Thursday, April 1, 2021

Forfeiture of Unemployment Insurance Benefits

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The right to receive unemployment insurance benefits after an employment relationship ends depends solely on why the relationship ended.

Employers and employees commonly believe that because the employee is jobless he/she is entitled by law to receive unemployment benefits from the State. However, in many situations, that’s not true. In Michigan, there are a number of legal limitations on an unemployed employee’s right to receive benefits from the State. 

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If you as either an employer or employee, have questions concerning the right to unemployment benefits, contact our employment law lawyers in Ann Arbor today to help get your questions answered.

Friday, March 19, 2021

How Long Do Cases Take to Settle?

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In Michigan, the State Court Administrative Office has guidelines for how long cases take to resolve. Before Covid, on average, the SCAO expected 90-95% of cases brought in district court to be resolved within 1 year of filing. In district court, it’s possible, that cases will be resolved in 6-9 months.  For cases brought in circuit court, however, the cases are generally more complex, and only 70% are expected to be resolved within 1 year. 

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If you’re suing or being sued and have questions about the litigation process, contact or litigation attorneys today to help get your questions answered.

Friday, March 5, 2021

The Waiting is Almost the Hardest Part

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Whenever someone is looking for representation on a lawsuit, whether it’s because they are considering suing someone, or they have been sued, inevitably they get to the question “So how long will this all take?” People who have never been involved in litigation seem to think a lawsuit will be done in a few weeks, maybe a few months at most. The reality can be very different, and understanding that, especially in the Covid world we live in, can help litigants manage the stress of expectations and handle the potentially lengthy periods of inactivity that come in every lawsuit.

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If you’re suing or being sued and have questions about the litigation process, contact or litigation attorneys today to help get your questions answered.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Virtual Meetings Easily Replace In-Person

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Virtual meetings can easily replace an in-person meeting. For those desiring an in-person meeting, temperatures are taken and plastic screens are present to ensure all our clients are provided with exceptional services in a timely manner while keeping their health at the forefront.
 

If you want to start your estate planning process and sign your documents remotely under these new procedures, please contact Marty Bodnar, estate planning attorney at 734-665-4441.

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If you’re interested in learning more about estate planning and the entire range of special needs planning options that are available and what options are best for your situation.

Monday, February 1, 2021

The Legal Profession Has Had to Adapt Quickly to the New Normal!

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unsettling time for all of us. It has placed many restrictions on getting business done, but as the old saying goes, “necessity is the mother of invention”. 

Michigan Courts have embraced Zoom to assist with public hearings. By simply signing into the correct courtroom, you can properly address the Court.  By helping to protect the health and safety of those most at risk, like the elderly and those in nursing and assisted living, the Courts have adapted to serve our community.  

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If you’re interested in learning more about estate planning and the entire range of special needs planning options that are available and what options are best for your situation, please call Marty Bodnar, estate planning attorney at 734-665-4441.

Monday, January 18, 2021

How to Help at Risk Elderly During a Pandemic

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What can family members and close friends do to help at risk elderly loved ones during the Covid-19 pandemic? They can:
 

1) Research early signs of dementia/Alzheimer’s disease.   

2) Stay in touch virtually and engage as much as possible with your elderly loved ones to keep their minds actively stimulated.  

3) Keep a log of moments of forgetfulness. 

4)  Know when a loved one may venture out on a seemingly routine trip to the grocery store and connect with them when they return.  


5) Talk to older loved ones about Powers of Attorney for financial decision making and a Patient Advocate Designation for medical decision making.  


6) Speak with an attorney about the standards required for executing Powers of Attorney.  

7) Seek professional advice about Guardianships and Conservatorships.  

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If you would like to learn more, contact Sarah Meinhart, an estate planning attorney at PSED today! Attorneys at Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C., can help assist you with virtually everything law related. Consult your attorney for details.


Friday, January 8, 2021

The Impact of Covid-19 on the Elderly

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The laws of physics play out in our world; starting with the Newton’s Third Law of Motion, “…for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” The Stay Safe, Stay Home Order was no exception. As we quarantined in our homes in 2020 to prevent overwhelming our hospitals with Covid-19 cases, a reaction occurred – elective medical appointments for the elderly were cancelled and many elderly people were isolated from their families.

The undiagnosed elderly with memory loss were at higher risk during the Covid-19 pandemic of engaging in unsafe activities. If you’re interested in learning more about Power of Attorneys, Guardianship and/or Conservatorships for loved ones with memory loss suffering through Covid-19 talk to an experienced estate planning attorney.


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If you would like to learn more, contact Sarah Meinhart, an estate planning attorney at PSED today! Attorneys at Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C., can help assist you with virtually everything law related. Consult your attorney for details.