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  • Where Do My Assets Go if I Die Without a Will in Michigan?
    Where Do My Assets Go if I Die Without a Will in Michigan?

    First, forget anything you have heard about the State getting any portion of your assets because you did not prepare a will. This notion is pure nonsense (unless you have absolutely no surviving ...

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  • Your Family Will Not Lose Half of Your Estate to Taxes or Probate
    Your Family Will Not Lose Half of Your Estate to Taxes or Probate

    We try to get a feel for the client’s real objectives in setting up a plan at the initial Estate Planning meeting. This allows us to create a plan that is customized to meet the specific needs and ...

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  • What We Do.
    What We Do.

    We are not like the “TV commercial attorneys”. This is not meant to disparage the personal injury, disability or workers’ compensation attorneys who advertise on television, but we are in a completely ...

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  • Jointly Held Property: Good or Bad Idea?
    Jointly Held Property: Good or Bad Idea?

    A frequent question that comes to us as lawyers is whether or not it is a good idea to maintain jointly held property. The context of these issues often relate to situations where parents want to put ...

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  • When the Estate Plan Destroys the Asset Protection Plan
    When the Estate Plan Destroys the Asset Protection Plan

    A recent case in Florida highlights the importance of having an Estate Planning attorney who also understands the rights of creditors to attack assets of a decedent. In Morey 2004 v. Everbank , and ...

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  • Estate Planning Myths v. Fact
    Estate Planning Myths v. Fact

    We hear a lot of misinformation while assisting families with estate planning and probate proceedings. Unfortunately, it is often the case that important decisions are made based on this ...

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