Legal Alert: 2020 Limitations on Noneconomic Damages in Medical Malpractice Claims

On January 30, 2020, the State of Michigan Department of Treasury announced the 2020 limitations on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice claims. The “upper cap” was adjusted to a limitation of $842,500, and the “lower cap” was adjusted to a limitation of $471,800.

These limitations are enacted by statute. MCL § 600.1483 defines “non-economic …

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Legal Alert: 2020 New Rules for Green Card Holders

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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is implementing new policies and rules that will affect green card holders or lawful permanent residents (LPR) starting this year.

These individuals need to be advised of these new changes:

  • The rules regarding “abandonment” of your permanent resident status are stricter. In t…

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Annual Estate Plan Health Check

As life shifts, so should your estate plan!

Every year we evaluate and set goals for our health, our time, our work and our families. But what about your existing plans - specifically, your estate plan? As your life shifts, so too should your estate plan. Therefore we've developed a checklist to help you evaluate your unique circumstances. 

Click here to download our checklist and begin your …

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Legal Alert: The Secure Act

How It May Affect Your Estate and Retirement Plans

In the final days of 2019, with little warning, Congress and the President enacted significant changes to how the federal tax code affects retirement assets such as your 401(k), 403(b), and IRAs - all of which went into effect on January 1, 2020. Known as the “SECURE Act,” these changes may affect you during your lifetime, but also affect how those…

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Powers of Attorney: What You Need to Know

Estate Planning Awareness Week 2019

At some point you may have signed a power of attorney or perhaps filled out the standard medical power of attorney (sometimes called a “Patient Advocate Designation”) at your doctor’s office. For the sake of this article, we will refer to these collectively as “POA.” These documents are designed to be used when you are unable to act for yourself. I…

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