Archive | October, 2011

Social Security Ruling 11-1p and its Effect on Disability Claimants

October 18, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Elder Law and Social Security Disability   |   0 Comments

I stated in an earlier post that if denied at the ALJ Hearing level, you can appeal to the Appeals Council, file a new application, or do both. This information is now outdated. Recently, Social Security handed down a new ruling that says when appealing an ALJ decision to the Appeals Council, claimants cannot file […]

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Will Alternatives

October 13, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Elder Law and Social Security Disability   |   0 Comments

Many people seek to avoid using a will at all – to avoid the cost and time of probate, to avoid attorney costs, or maybe they just don’t like the legal system. Whatever the reason, there are alternatives to using a will. The following are a few alternative planning strategies: 1. Deeds This is one […]

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Drunk Driving in Michigan

October 12, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law   |   0 Comments

DUI, OWI, OWVI, OUID, OUIL Superdrunk what does this all mean and what are the differences? There are a multitude of drinking and driving charges. The main first offense charges are: 1) Operating While Visibly Impaired MCL 257.625(3), 2) Operating While Intoxicated MCL 257.625(1), 3) Operating with a High BAC MCL 257.625(1)(c), and 4) Operating […]

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Newsletter May 2011

October 05, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Michigan Medical Marijuana Law   |   0 Comments

HOW DOES MEDICAL MARIJUANA WORK?  Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s, chronic or severe pain, nausea, seizures, multiple sclerosis—all are examples of debilitating medical conditions defined under the administrative rules of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act.   If someone wishes to use marijuana as part of their medical treatment plan, then they must have a permit from the State […]

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QUICK FACTS ABOUT THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT

October 05, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Michigan Medical Marijuana Law   |   0 Comments

You can have up to 12 marijuana plants at a time; however, you can never have more than 2.5 ounces of usable marijuana. Any medical marijuana that a primary caregiver grows has to be in a locked, enclosed facility.  It has to be covered on the top, bottom and all sides. A person cannot be […]

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