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January 2019 Archives

Can you collect your deceased spouse's disability benefits?

The list of conditions that the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers to be disabilities is limited. In order to qualify to receive monthly payments, an individual must have a terminal illness or expect to be unable to work for at least a year. Once you start receiving disability payments, you're ineligible to make outside income. This leads many to ask whether they qualify to receive benefits once belonging to a deceased spouse.

Tackle the emotional trauma that can accompany divorce

The emotional trauma that you may experience during a contentious divorce can have a big impact on the decisions you make at this critical time. The problem is that following your heart and making emotional decisions might not be in your best interests. In order to avoid this, you have to examine your emotions and determine how you can move forward. We are here to help you learn about your options throughout the divorce process.

What are some common property disputes between neighbors?

When many of us set out to buy a house in Trenton, we're often consumed by finding one that checks off all the boxes on our wish list. Many times, it includes physical attributes that we'd like our house to have but not what we're looking for in terms of neighbors. Maybe it should, though.

Opioids have left more Michigan grandparents raising grandkids

The numbers of grandparents both in Michigan and across the country that are having to take on the responsibility for caring for their grandchildren full time have increased steadily in recent years. This uptick in grandparents raising their grandkids has largely been fueled by the opioid epidemic that has swept across the Midwest particularly hard.

It's smart to carefully review your commercial lease

One of the most important steps you may take as a Michigan small business owner is finding the right commercial space for your company. It can be difficult to find the right space that you can afford, and upon finding it, you may be anxious to move forward as quickly as possible. However, it is smart to carefully review your contract before you sign.