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Should I Leave My Attorney a Gift in My Will?

Some clients develop close relationships with their attorneys. The bonds of friendship are so strong in some instances that the client may consider leaving the attorney valuable assets when putting together his or her estate plan. That may leave you… Read More
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When Should Employers Record Adverse COVID-19 Vaccine Reactions to OSHA?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has provided recommendations on when an employer must record an employee’s negative COVID-19 vaccine reactions in its OSHA 300 log. What is the OSHA Form 300 Log? Employers use the OSHA Form… Read More
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What You Need to Know Before You Create A Trust

Creating a trust can be important for people who are putting together their estate plan. Trusts can help you avoid the probate process, while also securing your assets and property for your beneficiaries. What you need to know before you create a tru… Read More
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The Pandemic Has Forced Most People To Go Digital - Are Your Digital Assets Protected?

You may not think you have digital assets, but if you’re like most Americans, you’re likely spending considerably more time online and on devices such as computers, smartphones, and tablets due to the pandemic. The more time you spend online and… Read More
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Executive Order Allows for Remote Signature & Notarization of Estate Planning Documents

Under Executive Order 2020-173 requirements for in-person notarizations are temporarily suspended and transactions that require a notary to be completed via two-way, real-time audiovisual technology are allowed. The order also permits the use of elec… Read More
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Executive Order Allows for Remote Signature and Notarization of Estate Planning Documents Through June 30

Recently, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-74, which temporarily suspends requirements for in-person notarizations, and allows transactions that require a notary to be completed via two-way, real-time audiovisual technol… Read More
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You Should Write All Four Digits When Dating Legal Documents

As we are now through most of January, most people have probably heard the notice about writing out the entire year, 2020, on legal documents. The warning is that if you don’t write out all four 2020 digits, someone could change the date on the con… Read More
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What is a Designated Funeral Representative?

In Michigan, the default rule has always been that a deceased person’s next of kin decides what happens to their loved one’s remains, even if that’s not who the deceased wanted to make the decisions. However, Michigan now has a law that gives a… Read More
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Estate Planning Should Be Part of Your New Year's Resolution

Estate planning is an important part of preparing for the future, but too many people procrastinate this task. As you plan to eat healthier, exercise more, or lose weight, remember that estate planning should be part of your New Year’s Resolution. Read More
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Your Probate Questions Answered

Avoiding probate court in Michigan is possible with the help of an attorney. Here are your probate questions answered. Read More
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