Individual Services – Estate planning, probate, and family law

  • Is a National Standard for Data Privacy on the Horizon?

    June 23, 2022

    A key congressional subcommittee begins debate today, June 23, 2022, on legislation leaders are calling the closest Congress has ever come to enacting a national standard for data privacy. As an increasing number of states enact consumer privacy laws, many businesses must comply with seemingly conflicting standards on what information they may collect, what they […]

  • Rhoades McKee Obtains Emergency Injunctive Relief to Protect Client

    April 26, 2022

    Rhoades McKee attorney Stephen Hulst recently obtained a significant victory for catastrophically injured individuals and their fight to keep the care they need to survive. Stephen Gedda suffered a spinal cord injury in a 2011 auto accident, rendering him a quadriplegic and dependent on a ventilator.  Gedda’s auto insurer, State Farm, paid for the 24/7 […]

  • Administrative Complaints, Compliance Conferences and Administrative Hearings

    March 13, 2022

    What is an administrative complaint? If an investigation by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) reveals information that LARA believes warrants a sanction, then LARA will proceed to file an administrative complaint against the healthcare provider.  Administrative complaints describe the alleged breach of the applicable standard of care or violation of Michigan […]

  • Health Professionals Recovery Program

    March 13, 2022

    What is the Health Professionals Recovery Program (HPRP)? The Health Professional Recovery Program (HPRP) is designed to encourage healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers and other medical and mental healthcare providers, who may suffer from substance abuse or mental health disorders, to seek help in a confidential and non-disciplinary process.  HPRP is administered […]

  • State Licensing Investigations

    March 13, 2022

    Who can file a complaint with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)? In Michigan, anyone can file a complaint with LARA against a nurse, physician, psychologist, social worker, or other medical or mental healthcare providers.  The complaint describes an alleged violation of the law or standard of care.  The complaint must contain […]

  • Top Five Reasons Why You Should Have an Estate Plan

    January 19, 2022

    Did you make a New Year’s Resolution this year? Only about half of Americans keep some of their New Year’s Resolutions, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t set goals for yourself in the new year. One important and achievable goal is to get your estate planning in order. Here are five reasons to have an […]

  • State of the Estate Tax

    December 20, 2021

    If you’ve followed along this year, it has been quite the saga of events in Washington, D.C. regarding the future of the estate and gift tax.  Despite all the proposals that floated through both chambers of Congress and President Biden’s proposals, the estate tax is ending the year right where we started – with just […]

  • Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Issues New Order

    October 12, 2020

    On October 9, 2020, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued a new order implementing a number of statewide mandates in response to COVID-19. The order took immediate effect and remains in effect until October 30, 2020. The order establishes a number of limitations on how many people may attend a gathering, […]

  • Estate Planning During the Pandemic

    August 24, 2020

    The pandemic has triggered an increased need to have proper estate planning.  As we continue to limit and restrict activity to contain the spread of the COVID-19, creating and executing a proper estate plan is still possible to protect you and your family should you become ill, quarantined, or hospitalized. While the pandemic has changed […]

  • What Taxes Are Associated With an Inheritance?

    August 11, 2020

    There are three general types of tax: Estate tax is a tax imposed on the value of the estate of a deceased person before distribution to the heirs Inheritance tax is a tax imposed on a person who inherits property or money Gift tax is a tax imposed on the transfer of money or property to another person […]

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