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What Information Does a Trustee Owe a Beneficiary of a Trust?

From the perspective of the person creating a trust (called the settlor or grantor), a trust may have many advantages: probate avoidance, the ability to exert control over assets left to children and grandchildren, and the security of the knowledge t… Read More
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Categories: Trusts
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Can a Prenup Keep You From Inheriting From Your Spouse?

Most people think of prenuptial agreements, or prenups, as something to put in place in case of divorce: should you and your future spouse decide to part ways, the prenup can dictate whether there will be spousal support, and how property will be div… Read More
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Categories: Estate planning

Where Should You File Your Michigan Probate Matter? A Guide To Proper Venue

Where should you file your probate matter in Michigan? This hand guide will walk you though the rules to file in the right county. Read More
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Categories: Other Questions
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Parental Rights and Responsibilities: Knowing Your Rights and How to Best Provide for Your Child

Whether you’re planning on becoming a first-time parent or you have half a dozen children, it’s important to know what your parental rights and responsibilities are. Historically, parental rights go hand-in-hand with parental responsibilities. Pa… Read More
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Categories: Other Questions

What To Consider Before Hiring A Probate Attorney In Michigan

How do you know what to look for before retaining a probate attorney in Michigan? This informative blog will provide you with invaluable tips to guide you in the right choice to represent you for your probate matter. Read More
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What Is Probate Mediation in Michigan?

Probate mediation is a valuable resource for families and other parties involved n a probate or elder dispute to resolve the dispute without the stress, cost and uncertainty of probate litigation. Read More
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Elder Undue Influence - A Checklist Of Red Flags

A check list of red flags for potential undue influence and exploitation of elder adults Read More
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How To Choose The Right Nursing Home In Michigan?

  Choosing The Right Nursing Home In Michigan 47.8 million people, or 13% of the U.S. population are now over the age of 65.   About 1.5 million of those people currently reside in nursing homes.  A nursing home is a residential facility tha… Read More
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When Is Probate Litigation The Right Choice in Michigan?

Probate disputes typically involve private family matters: the death of a loved one, conflict over an inheritance or concern over the decline of a elder relative.  The best outcome is to resolve disputes about family members privately without the i… Read More
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What is a Guardian?

In Michigan, the need for guardianship is growing as the numbers of aging adults with diminished capacity increase. In this blog post, I explain what a guardian does, as well as a guardian’s powers and limitations. What is a Guardian? A guardia… Read More
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