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Do you have concerns about your client's capacity?

You may have come across a situation where you have concerns that your client has, or you suspect has, evidence of some loss of memory, and/or problems with language, problem solving, and other thinking abilities. Perhaps you have an elder client who… Read More
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How 2021 Estate Tax Legis…

How 2021 Estate Tax Legislation in Congress May Impact Your Estate Plan

Since the moment President Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 election, attorneys, tax planners, and financial professionals have speculated about how the new administration might change the tax landscape, particularly with regard to estate ta… Read More
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Lessons From Britney Spears About Fighting Conservatorship Abuse

The word “conservatorship” wasn’t familiar to many people until this year, when the saga of pop singer Britney Spears’ conservatorship burst into the public consciousness. Images of #FreeBritney protests appeared on the news, and dramatic hea… Read More
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conservator vs guardian

What’s the Difference Between a Guardian and a Conservator?

Conservators have been in the news lately, with singer Britney Spears pushing back in court against her father’s 13-year conservatorship over her. Many of the people standing outside the courthouse waving “FREE BRITNEY” signs have only a vague… Read More
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Responding to Elder Abuse in Michigan

Learning that an older family member is being mistreated is a gut-wrenching experience. At first, as with many other types of abuse, you may not want to believe it, especially if the abuser was someone who was supposed to be caring for and protecting… Read More
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What is Undue Influence?

What Is Undue Influence? Undue influence occurs when an often elderly or person with diminished capacity, is subjected to threats, misrepresentation, undue flattery, fraud or physical or moral coercion. This overpowers the person’s free agency… Read More
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