Michigan Probate Lawyers Answer, “Should You Disclose Defects to Property You Plan to Leave to Heirs?”

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You may already be aware that obvious and not-so-obvious defects must be disclosed when selling a property. Sure, you may not want to go into every single detail about a property you are essentially giving to someone else. It’s also true that there’s no consequence to you if you fail to provide certain information to… Read more »

Building a Care Team Following an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis | Michigan Incapacity Lawyer

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  If you’ve recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, you are undoubtedly going through an emotionally-draining and tumultuous time. One thing that could help you is to plan ahead and develop your own care team. This is a group of support people that will help you through the different stages of the disease. Here are… Read more »

MICHIGAN EXECUTIVE ORDER No.2020-41 Allows Remote Signing of Legal Documents

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Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order No. 2020-41 that allows remote signing and notarization of legal documents such as wills, trusts, powers of attorney and deeds in Michigan as of April 9th, 2020.One of the purposes is “Encouraging the use of electronic signatures and remote polarization, witnessing and visitation during the COVID19- pandemic“ With this new… Read more »

Revocable vs. Irrevocable Trusts: Key Differences Explained by a Michigan Trust Attorney

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Revocable vs. Irrevocable Trusts: Key Differences Explained by a Michigan Trust Attorney When it comes to estate planning, understanding the different types of trusts available is crucial. Two common types are revocable and irrevocable trusts, each with its own set of features and benefits. As a Michigan trust attorney, I often encounter questions about the… Read more »

Michigan Will and Trust Lawyer on Preparing for Life’s Surprises: Estate Planning for the Unexpected

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Michigan Will and Trust Lawyer on Preparing for Life’s Surprises: Estate Planning for the Unexpected Life is full of surprises, and while we can’t predict every turn, we can prepare for the unexpected. Whether it’s sudden incapacitation or an unforeseen financial shift, having a comprehensive estate plan can provide much-needed peace of mind. As experienced… Read more »

Navigating Global Ties: Michigan Estate Planning for Expatriates and Dual Citizens

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Navigating Global Ties: Michigan Estate Planning for Expatriates and Dual Citizens In our increasingly globalized world, more people find themselves living abroad or holding dual citizenship. This international lifestyle brings unique challenges in estate planning, particularly when it comes to navigating the legal landscapes of multiple countries. For expatriates and dual citizens, understanding these complexities… Read more »

I Was Just Appointed Personal Representative for an Estate, What Do I Do Now?

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In a perfect world, being appointed as the personal representative for an estate does not come as a surprise. Our Michigan estate planning lawyers encourage clients to discuss their wishes for their final affairs with the person they appoint as personal representative in their will. However, if an individual did not tell someone he or she… Read more »