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  • Just Choose Kindness By Renae Gould I don’t know about you, but I’ve always heard that kindness is a virtue. It seems to be truer than ever these days. Unfortunately, I think some people have forgotten how to be kind to others. It really isn’t that hard. You should treat others how you want to be treated. It’s …
  • 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 …
  • Rekindle Romance With the One You Love Trying to define love is so difficult. If you’re married or dating, you know through experience that romance is a wonderful part of your loving relationship. We also know that some times in life, especially when the relationship is first beginning, where a love between two people is more romantic. May is a great time …
  • 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 …
  • Five Easy Ways to Make Money Looking for some easy ways to make money in your spare time? Whether you have a full-time job, work part-time or are a stay-at-home parent, there are plenty of opportunities out there to earn extra cash whenever you have time for it. If you Google “easy ways to make money,” you’ll see plenty of things …
  • 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 …

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