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New Traffic Law Closes Legal Loophole
July 13, 2022
An oversight in the Michigan Vehicle Code was corrected recently with the signing of House Bill 5370. According to the legislation, a driver who causes an accident by making a left turn onto some thing other than an intersection may now be responsibl… Read MoreRead More
How Does the New Secure 2.0 Act Affect Businesses?
March 12, 2023
On Dec. 29, 2022, the federal Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act 2.0 of 2022 (SECURE 2.0) was signed into law. The act contains more than 90 provisions designed to strengthen the retirement system, including several changes to… Read MoreRead More
Who Should I Select For My Power of Attorney?
March 8, 2023
Most people know that estate planning is an important part of a long-term plan. However, there are several aspects that some people do not take advantage of, including the benefits of having powers of attorney for both their finances and health. What… Read MoreRead More
Who Owns the Copyright to a Photo if Your Friend Takes the Picture Using Your Phone?
March 5, 2023
If you ask another person to take a photo using your device, who owns the copyright to that image? You might assume as owner of the cellphone, you also own the copyright to any original image taken with that device. However, a court’s ruling on thi… Read MoreRead More
Legislation Takes Aim at Michigan's Fireworks Laws
March 2, 2023
A bill in Michigan’s Senate is aimed at reducing the number of days fireworks are permitted by law. SB 0017 amends the Michigan Fireworks Safety Act by reducing the days on which residents are legally allowed to use fireworks from 13-14 to 8-9. Und… Read MoreRead More
How was Priscilla Presley Able to Contest Her Daughter's Trust?
March 1, 2023
Lisa Marie Presley died on Jan. 12, 2023, at the age of 54. The only daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley was the heir to her father’s estate, which included their Graceland home and all of the property in it. Lisa Marie secured Graceland and it… Read MoreRead More
Categories: Estate Planning, Uncategorized
Can I Include Cryptocurrency in My Estate Plan?
February 14, 2023
If you or someone you know has invested in cryptocurrency you may wonder if it’s possible to include this type of digital asset in your estate plan. The answer is yes, but with careful advanced planning. The unique nature of cryptocurrency and its… Read MoreRead More
Categories: Estate Administration & Probate, Estate Planning
Should I Put My Home in a Trust?
February 8, 2023
Lisa Marie Presley died on Jan. 12, 2023, at the age of 54. The only daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley was the heir to her father’s estate, which included their Graceland home and all of the property in it. Lisa Marie had secured Graceland fo… Read MoreRead More
Four-Bill Package Targets Michigan's Housing Challenges
February 8, 2023
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently signed four bills into law that are designed to lessen Michigan’s statewide housing crisis. The new laws will impact municipalities, housing developers, home builders, and residents throughout the state. What are the… Read MoreRead More
FTC Proposes Rule to Ban Non-Compete Clauses
February 7, 2023
Last month, the Federal Trade Commission proposed a new rule that would ban employers from imposing non-compete clauses on their employees or independent contract workers. In addition, the rule would require employers to cancel existing non-compete a… Read MoreRead More
Tags: #noncompetes, business law
New Law Promotes Use of Critical Incident Mapping to Help Responding Officers at Schools
February 1, 2023
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently signed a bill into law that has the potential to assist police officers as they respond to active shooter situations and other emergencies in schools. Michigan House Bill 6042 relies on critical incident mapping to impr… Read MoreRead More
Tags: municipal law