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Gave presentation regarding special needs trusts and planning at Capital Area Center for Independent Living

Today I gave a presentation at Capital Area Center for Independent Living (CACIL) regarding the uses of special needs trusts and Medicaid planning, guardianships and conservatorships, and helping individuals with special needs to live in the least restrictive setting possible. Learn more about CACIL here.

Testimonial from a happy client of The Law Office of Raymond A. Harris, PLLC

Posted with her permission, below is a testimonial from a client whom I assisted in reversing a Medicare Part B penalty and saving her thousands of dollars. “I first want to say that this account is being told with the help of my fiancée, Brian. He has been my biggest supporter and has spearheaded the…

Before Passing Along Valuables, Passing Along Values

Todd Fithian recently made a film for his four children. “I took the time to capture my stories, life lessons and family traditions, many of which have been passed down to me from my parents,” says Mr. Fithian, a 43-year-old managing partner of Legacy Cos., a Hingham, Mass., consulting firm to financial advisers. “These things…

Don’t add a loved one to your deed

The contexts vary, but the question remains the same. People say they want to add a loved one’s name to their deed and want reassurance that it’s a good idea. Sometimes the question is asked by an elderly parent who wants to add an adult child or grandchild to the deed in an attempt to…

Pet Cemetery Plots for People Becoming More Popular in Texas

Land doesn’t come cheap unless you’re buying a plot in a pet cemetery — for yourself.  Texans wanting to find a final resting place at a discount — and remain close to their furry friends for eternity — are increasingly snapping up plots in pet cemeteries for themselves, WFAA-TV in Dallas reported. Texas law doesn’t…

Can you make your heirs honor your beliefs?

For many people, estate planning isn’t just about financial assets and other practical concerns. It’s also about honoring their religious beliefs and passing those values on to family members.  That can be very tricky ground. Religious beliefs can affect a wide range of decisions, from end-of-life health care and organ donations, to funeral, burial or…

Raymond A. Harris elected to LEAF board of directors

I am proud to announce that I was recently elected to the board of directors for the Lansing Educational Advancement Foundation! Learn more about LEAF and how we help Lansing area schoolchildren here:  http://www.lansingleaf.org/about.html

Prepaid Funeral Plans Can Be a R.I.P.-Off

Paying for your own funeral in advance sounds like an ideal way to spare your survivors some stress and expense. But a growing number of consumers are finding that these “pre-need” funeral arrangements can come with unexpected costs and, all too often, outright fraud. A slew of recent state and federal investigations have uncovered everything…

Law Office of Raymond A. Harris, PLLC takes course in advanced asset protection

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Superman Heirs Losing Copyright Case Against Warner Bros.

District judge Otis Wright III ruled that the Shuster estate needs to honor the 1992 Agreement they had signed 20 years ago with Warner Bros. According to the ruling,”…the 1992 Agreement, which represented the Shuster heirs’ opportunity to renegotiate the prior grants of Joe Shuster’s copyrights, superseded and replaced all prior grants of the Superman…

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