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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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Who Should You Choose To Become Personal Representative of Your Estate?

Choosing a personal representative (formerly called “executor”) for your estate is no easy matter. You will want to make sure you have selected a person or entity who you trust to ensure all of your final arrangements are carried out in the manne… Read More
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What Changes Should You Make to Your Estate Plan?

The age-old quote, “The only constant in life is change” applies to estate planning as well. Changes in your life and the law may affect your estate plan and that’s why it’s important to review and refresh the documents as needed. So, what ch… Read More
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Should You Use an Online Will or Hire an Attorney? The Reasons Hiring a Professional Lawyer is the Better Investment

Should you use an online will or hire an attorney? Sure, using a DIY site saves time and money in the short-term, but that same online site may lead to costly and unpleasant mistakes. People with complicated personal and financial lives assume the mo… Read More
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