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The Three Documents Your…

The Three Documents Your College-Aged Child Should Sign

For most of your child’s life, you’ve been responsible for managing their healthcare, and any significant assets intended for them. When they wake up on their eighteenth birthday, you still see your beloved child—but the law sees a lega… Read More
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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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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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Do I Need A Trust In Michigan?

One of the most common questions I am asked by a new client in an initial estate interview is “Do I need a trust?”  The following are circumstances where a trust might be necessary or helpful to your asset planning: Tax Planning   A tr… Read More
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Don't Forget Your Pets in Your Estate Plan

Planning for Pets – Don’t Forget Your Pet In Your Estate Plan We Americans love our pets. The ASPCA estimates that we own 78 million dogs and 85 million cats.  Animals are part of our families and we spend a great deal of time and money… Read More
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Good Will Hunting? What to do if you can't find the will after someone dies

What to do if you can’t find the will after someone dies When a loved one dies, one of the first things you might need to do is look to see if he or she left a will.  However, what do you do if you can’t find the original will? Surprisin… Read More
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Do I Need A Will? Five Reasons To Have a Will Done.

Do I need a will? Not sure it’s worth the bother? Here are five great reasons to change your mind and get that will done. 1. A will gives you the ability to distribute your assets the way you want. If you die without a will, the State decides h… Read More
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