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Do You Have a Plan for Your Digital Assets?

According to the Pew Research Center, 93 percent of U.S. residents use the internet, with three-in-ten U.S. adults stating that they are “almost constantly” online. Life in the digital age requires a multitude of usernames and passwords, each ess… Read More
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How Do You Fund a Trust?

Creating a trust with the help of an attorney is only the first step in the estate planning process. Once the trust is signed, it is up to you to fund it. But how is that accomplished? How do you fund a trust? What is a trust? A trust is an estate pl… Read More
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Ways to Avoid Challenges to Your Will

One potential concern you might have while creating or amending your estate plan is whether somebody might challenge your will after you are gone. Nobody wants a messy probate fight for their family, but at the same time, the terms of your estate pla… Read More
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How Does An Incapacitated Person Sign a Will or Trust?

The signing of legal documents such as a will and trust is subject to very strict requirements, and for good reason. It is important that no corners are cut when signatures are applied to estate planning documents, as forged or otherwise fraudulent d… Read More
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Tips On How To Be A Better Personal Representative Of An Estate

As a personal representative of an estate, you may be concerned about how to move forward. The following are tips for how to be a better personal representative of an estate. What does a personal representative do? A personal representative is a pers… Read More
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What Is A Special Needs Trust?

Parents of a child with a disability or mental illness may wonder how their child will get along without them. One tool that many families use is a special needs trust. What is a trust? When you establish a trust, you appoint a third party to manage… Read More
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How Do You Contest A Will in Michigan?

Usually when a loved one passes away, the terms of the will are carried out smoothly through official administrative and court procedures in Michigan. Unfortunately there are times when the terms of the will or the circumstances surrounding its execu… Read More
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Why You May Wish to Consider a Family Limited Partnership in Your Business Succession Planning

You may be years away from the transferring of your business to the next generation. Advanced planning provides you with more options and flexibility, resulting in a greater likelihood of your business’s continued prosperity and the preservatio… Read More
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New Laws Allow Electronic Signing of Estate Planning, Real Property Documents Through Dec. 31, 2020

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently signed House Bills 6294-6297 into law, allowing documents to be signed, witnessed, and notarized electronically until Dec. 31, 2020. The bills amend the Estates and Protected Individuals Code, the Uniform Electronic Tra… Read More
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What are the Different Types of Wills?

Many people understand the concept of a will, but did you know that there are several types of wills? Below is a breakdown of the different types of wills so that you can make the best selection for yourself and your family. Formal Will – A for… Read More
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Attorney Sean M. Colonna has joined O’Reilly Rancilio P.C. as an associate in the firm’s estate planning, business law, and litigation and disputes practice area… Read More
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According to the Pew Research Center, 93 percent of U.S. residents use the internet, with three-in-ten U.S. adults stating that they are “almost constantly” onli… Read More
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