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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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A closer look at estate planning tactics for avoiding probate - II

As we discussed in a previous post, there are a multitude of reasons why people from all walks of life decide to undertake comprehensive estate planning, including the reduction of their estate tax burden, the assurance that their hard-earned assets… Read More
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A closer look at estate planning tactics for avoiding probate

While the overarching objectives of estate planning are minimizing estate tax liability and ensuring assets are distributed according to a person’s exact wishes, there are other considerations that will undoubtedly factor into a person’s… Read More
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How you can be a better executor

If you’re made the executor of an estate, you may be concerned about how to move forward. Fortunately, there are some tips for how to be the best executor you can be. Your job is to handle the estate of someone who has passed away, and this nee… Read More
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Are you someone's long lost life insurance beneficiary?

We often remind people to make sure their estate plans are up-to-date. While a major life event will usually prompt a review of will and trust documents, what people sometimes forget is to check the designated beneficiaries of life insurance policies… Read More
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Up next: Fiduciary Smackdown and Monster Trust Rally!

Tabloids continue to speculate about the circumstances surrounding the January 2015 incident that led to Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death six months later. There are conspiracy theories that link her death with her mother’s — Whitney Ho… Read More
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Crime doesn't pay in probate court, either

The movie “Double Indemnity” and its modern remake “Body Heat” may seem a little farfetched to happen in real life. Both stories are about a woman and her lover’s plot to kill her husband — money is the motive R… 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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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
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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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