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A Timely Reminder

A Timely Reminder

While many of you may be in the midst of sending your children off to college at this time of year, the fact is, whether your child is going to college or not, once they turn 18, they become adults in the eyes of the law and you risk being shut out u… Read More
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Protecting Your Pets with…

Protecting Your Pets with Estate Planning

This is Fred. He is a very good boy who loves walks, cuddles, and bacon. Being a responsible pet owner not only requires giving Fred lots of love (and snacks), but also ensuring that someone will step in if I am no longer able to care for him. Your e… Read More
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Prove It!

Prove It!

Earlier this month, the Michigan Court of Appeals clarified the standard of proof that must be met in determining whether a conservator has breached the fiduciary duty he or she owes to the individual whose assets are being managed under the conserva… Read More
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A Lesson Learned

A Lesson Learned

A friend of mine gave me permission to share her story in the hope that it would be helpful to others. Her brother, a single man, was recently found dead in his Florida apartment. Sadly, no one in his family knows where he banked. They do not know hi… Read More
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Planning in the Time of C…

Planning in the Time of Coronavirus

During this time of the Coronavirus outbreak, one thing is certain: nothing is certain. As we know, everyone is susceptible to the virus and anyone could be facing possible hospitalization in these worrisome times. But before you’re facing a medica… Read More
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Back to School, Back to B…

Back to School, Back to Basics

It seems like it was not that long ago that we were wondering if spring would ever arrive. All too quickly, and with back-to-school sales in full swing, it is clear that summer is on the wane (high temps and humidity notwithstanding). If you have col… Read More
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Nonopioid Directives

Nonopioid Directives

Pursuant to a new law enacted in the closing days of 2018, beginning March 28, 2019, we will be able to make our wishes known in advance on the subject of being prescribed or administered opioids. A nonopioid directive form, when included in an indiv… Read More
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Reason #15 You Need an Es…

Reason #15 You Need an Estate Plan

You’re Having Surgery You have the date. You know the procedure’s risks and rewards. You’re familiar with the pre-op instructions, and you’ve made arrangements to get to and from the procedure. But, do you have your estate plan in place?… Read More
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College Students Heading…

College Students Heading Off to School

When a minor turns 18, parents no longer have authority to access their child’s medical, school or financial records, or make decisions (medical or otherwise) on their behalf if the child is unable to on his or her own. This may cause delays and ex… Read More
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Reason #2 You Need an Est…

Reason #2 You Need an Estate Plan

You May Lose Consciousness My client came to me asking for an estate plan because her husband was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She wanted to make sure they had powers of attorney and patient advocate designations in place, anticipating Husb… Read More
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