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Is a Trust Right for Me?

Many people think of trusts as estate planning tools for the very rich, but the fact is that a trust can serve many different purposes for people at all income levels. Depending on your individual circumstances, a trust may be an essential part of yo… Read More
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Protecting Access to Medicaid for Your Disabled Child

Recent changes at the federal level now make planning for the financial future of your special needs child easier than ever. A special needs trust is designed to protect property and income belonging to your child and provide that child with income a… Read More
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How to Choose a Quality Nursing Home

When an aging parent or loved one no longer can safely remain at home without assistance, the need for decisions about long-term care becomes apparent. With so many options for long-term care, it can be extremely difficult to determine the best solut… Read More
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What is a Will Contest?

Under Michigan law, any interested person can challenge the legal validity of another person’s will, either before or after it is admitted to probate. Interested persons include spouses, children, heirs, and anyone who has a property right in or a… Read More
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Do I Need Long-Term Care Insurance?

Long-term care insurance (LTC) provides you with the financial means of getting the assistance that you need when you become unable to perform one or more of the activities of daily living on your own. Activities of daily living are activities like e… Read More
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Myths About Estate Planning

Many members of the general public consider estate planning to be expensive, morbid, and exclusively for rich people. The fact is that nothing could be farther from the truth. It is in your best interest, and in your family’s best interest, for you… Read More
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The Rising Costs of Senior Care in America

Long-term care planning is a must for any senior citizen, but as costs continue to drastically climb, the prospect of being able to fund long-term care seems next to impossible. While there are more options available today for senior care, some of w… Read More
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Estate Planning Issues to Consider When You Remarry

When you are young and considering marriage, estate planning is probably the last thing on your mind. However, if you are considering remarriage later in life, you are likely to have more concerns about your estate plan, especially with respect to yo… Read More
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What is Undue Influence?

Undue influence can occur when an individual threatens or makes fraudulent misrepresentations in order to get another person to do something. In the context of a will, undue influence might occur if an individual pressures or threatens the person mak… Read More
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What is a Power of Attorney and Do I Need One?

A power of attorney is a legal document that gives another person the power to handle your financial affairs. As long as you are competent to make decisions, the person whom you designated in your power of attorney, or your agent, can manage your fin… Read More
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