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How Does A Personal Representative Manage Digital Assets?

As a personal representative of an estate, it is your responsibility to carry out the wishes and manage the estate of the decedent as outlined in his or her will. This often includes administering the decedent’s digital assets. But, what is a digit… Read More
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Estate Planning For A Person With Dementia

Estate planning is important for everyone, but it is especially vital for a person living with dementia, Alzheimer’s, or a similar disease. A newly diagnosed individual should finalize their estate plan right away so that he or she can fully engage… Read More
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New Law Allows Macomb County Probate Court Option to Add Third Judge

A new Michigan law amends the Revised Judicature Act to authorize an additional judge for the Macomb County Probate Court beginning Jan. 1, 2025. Currently the county has two probate judges. The addition of a third probate judgeship would be subject… Read More
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Why do Snow Emergency Laws Exist?

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is forecasting drier-than-expected conditions for Michigan’s 2024 winter. Although less snow is expected than in prior years, it is still possible that the state will see some levels of snow throu… Read More
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Categories: Municipal

Can A Business Owner Negotiate A Property Lease?

Business owners thinking about leasing property may wish to negotiate the lease’s terms and conditions before finalizing the deal. That’s because most landlords are willing to work with business owners. After all, they do not want a vacancy in th… Read More
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Categories: Business, Uncategorized

Legal Documents Business Owners Should Update Annually

Keeping up with corporate records should be near the top of every business owner’s annual to-do list. That’s because proper recordkeeping helps business owners maintain the corporate veil of protection he or she may need against lawsuits and cred… Read More
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Categories: Business

New Michigan Law Requires Tenants Receive Notice of Serious Hazards Within Apartment Buildings

A new Michigan law requires that a municipality’s enforcing agency notify the owner and occupants of an apartment building when there’s a serious violation involving the property. The new law goes into effect on Feb. 13, 2024. Michigan House Bill… Read More
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What is the Uniform Power of Attorney Act?

The Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA) provides uniformity when exercising powers of attorney, especially for people who move to another state after creating the document. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently signed the UPOAA into law. The Act repeals s… Read More
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What Policies are in Place Regarding AI in Schools?

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is skyrocketing, especially in the classroom. While AI may be a valuable tool for teachers and students, the use of it does have drawbacks. A recent study by “eSchool News” found that 67 percent of… Read More
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Categories: Municipal

Bill that Prohibits Housing Discrimination Based on Income Passes Michigan Senate

Michigan lawmakers are considering legislation that would prohibit landlords from discriminating against a person based on his or her source of income. SB 205-206 was recently passed by the Senate and was referred to the Michigan Judiciary Committee.… Read More
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