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Michigan Veterans and Their Spouses Can Receive Complimentary Advice in Honor of Veterans Day

BRIGHTON, Mich. – Nov. 9, 2017 – PRLog — In honor of Veterans Day, local estate planning expert Christopher J. Berry, Esq., CELA will be preparing free financial and medical powers of attorneys for local veterans and their spouses.

These free financial and medical powers of attorney will:

● Allow someone to make financial decisions if the veteran or surviving spouse is   incapacitated

● Allow a loved one to make medical decisions if the veteran or surviving spouse is unable to make their own decisions

● Include end-of-life decision making to avoid the Terri Schiavo situation of being stuck on life-support needlessly

“It’s important that we take time to recognize the sacrifices that so many in our community have made,” stated Christopher J. Berry, Esq., CELA, Founder of The Elder Care Firm. “Those who are interested in making an appointment to receive advice on how to creating these important documents can contact our team at or 888-390-4360 .”

Berry will also spend this Friday evening discussing the little-known Aid and Attendance benefit that many who have served and/or their families are eligible for in addition to their pensions. At a local assisted living facility, he will discuss who is eligible for up to $2,000 every month and how to go about applying for it.

“This is not a benefit that many people do not know about, but it’s one that can greatly help those who qualify,” continued Berry. “My goal this week and always is to ensure that people who have served and beyond are able to plan appropriately for their futures.”

About Christopher J. Berry, Esq., CELA and The Elder Care Firm

Attorney Berry is the only Certified Elder Law Attorney in Livingston County, one of a handful in Oakland County, and one of just 17 in all of Michigan. He was the second youngest lawyer in the nation to achieve the designation of Certified Elder Law Attorney, which is the gold standard for elder law attorneys.

In addition to founding The Elder Care Firm, he is an adjunct professor at WMU Cooley Law School, where he teaches 2nd and 3rd year law school students elder law as well as the author of “The Caregiver’s Legal Guide to Planning for a Loved One with Chronic Illness.” Plus, he is the originator of The Castle Trust, which is an asset protection trust where you can remain in control of your assets.

Due to his law firm’s national recognition, attorneys across the nation have hired Attorney Berry as a consultant and coach for their law practices. Learn More About Christopher J. Berry, Esq., CELA and The Elder Care Firm (

About Christopher J. Berry, JD., CELA

Christopher J. Berry, JD., CELA is the founder of two interrelated companies that provide financial services and legal services to Michigan families. Chris is the founding President of a law firm that does estate and elder law planning (The Elder Care Firm). The second company is a firm that provides holistic wealth, estate and tax planning for clients using a client-centered best-interest process (The CJ Berry Group). The companies are located in Metro-Detroit. Christopher J. Berry is a nationally-recognized estate and financial planning expert, quoted in publications like Kiplinger's Retirement. Chris Berry is an invited presenter for some of the world’s top financial companies, money managers and industry associations such as Northwestern Mutual, Mass Mutual, John Hancock, Michigan Association of CPA's, Society of Financial Service Professionals, Financial Planning Association and the Institute of Continued Legal Education, to name a few.Nationwide, Merrill Lynch, Transamerica, Jackson National, Morgan Stanley, American Institute of CPAs, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and several Financial Planning Associations. Christopher Berry is the author of The Caregiver's Legal Guide to Planning for a Loved one with Chronic Illness. Additionally, Chris Berry has co-authored two other books Tax-Free Money for Long-term Care and Protect My IRA: Avoid the 5 Common Mistakes.
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