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EP Docs When You Move

So you have your will, financial power of attorney and health care power of attorney and maybe a trust that was prepared in Michigan and you plan on moving out of state. Or you just moved to Michigan from another …

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You Can Provide For Your Children

You do not want to disinherit your children, but money management skills were not one of the talents that God has given them. The kids went through Grandma’s inheritance in less than a year. You may not want that to …

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Set Up Your Business Properly

When starting up a new business, you may be tempted to set it up on your own without the aid of an appropriate professional advisor. You may think that all you have to do to set up a corporation or a …

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When Can Mom or Dad Sign Their Will

Mom or Dad is already in the nursing home and has symptoms of dementia from Alzheimer’s. Is it possible for Mom or Dad to still sign their will and powers of attorney? Short answer: Depends. There is a firmly imbedded …

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Don’t Forget to Update Your EP

So you have completed and signed your will or trust. You are done and you can put it away until it is needed, right? Wrong. Just because you have completed your estate plan doesn’t mean that you don’t have to …

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Business Exit Strategies Are Critical

Whenever you get into a business, one of the most important items that you should consider is how to get out of the business. This is called an exit strategy. What will happen when you no longer are running your …

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Business Entities

So you have decided to start your own business. Starting your own business can be exciting, fun and often times scary. You may be a good baker, toolmaker, stylist, engineer or architect, but you have never run your own business. …

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Taking Care of Fido

You may have a cat or dog which you likely consider a member of your family. You may even be more concerned about what happens to your pet than what happens to your children or your spouse. It costs money …

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Do You Need To Update

Many people wonder if they should update their estate plan or if their existing estate plan is adequate to meet their needs. I recommend that people review or have their estate plan reviewed annually, to make sure that it is …

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Reasons to do Estate Planning

I’ve had people come up to me and say “I don’t need estate planning because I don’t have anything.” These people mistakenly believe that estate planning is all about death planning for their stuff. What they do not realize is …

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