Michigan NAELA Chapter

Michigan NAELA is a community of attorneys who specialize in handling legal issues affecting people as they age and those with special needs. We believe in the importance of continuing legal education, advocacy and examining public policy issues in our mission to enhance the quality of life for older adults and persons with disabilities.

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NAELA Updates

NAELA Celebrates 70th Anniversary of UN Human Rights Day
12/10/2018  Press Release
December 10, 2018, will mark 70 years since the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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NAELA Celebrates Favorable Result in Greenhaven Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center v. Foust
12/5/2018  Press Release
NAELA celebrated a favorable result in Greenhaven Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center v. Foust, which involves the nursing home residents’ right to retain their home as “homestead” property after entering a nursing home.
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Update on Cox v. Iowa Department of Human Services
12/5/2018  News Story
In February 2018, NAELA and the Special Needs Alliance (SNA) filed an amicus brief in Cox v. Iowa Department of Human Services arguing that funding a d-4-C trust by an individual over age 64 was governed by the Medicaid trust statute, 42 U.S.C. § 139
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NAELA Pays Tribute on Veterans Day
11/9/2018  Press Release
NAELA recognizes veterans not only on Veterans Day, but throughout the year by assisting veterans and their families in obtaining their hard-earned public service benefits.
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Christopher J. Berry, CELA

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Christopher J. Berry, CELA

Born in southeast Michigan, Mr. Berry has devoted his career to the practice of estate planning and elder law, including Medicaid planning, Veterans Benefits and asset preservation planning. As part of his work with the law firm, Mr. Berry has founded the Michigan Elder Law Center whose mission is to help Michigan seniors, veterans and their families navigate the long-term care legal maze. Mr. Berry is an avid writer, presenter and speaker ...
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