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Don't Forget Digital Assets When Estate Planning

If you have a smartphone, tablet, or computer you most likely have a digital asset. It's important to protect digital assets just as you would any other valuable. Read More
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National Estate Planning Awareness Week is the Perfect Time to Make Sure Your Plans are in Order

Estate planning is important for any age. A solid estate plan ensures your wishes will be carried out in the way you want. Read More
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Estate Planning in Michigan Just Got Interesting

By James J. Sarconi & Joseph N. Ejbeh   Asset protection has increasingly become the subject of discussion among asset management, financial planning, and estate planning professionals as well as debtor/creditor attorneys.  With an effectiv… Read More
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Michigan Philanthropist leaves musicians a gift

A philanthropist and lover of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra recently made one final gift upon her passing to the musicians she had enjoyed so much in her life. Marjorie S. Fisher, who had been known for her enthusiastic generosity and warm heart, di… Read More
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Some important considerations for parents revisiting their estate plan

When it comes to estate planning, it’s important for people — particularly parents — to understand that it’s more than just a one-time event, but rather a lifelong endeavor. That’s because whether they realize it or not,… Read More
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How Can an Incapacitated Person Sign a Legal Document?

By Melissa L. Rubino As you may know, the signing legal documents such as trusts and wills are subject to very strict requirements, and for good reason. It is crucially important that no corners are cut when signatures are applied to estate planning… Read More
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What are power of attorney and the health care directive?

Power of attorney and the health care directive are two aspects of your will and estate plan that dictate who will make financial decisions on your behalf, and how you should be medically treated in case you are incapacitated (respectively). As you c… Read More
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Your will is not written in stone - for the most part

We are finishing up our discussion of the various ways a testator can change his or her will. There are codicils and separate writings, for example, that can amend or supplement an existing will. And, over the past couple of decades, technology has m… Read More
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An estate plan is more than the sum of its parts, whatever they are

We talk about estate plans all the time, but it occurs to us that we have not really reviewed the individual components of an estate plan. This is definitely an a la carte menu: Personal circumstances dictate what any one person needs at any given ti… Read More
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What is a life settlement? Does Michigan regulate them?

We are talking about life insurance and its place in an estate plan. As we explained in our Nov. 16 post, life insurance can be part of a retirement plan, too. If you own your own policy, and the policy is for permanent life insurance, you may be abl… Read More
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