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What Is A Conservatorship?

In a legal battle that gained worldwide attention, singer Britney Spears recently ended a 13-year conservatorship with her father, Jamie Spears. The coverage and resulting social media movement #freeBritney highlighted the topic of conservatorship, r… Read More
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Do I Need Power of Attorney for My Young Adult Child?

In a recent episode of the medical drama “Chicago Med,” an 18-year-old patient decides to put off lifesaving cancer treatment against her concerned parents’ wishes. Since the teen is an adult, doctors on the show must follow the law, respect he… Read More
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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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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
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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
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