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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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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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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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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 that provid… 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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Alcohol Use Disorder in Elder Adults

  Alcohol Use Disorder In Elder Adults By 2030, one-third of the U.S. population will be age 55 or older.  There is no reason why elder adults should not be able to drink responsibly as they age.    However, excessive alcohol abuse, known as Alco… Read More
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