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All in the Family

All in the Family

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce indicates that there are 5.5 million family businesses in the United States. They account for 57% of gross domestic product and employ 63% of the workforce. For business owners, family and business are top priorities. Bus… Read More
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The Complications of Cons…

The Complications of Conservatorships

During last month’s hearing, Britney Spears gave an emotional plea to the California Superior Court to finally end her 13-year conservatorship. In recent time, the #FreeBritney conversation has brought light to the issue of conservatorships, and ho… Read More
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Planning for Crypto

Planning for Crypto

Cryptocurrencies (like Bitcoin) are continuing to become more mainstream as their volatility has made headlines during this past pandemic year. As more people add cryptocurrency to their investment portfolio, it becomes increasingly important for est… Read More
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A Man Named Brady

A Man Named Brady

These days, families come in all shapes and sizes. Blended families are even more common now than ever. And without proper planning, it can be easier than you think to unintentionally disinherit your children. We all know the story about Mike and Car… Read More
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Take Two

Take Two

Beginning last Wednesday, February 24, 2021, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) began a 14-day PPP loan application window for small businesses and non-profits (meaning those with under 20 employees). This will help lenders dedicat… Read More
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A Little Bit of Backgroun…

A Little Bit of Background

Background check results are more important in hiring decisions than they have ever been. Employers are also using screenings on an ongoing basis during employment. Inaccurate information, however, is a real issue, and certain research organizations… Read More
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Emotional Support Animals…

Emotional Support Animals Grounded

The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that it will be issuing a final rule early next year that makes significant changes to its current Air Carrier Access Act service animal rule. The DOT will exclude from the service animal definition al… Read More
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In Succession

In Succession

Business owners often think about what might happen to their company upon death, disability, or retirement, but some owners find it difficult to take the time to work through different scenarios and decide upon a workable succession plan. Generally,… Read More
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Remarry, Re-Plan

Remarry, Re-Plan

While we read reports that the divorce rate has declined over the past couple of decades, it has actually doubled for couples over age 50. A few things to keep in mind regarding your estate plan upon a remarriage: Protecting both your new spouse and… Read More
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Elections During a Pandem…

Elections During a Pandemic

Under current Michigan law, as interpreted by the courts, voters must submit a request to receive an absentee ballot in one of three ways: (1) by written request, (2) by filing an absent voter ballot application, or (3) by mailing a federal postcard… Read More
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