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Final Wishes

If you are like most people, you probably have some specific issues regarding the disposal of your remains. You may want to be buried in a coffin, with a burial vault, in the ground, or you may want to be …

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Giving the Gift of Life

Over the years, I have had a number of people ask me about how to make an anatomical gift after they are gone. An anatomical gift is a gift of your organs, body parts or your entire body for transplant, …

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How To Select an Estate Planning Attorney

Finding the right attorney to plan your estate can be a significant challenge. Choosing an estate planning attorney may be your first contact that you will ever have with an attorney. What qualities should you look for in an estate …

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Leaving A Legacy is Much More

So you want to stay in control of your property while you are alive and well and provide for you and your loved ones in case of your mental disability. Then after you are gone, you want to give what …

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Medicare Alphabet Soup

If you are over the age of 65, you usually will have a red, white and blue Medicare card. However, do you understand the alphabet soup of Medicare Parts A, B, C and D? The original Medicare, and prior to …

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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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