Estate Planning

Jim Lance

Estate Planning for Families With Young Children: Choosing a Guardian

Which life event, more than any other, spurs people to get serious about estate planning? Having children. Making sure that your kids are provided for … Continue Reading

Ryan Conboy

Do Trustees, Personal Representatives, Conservators, and Guardians Need to Provide a Seller’s Disclosure Statement When Selling a Home in Michigan?

If you have ever sold real estate in Michigan – specifically a home with one to four residential units – you may recall completing a … Continue Reading

Bobbi Hines

Estate Planning Video: “Planning For an Aging Parent”

One of the most challenging aspects of aging is losing the ability to do things that were once routine. This often includes mental and physical … Continue Reading

Bobbi Hines

How to Legally Disinherit an Heir

Estate planning is a deeply personal undertaking. Many important and profound questions need to be asked and answered during the process, including who will be … Continue Reading

Kay Kossen

Assets that Pass Outside of Probate in Michigan

When a person dies, everything he or she owned becomes part of his or her estate. The estate is then distributed to that person’s heirs … Continue Reading

Bobbi Hines

Estate Planning Video: “When Your Teenager Turns 18, Your Rights as a Parent Change”

As a parent, you’ll always be there to help your child, no matter how old he or she is. But once your child turns 18, … Continue Reading

Bobbi Hines

Estate Planning Video: “Powers of Attorney”

As I discussed in my previous video, financial and medical powers of attorney are essential parts of elder law and estate planning for seniors. But … Continue Reading

Jim Lance

Using Care Contracts to Preserve Medicaid Benefits

As seniors live longer lives, their children often find themselves in the positions of becoming primary caregivers or looking for outside caregivers or services. If … Continue Reading

Ryan Conboy

What Does It Take to Make a Will?

Don’t have a will? Thinking about what’s required to create one? The answer, at least in Michigan, is not as much as you might think, … Continue Reading

Sara Fazio

Does Your Estate Plan Address Your Digital Assets?

After you pass away, can your spouse or adult child manage your online banking and investment accounts or shut down your social media profiles? It … Continue Reading

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