As some of you may know, our firm is a weekly supporter and guest on the Ask Your Neighbor Radio Show hosted by local Detroit radio legend Bob Allison. Every Friday from 9:00 am to 9:30 am, our firm hosts the Your Legal Matters on Ask Your Neighbor. The Ask Your Neighbor show can be heard daily from 9:00am to 11:00 am, locally, in Macomb, Wayne and Oakland Counties on 690 AM.
Last week the topic of discussion was changes to the law. The changes that we discussed involve VA benefit law; and, Michigan Powers of Attorney.
In my last post, I discussed the Senate hearings regarding VA benefits. Although I work with financial planners to support benefit planning, I often question the motives of planners that will not work with an accredited attorney to “drive” the benefit planning process. Often such “planners” lose sight of the real reason most of us are involved with benefit planning…to help people in need of benefits.
The second topic of discussion was about new Michigan law. A few weeks back, Governor Snyder signed a new power of attorney bill into law. Although the law will not affect documents executed prior to October 12, 2012, it is advisable to review your power of attorney documents and update them accordingly.