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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 Would you like the artificial life support to be withheld or withdrawn …

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IRA Hot Topics

Frequently there are issues that come up in our office that affect the taxability of IRA distributions. We regularly get questions from our clients regarding their IRAs and the options that are available to them and who they should name …

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What Do We Do with the Mobile Home?

This past Thursday, I spent the day in Livonia teaching a continuing professional education class about estate administration for the Michigan Association of CPA’s. One of the topics I discussed with a room full of CPA’s was the transfer of …

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Will or Trust – Which is Best?

Last week, one of the questions we discussed that I and my partner Buzz Suuppi get all the time is: How much assets do I need for a trust? What we are really being asked is: Should my estate plan …

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Top Five Estate Planning Questions

Because of all the estate planning that we do, we get a lot of estate planning questions on a daily basis. In today’s column we are going to discuss the top five estate planning questions that we regularly get in …

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Buying a Business

You have decided to buy a business. You have been talking to the seller and have agreed in principal to the sale. The seller wants you to sign a letter of intent or letter of agreement to show that you …

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Protecting Inheritances

Many people use joint ownership and beneficiary designations as their own do-it-yourself estate plan. Sometimes it works, if all the stars line up. Unfortunately for many families, the stars do not line up. We see time and time again situations …

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