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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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Red, White & Blue

Red, White & Blue

After the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776, the day has been celebrated each year in honor of America’s freedom. As we prepare for the holiday this weekend, here are a few fun facts about the day: Two days after voting for in… Read More
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Taking Care of Business (…

Taking Care of Business (From Home)

During this era of COVID-19, internal business meetings via video conference are the norm rather than the exception. It’s easy to simply hit “record” and access it later for various reasons, like sharing it with those who could not attend, re-w… Read More
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Playing It Safe

Playing It Safe

As companies are continuing to navigate employees working from home, providing a reduction in services, and limiting hours of service or shutting down all together, these issues are compounded by the possibility that members of their workforce could… Read More
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The Right Direction on Re…

The Right Direction on Reverse Mortgages

“It’s easy to think [a reverse mortgage] can be the answer to your prayers,” said Danielle Laura of the Wayne Metro Community Action Agency. “My advice would be that a little healthy skepticism never hurt anyone.” Revers… Read More
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The Little Things in Life

The Little Things in Life

When planning the distribution of your estate, smaller, tangible personal property items can cause more difficulty than larger, even more valuable assets. Sentimental items can lead to family disputes and possibly litigation, which might rack up lega… Read More
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Turkey Day Truths

Turkey Day Truths

Although Thanksgiving is a long-standing tradition, there might be a few things you still don’t know about the holiday. As you prepare to gather around with family and friends, let us leave you with some fun legal facts to share over the dinner tab… Read More
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Spreading Awareness

Spreading Awareness

Did you know that in 2008, Congress declared the third week in October as National Estate Planning Awareness Week? Estate planning is a critical component of financial planning but is often overlooked or pushed off for “another day.” It has been… Read More
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What Makes Us Great

What Makes Us Great

Small businesses in America represent over 99% of the country’s employers and nearly 50% of all private-sector jobs. Workers are not just cogs in a wheel, clocking in and out. They are critical to making businesses profitable and to the overall gro… Read More
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