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  • 10 Tips to Keep You Safe This Summer The Fourth of July brings the first big travel weekend of the summer, and usually one spent out in the sun and sand. As the season kicks off, we want to share some tips on how to protect yourself and your family. That way, you’ll be able to enjoy your time together and not have …
  • 3 Quick Tips for a Good Credit Score After Divorce You may have heard that a divorce can damage your credit score. The divorce itself doesn’t influence your credit score, but actions that you and/or your ex-spouse take can have a negative impact. Here are three quick tips to keeping your credit score healthy after a divorce: 1. Remove former spouse as an authorized user …
  • Medicare Developments Over the past year, there have been some significant changes in Medicare coverage for individuals in skilled nursing facilities. Previously, if someone was admitted to the hospital and required skilled nursing or rehabilitative services, Medicare would stop paying for those services based on an “improvement” standard. In other words, if continued services would not effectively …
  • Drunk Driving Accident: What are the penalties of a Michigan DUI? Causing a drunk driving accident in Michigan, or receiving a Michigan DUI, are very serious matters and may subject you to harsh penalties. Each year, thousands of people are injured and hundreds die as the result of alcohol and drug-related crashes in Michigan. Tens of thousands of people are arrested in Michigan yearly for alcohol-related …
  • How an Estate Planning Attorney in Michigan Can Help You Qualify for Medicaid Though Medicaid helps millions of people throughout Michigan, qualifying for its assistance when the need arises is not guaranteed. To avoid the possibility of you or your family member being turned down for Medicaid benefits, consider sitting down with an estate planning attorney — one who knows the intricacies of Medicaid in Michigan and can …
  • Where does Michigan stand with the same-sex marriage law? If you have questions about your rights as a same-sex couple, the Family Law team at Barberi Law in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
  • How to Obtain a Personal Protection Order for Domestic Violence No one goes into a domestic relationship thinking they’re going to someday need to file a restraining order against their partner. But sometimes relationships go terribly wrong, and one party begins threatening the other. If this is the situation you’ve found yourself in, you may be thinking about obtaining a personal protection order to help …
  • High BAC Arrests and Potential Penalties In Michigan, as in most other states, the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit is 0.08 percent.  If you are tested and have reached this limit (or greater), you are considered a drunk driver. If an officer has stopped you on your way to or from Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, Central Michigan University, or …
  • Best Books for Helping Kids Through Hard Times We all want the best for our kids and seeing them hurt is the last thing we’d ever want to experience. Books can be a great asset to children who enjoy reading, as it can help them better manage their feelings and cope with different situations. One of the many problems my divorce clients face …
  • Michigan Boating Under the Influence (BUI): What to Do When You Get a Boating DUI Summer in Michigan is the pure definition of fun in the sun. With its five Great Lakes, 11,000 inland lakes and more freshwater coastline than any other state in the U.S.,* Michigan is a boater’s haven. Friends gather together, families plan reunions and tourists and locals alike hit the water to enjoy days on pontoons, …
  • It's That Time Again, So Drive Smart Even though winter comes every year, it seems like some drivers forget how to drive in the snow. It is frustrating to get behind someone driving slower for conditions or slamming on their brakes, when there is only a dusting of snow on the roadway. Although you can only prepare so much, there are a …
  • Lost your zeal for life? Whether an early retirement has left you wondering how to fill your days, or you’re just tired of doing the same old thing, I’m encountering people who just seem to have lost their zeal for life. How tragic! There are so many individuals that have survival issues confronting them as they deal with cancer and …

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