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Electronic Wills: Coming Soon to Michigan?

Technology has always changed the way people communicate and transact business, and in the past few decades, the pace of that change has only intensified. If you’re fifty years old, for example, you remember when research had to be done in a librar… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning

Three Documents You Need During a Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic that is encircling the globe caught most people by surprise. We haven’t experienced an outbreak like this in a century. Most people are scrambling to respond to the pandemic on a number of fronts: purchasing up on cleaning… Read More
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Could Your Children Lose Their Inheritance in a Divorce?

If you have adult children, there’s a good chance that they are either married, or that they will be. Watching our kids grow up, find love, and start families of their own is one of the great joys in life. As a parent, you probably anticipate that… Read More
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Seven Year-End Tax Planning Tips for 2019

There are only a handful of days left in 2019, and while you may want to spend them making merry, you should devote at least a little time to brightening your tax picture for next year. When April rolls around (as it will, and sooner than you think),… Read More
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Categories: Finances, Tax Planning

How to Plan Your Funeral (And Why You Should Do it Now)

We have some bad news and some good news for you. The bad news is: you are going to die. The good news is, you probably have some time to plan for it. And for once, we are not talking about estate planning (though if you’re behind on that, you shou… Read More
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How Do You Make a Valid Michigan Will?

A Last Will and Testament is the basic building block of an estate plan. Depending on your circumstances, you may need a living trust or another type of trust, and it is important to have a durable financial power of attorney and a medical power of a… Read More
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Are You Making One of These Seven Life Insurance Mistakes?

Life insurance: it’s one of those things you may not think about until you have a family that depends on you. Unlike estate planning, which can require some difficult decisions (Who will be your child’s guardian? What are your wishes around end-o… Read More
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Top Three Things You Can Do to Protect Your Unmarried Partner

Plenty of people live together in committed relationships without getting married. The reasons vary widely. Some people say they “don’t need a piece of paper” to feel married, and that may be true. But whatever your reason for not marrying, the… Read More
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Ten Considerations When Choosing a Guardian For Your Children

Like many people, you may be considering updating your estate plan in order to provide security for your children. Yet one of the most difficult parts of estate planning can be choosing a guardian for them. When you first begin the process, you may h… Read More
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Five Really Major Dangers of Required Minimum Distributions

If you have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), you are probably familiar with the term Required Minimum Distribution (RMD). Most people know they have to take RMDs starting at a given age, but they may be a little fuzzy on the details—and that… Read More
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Categories: Finances, Tax Planning