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“A Night of Shopping” Benefiting The Walk To End Alzheimer’s

The Law Offices of David L. Carrier are hosting 'A Night of Shopping' open house to raise funds for The Walk to End Alzheimer's. Join the community and shop to your hearts content. This event is free to attend. 10% of all purchases go directly to support the Alzheimer’s Association. Invite your friends, family, neighbors! Find these and other outstanding direct selling retailers. Premier Designs Inc. Style Dots Scentsy Tupperware LulaRoe Thirty-One Mary Kay Arbonne The Pampered Chef WHEN: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 6:30pm...

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Funding a Trust in Michigan

What Does it Mean to Fund a Trust and Why Should I Do It?

A Quick Overview of Trusts

Trusts are essentially estate planning vehicles that allow the trust maker, or “grantor,” to seamlessly transfer control of assets to beneficiaries should the grantor pass away or become otherwise incapacitated. Once a trust is created the grantor can transfer the ownership of their assets from themselves to the trust.

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Do I Need an Estate Plan?

If you’re asking yourself that question, the answer is likely “yes.” Will the world end if you don’t have one? No, it won’t, but an estate plan is a valuable tool that can actually improve your quality of life. Most people, especially those with families, worry about what the future may hold.

Estate Planning in Michigan | Planning for your parents | The Law Office of David L Carrier

Helping Your Parents Establish an Estate Plan

Depending on your parents, discussions regarding estate plans can be either easy or hard. Some people are lucky in that their parents may be at a stage of their life where they’re willing to accept some help and guidance from their adult children. Others may be resistant, which will likely make everything from gaining power of attorney to helping them find in-home assistance or a care facility difficult.

Alzheimer’s Deaths on the Rise

The Centers for Disease Control says the number of people dying from Alzheimer's Disease has jumped 54.5 percent since 1999. Data also show that an increasing number of those that died of the illness did so at home instead of in hospitals and other medical facilities. In 2014, 24.9 percent of Alzheimer's patients died at home compared to 13.9 percent in 1999. According to the CDC, Alzheimer’s disease currently affects an estimated 5.5 million adults in the U.S. and...

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New David L. Carrier workshop explains Medicaid program’s role in estate planning

When it comes to estate planning and elder law, you could say the Law Offices of David L. Carrier sets the pace. Or, rather, they set the PACE. The Grand Rapids-based firm, which helps families navigate through complicated issues and laws surrounding estate planning, is making PACE the topic of its latest free workshop. PACE is an acronym for Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly. It’s a comprehensive health program that helps seniors remain at...

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Join Us for Our Classic Car Cruise-In

Wash up your Ride and Come on out and enjoy some classic cars, good food and 50's music. It will be fun for the whole family!   Hosted by the Law Offices of David L. Carrier When: Friday, August 11, 2017 4-7 PM Where: 4965 East Beltline Avenue, NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 RSVP: Let us know you're coming (so we have enough Yesterdogs). Register Here or call (616) 361-8400...

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