Law and Disability Rights Section conference on Mackinac Island from October17th through the 19th. Conferences like these, and our membership in the Elder Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, help us stay abreast of changes in this very fluid area of the law.
Our long-term colleague, Carolyn MacMillan, owner of Senior Care Management Solutions of Michigan, LLC has opened an office in our new Farmington location. Carolyn is a licensed social worker and geriatric care manager. She specializes in assessing and evaluating seniors and helping them find appropriate housing whether that is in their own home, assisted living and, where appropriate, nursing homes. Carolyn’s services are a great hands-on addition to the elder law component of our practice. Carolyn’s website is www.seniorcmsolutionsmi.com and she can be reached at: email@example.com. Carolyn and her company are a separate legal entity and are not legally affiliated with Accettura & Hurwitz.
Call Us Immediately When…
Call us from the hospital before you are discharged to “rehab.” While hospital discharge planners may suggest a facility, it is ultimately your right to choose the nursing home (nursing homes provide both rehabilitation and longterm care services) where you wish to continue your recovery. Hospital discharge planners often choose facilities that only accept Medicare. Since at least 90% of rehab facilities accept both Medicare and Medicaid, it would be a shame to accept a discharge to a facility that you will have to leave when your Medicare days (potentially up to 100 days) run out. Also, please call us if we haven’t seen you since 2011.
Please Say Nice Things About Us! If you are unhappy with our service please contact our office and speak with our office manager, Kim Rapp, and we will do our best to remedy the issue. If you are happy with our service, please visit our Facebook page called “Accettura & Hurwitz: Estate and Elder Law” and/or Google Review and give us a good review so others will know of our good work.
This Newsletter is considered general information and is not intended to constitute individual legal advice. Please contact us if you think the information herein impacts you directly. We look forward to speaking with you soon. Please visit our website www.elderlawmi.com
Very truly yours, ACCETTURA & HURWITZ
P. Mark Accettura Samuel A. Hurwitz Rebecca A. Coyle Wendy Turner