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New Year’s Estate Plan Resolutions

It’s New Year’s Eve. Have you made your New Year’s resolutions for 2018? If you have, you are with the majority of respondents of a recent YouGuv online survey. The top four resolutions for 2018 were to eat better, exercise …

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So You Are In Charge of the Estate or Trust

Mom or dad has named you as personal representative of their estate or as trustee of their trust. As a personal representative or trustee, you are considered a fiduciary. This is someone who handles funds or property of another. As …

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Who Needs Estate Planning?

You are age 18 or over. You are also with the majority of Michiganders and have done no estate planning. No will, no trust, no financial or health care powers of attorney, no nothing. If you became mentally incapacitated, do …

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Providing for Blended Families

According to the Pew Research Center, 70% of Americans get married sometime during their lifetimes. However, every one of these marriages eventually ends. About half end in divorce. And the other half end in death. About 70% of those who …

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Should You Share Your Estate Plan?

You have been raised in a family who does not talk about money. You have been taught that money matters are private and not to be disclosed to others, not even parents, children or siblings. They’re your assets and your …

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When Do You Pull the Plug?

If you were being kept alive artificially after becoming mentally and physically incapacitated permanently, would you like your loved ones to be able to make decisions for you? Would you like the artificial life support to be withheld or withdrawn …

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