Stake a Claim

Stake a Claim

In early spring of 2019, a home was damaged by fire, nearly a year after the homeowner’s death. The heirs submitted a claim under the homeowner’s policy, which had been issued in the name of the deceased. The insurance carrier denied the claim, c… Read More
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Curve Ahead (Maybe)

Curve Ahead (Maybe)

The Michigan Secretary of State (“SOS”) has thrown us a curve. For as long as I can remember, it was possible to title a motor vehicle in the name of a trust. This was routinely done when a vehicle owner’s estate was being probated after death.… Read More
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Keep Me Logged In

While developing your estate plan, a best first step is to identify your online accounts. And that’s a perfect time to consider the security and storage of your passwords as well. Most people don’t have hard copies of account statements anymore b… Read More
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Did You Know That Wright Beamer...

…Handles Probate Administration? “You mean you could handle that for us? We wouldn’t have to do anything?” I was at the deceased’s home, sitting with my clients at a table surrounded by piles of papers. My clients looked weary and were… Read More
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Do It For Your Kids

We understand that preparing an estate plan is not always the most urgent priority for young families. Buying your first home, sleepless nights with a newborn, coordinating everyone’s packed schedules while trying to maintain your family’s sanity… Read More
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Wright Beamer Founder Teaches Estate Planning to Lawyers

William M. Wright – founder and of counsel attorney with Wright Beamer, PLC – recently taught a seminar at the Probate and Estate Planning Institute’s sessions in Traverse City and Plymouth. The Institute, which is sponsored by the Institute of… Read More
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