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Five Reasons for Contesting a Will

Fewer than one percent of wills are challenged in court, and many of those challenges are unsuccessful. The fact of the matter is, it is not easy to overturn a will, or even a provision in a will. That said, the law of every state, including Michigan… Read More
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What You Can't Do With A Will

While a will is one of the most important estate planning documents you can have, there are things that it won’t cover. A will is just one part of a comprehensive estate plan. A will is a legally-binding statement directing who will receive your pr… Read More
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How Do I Have My Will And Other Legal Documents Witnessed And Notarized In Michigan During COVID?

Michigan is making electronic accommodations for witness and notary signatures during COVID The COVID-19 pandemic has made many of us focus on the need to have our estate documents in order, especially powers of attorney and wills. But, what do we do… 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 to… Read More
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What Information Should The Personal Representative Give Estate Beneficiaries

What Information Should a Personal Representative Provide to Estate Beneficiaries? Frustrated heirs will often contact me, frustrated at the lack of information they have received in a probate estate. Unfortunately, estate heirs and devisees don̵… 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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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? Surprisingl… Read More
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Do I Need A Will? Five Reasons To Have a Will Done.

Here are five great reasons why you need a will. 1. A will gives you the ability to distribute your assets the way you want. If you die without a will, the State decides how to distribute your assets after your death. A will allows you to instruct ex… Read More
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