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At Running, Wise & Ford, we are experienced in the issues that affect all of us as we begin to age. Our attorneys can assist you, whether you need to protect assets from a nursing home, qualify a senior for Medicaid, establish a simple will or a comprehensive estate plan, prepare a living trust, set up or administrate an estate, probate procedures, enact a power of attorney, or resolve a family dispute. We are experienced with social security matters, long-term care insurance, Medicare and Medicaid issues and nursing home planning.

As experienced and knowledgeable elder law attorneys, our goal is to help you plan for the future and protect and preserve the lifetime of savings that you or your loved ones have worked so hard to accumulate.

One of the greatest fears of older Americans is that they may end up in a nursing home. This not only means a great loss of personal autonomy, but also a tremendous financial price. Depending on location and level of care, nursing homes cost between $35,000 and $150,000 a year. There is no reason to spend your lifetime savings to pay the costs of a nursing home. You can protect your assets even if you or your loved one is already in a nursing home. Careful planning, whether in advance or in response to an unanticipated need for care, can help protect your estate, whether for your spouse or for your children.

For more information on the firm's Elder Law practice contact us at 231-946-2700 or 1-800-968-8577.


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  • Court Considers Chapter 7 Trustee's Ability to Sell LLC Property in Sole Members Bankruptcy

    Michael I. Conlon

    A bankruptcy trustee has the right to liquidate any property of a Chapter 7 Debtor subject to claimed exemptions and liens. Does this right extend to a membership interest in an LLC where the sole member files bankruptcy? The Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan addressed this issue recently in In re Hopkins, Bankr. W.D. Mich. (Feb. 2, 2012).



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