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Who Needs a Will?

Singer Prince died of a drug overdose in 2016 and did not leave a will. A six-year legal battle involving his $156.4 million estate recently settled, leaving his fortune and catalogue of songs split between a New York music company and three of his s… Read More
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Estate Planning Should Be Part of Your New Year's Resolution

Estate planning is an important part of preparing for the future, but too many people procrastinate this task. As you plan to eat healthier, exercise more, or lose weight, remember that estate planning should be part of your New Year’s Resolution. Read More
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Will challenges and how to avoid them

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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What is a living will, and is it the same as a normal will?

A living will is not actually a will in the same way you’d think of one in the case of someone passing away. A typical will distributes property and sets up guardianship in some cases; it’s distributed after a person’s passing and t… Read More
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Some advice for creating your will

Anyone who is approaching their estate plan for the first time will be informed that a will is essential. It is one of the key building blocks for your estate plan. If you die without a will to your name, it means you will die “intestate.”… Read More
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In probate, fully executed does not mean written in stone p2

We cannot overstate the importance of having a sound estate plan. Remember, if you do not have a will, the state has one for you, and the state’s plan may be exactly what you do not want to happen to your property. The only way to make sure you… Read More
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In probate, fully executed does not mean written in stone

If we all lived in a Dickens novel, a funeral would be followed by a somber meeting of the deceased’s family members. A distinguished lawyer would be behind an enormous desk in a book-lined room, and the heirs — or likely heirs — wo… Read More
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What is a will?

According to Michigan state law, a will is a document that appoints a personal representative. A will can also be a document that revokes or revises another will, a document that nominates a guardian, or a document that expressly excludes or limits t… Read More
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