Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders – Michigan Laws

Michigan law does provide for the implementation of Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders, at MCLA §333.1051, et seq (which just means “and the following statutes”). The specific statute setting up a Do-Not-Resuscitate Order, or as nurses often refer to them, “DNR’s”, is MCLA §333.1053. Under this law, a person must be at least 18 years of age, and…

Living Will

Living Will is a term that may be more appropriate in public culture, and perhaps in states other than Michigan. There are no specific Michigan statutes dealing with something called a “living will”. When it comes to setting up the decision-making process, for how health care decisions are made, and who makes them, the gold standard…

Execution of a Financial Power of Attorney

Michigan law requires a little bit of drama and ceremony, for the proper execution of a financial power of attorney. Given the significant powers and responsibilities that an agent takes on, the purpose of such requirements is to make certain that the power of attorney document, and relationship, was set up intentionally. The requirements for…

Guardians Ad Litem – Powers of Attorney

You will not likely be hiring me as a “Guardians Ad Litem”, but you might have to deal with one, after we file our Petition for Guardianship, Conservatorship, or other Probate Court petition.  Guardians Ad Litem, or GAL’s are local attorneys, appointed by the Probate Judge, to help investigate and report to the Judge on the merits…