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An Increasing Number of Millennials Are Making Wills

The number of young adults ages 18 to 34 with a will in place increased by 63 percent, according to a recent survey by The survey cites the COVID-19 pandemic as the driving force behind the uptick in millennial estate planning. On the oth… Read More
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Netflix Documentary on Painter Bob Ross Serves as a Cautionary Tale for Business Owners

“Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal and Greed” is a new Netflix documentary that focuses on the late artist’s life and the battle for the multimillion-dollar corporation that owns Ross’s name, likeness, and intellectual property. While also… Read More
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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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O’Reilly Rancilio attorney Brian Grant will host “Estate Planning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them” on March 16, 2022, at 10 a.m. at the Sterling Heights Senior… Read More
Hayley Tomich, of Grosse Pointe Park, recently joined the O’Reilly Rancilio legal team as an associate. She joins the firm’s business law, litigation and dispute… Read More
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The Michigan Supreme Court’s changes to case evaluations, which went into effect on Jan. 1, allow litigants to avoid the case evaluation process by specifying anot… Read More
People develop and purchase real estate with ambitious ideas of how to develop it. But simply owning property doesn’t give the person unlimited freedoms to do what… Read More
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