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Guardianship, Part 2

Posted on January 5, 2020 at 5:55 PM

How to File for Guardianship

Once a person decides that a guardian is needed for a loved one, a petition for guardianship must be filed with the probate court in the county where the loved one lives. The person who files the petition is called the “petitioner” and the loved one is called the “proposed ward.” Once the petition is filed, a hearing will be scheduled for a later date.


Under Michigan Court Rules, the petitioner is require...

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Guardianship, Part 1

Posted on December 1, 2019 at 4:35 PM

What is Guardianship?

Guardianship is a legal process where someone’s rights are taken away and given to someone else. The person whose rights are taken away is called the “ward.” The person who makes decisions for the ward is called the “guardian.” The probate court appoints a guardian when the ward can no longer make their own decisions due to injury, illness, or disability. The guardian has the responsibility of ma...

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New VA Benefit Rules Effective October 18th, 2018

Posted on September 19, 2018 at 5:20 PM

What are VA Pension Benefits?

The VA pension benefit is a monthly cash benefit paid to eligible wartime Veterans or their surviving spouses. This benefit can help pay for care costs, but the recipient must meet financial and medical requirements to qualify.

Who is Eligible?

To receive VA benefits, specifically the non-service connected pension, otherwise known as aid and attendance, an applica...

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