Ducks in a Row

Ducks in a Row

How does a trust avoid probate? It’s in the details. In my experience, the primary reason most people set up trusts is to avoid probate. So, how does that work? Does the mere fact of having signed a trust cut out the probate court? Not quite. I… Read More
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State of the Cities

State of the Cities

In a couple of weeks, the Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual State of the Cities. On March 6, Farmington and Farmington Hills residents will have an opportunity to hear from local officials about the current state of the… Read More
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Difficult Conversations

Difficult Conversations

No one wants to think about their parents passing away. However, having difficult conversations now about your parents’ estate plan (or lack thereof) can provide peace of mind for your parents and their loved ones for when that day comes. Many peop… Read More
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A New Start

A New Start

Over the years, KickstART Farmington has become a mainstay in the community. When it came time for the local nonprofit to move, there was never a consideration to leave the Farmington area. KickstART has long been committed to developing the arts in… Read More
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Jack of All Trades

Jack of All Trades

Your neighbor kid mows your lawn. A guy from church fixes your broken slider door. Can you pay them cash? Probably. How about your full-time nanny? Probably not. Drawing the line between independent contractors (who receive IRS Form 1099 and pay thei… Read More
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In the Limelight

In the Limelight

The Barn at the heart of Farmington Hills opens its doors again next week! The Farmington Players bring us a “quintessential farce” beginning February 9. Lend Me a Tenor is a classic tale of mistaken identity and unexpected romance. A local opera… Read More
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New Year, New Plan

New Year, New Plan

As January comes to a close, it’s important to remember that reviewing and possibly updating your estate plan should still be among your new year’s resolutions. There may be several obvious reasons why you might need to update your estate pla… Read More
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Take Heart

Take Heart

Heart the Art is coming back to liven up downtown Farmington next month! On February 10, GLP Financial Group will host a public art benefit. Attendees will be treated to live music, appetizers, and an art exhibit by Honey Comb Gallery. Tickets can be… Read More
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Employee Mental Health: P…

Employee Mental Health: Part II

Last month, we addressed strategies for promoting employee mental health. (Get caught up on Part I here.) In this edition, we examine the possibility of amorphous mental health concerns being used to abuse workplace policies. Savvy employers know to… Read More
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Small Business Series

Small Business Series

At Wright Beamer, we understand the importance of sharing what we know with our clients and the community. Next month, there will be an opportunity for two of our attorneys to do just that. The Farmington Community Library is partnering with the Grea… Read More
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