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So You Have Been Asked to Be a Guardian

Last year, my brother and his wife asked me and my wife Emily that if something happened to them, could we be guardians of their minor children. Our children are grown, out of the house and self-supporting. My brother and …

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Michigan’s New Asset Protection Trust

Trusts have always been great estate planning tools. You can get all kinds of protections for your beneficiaries after you are gone, such as protection from creditors, divorces or remarriages. Although your beneficiaries could have access to the assets of …

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Thinking About Hanging Up the Car Keys?

The number of older drivers on the road is increasing. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the percentage of drivers over 65 will likely increase from about 16% today to over 25% by 2025.But just because you are …

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Record that Deed!

Today we continue our discussion about deeds and real estate. I had a new client in the office  this past week who had no estate planning documents in place, no will or trust and no financial or health care powers …

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