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Jim Schuster has been licensed to practice law in Michigan since 1978 and is a Certified Elder Law Attorney. Jim is an authority on the Michigan Medicaid Nursing Home rules, a subject with which not many lawyers are familiar. He is the former chair of the Michigan State Bar Elder Law Section and member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, a writer, and frequent speaker on Elder Law topics.Jim has had articles on Elder Law published in the Michigan Lawyers Weekly,the Detroit Legal News,the Michigan State Bar Journal, and Laches, the publication of the Oakland County Bar Association. He is an instructor for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and a frequent speaker to professional and support groups. He is a certified speaker of the Detroit Area Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.You will find much useful information in these articles, and they will assist you in filling out the worksheets for your personal planning and in preparation for your appointment with Jim Schuster.

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Alzheimer’s Tips HTML PDF
Care for the Caregiver HTML PDF
Asset Sheltering PDF
Power of Attorney – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly PDF
Medicaid Changes PDF
Pet Trusts PDF
Nursing Home Tips PDF
Michigan Estate Recovery PDF
Durable Powers of Attorney HTML PDF
Frequently Asked Questions: Revocable Living Trust HTML PDF
Rights of the Spouse of a Nursing Home Patient HTML PDF
Caregiver’s Bill of Rights HTML PDF
The $138,000 Mistake HTML PDF
The Crisis of the Nursing Home HTML PDF
Q&A Healthcare Power of Attorney HTML PDF