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Ann Arbor Legal Alert: Law Change May Affect Your Financial Power of Attorney

    A recent, important change in Michigan law impacts your financial power of attorney. The new Michigan statute related to financial powers of attorney went into effect October 1, 2012, and may cause you serious challenges in… Read More
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Estate Planning is On My To-Do List - Right Where It's Been for Twenty Years!

         Every week, I meet with prospective new clients who are interested in doing estate planning.  And invariably, one of my first questions is “have you done any estate planning before?”  It… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning

Ann Arbor Blended Families - Don’t Let Your Blended Family Become Bitter After You’re Gone

I noticed during a morning news show that September 16th was National Step-Family Day.  At first I chuckled at how many “awareness days” seem to be popping up.  Then, as an expert began to speak about blended families, I realized how i… Read More
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Adding Adult Children to Ann Arbor Bank Accounts - Simple Solution or Devastating Consequences? (Part 2 of 2)

In our previous blog, we discussed why adding your child to your bank account can have dangerous consequences, such as losing your entire account in the event your child is sued, has a creditor, or gets divorced.  In this blog we discuss the pr… Read More
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Adding Adult Children to Ann Arbor Bank Accounts - Simple Solution or Devastating Consequences? (Part 1 of 2)

                At Legacy Law Center, we frequently meet with clients who are sure that they don’t need to retitle their checking or other accounts to the name of thei… Read More
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Why Should I Name My Trust as Beneficiary of My Retirement Account

An essential part of establishing and maintaining a trust is funding, the process by which your assets are moved into your trust.  Some assets need to be re-registered into your trust name, while others should have the beneficiary changed to na… Read More
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Money Management Help for the Elderly in Ann Arbor

With the population aging, daily money managers are popping up to pay the bills and handle paperwork for those who lack the time, skill or desire to do it themselves. Helping care for an elderly loved one, or helping them care for themselves, can me… Read More
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Categories: Elder Law

Making a Charitable Donation in Ann Arbor - Big Charitable Decisions

What surprised us most in our Forbes Insights study was something that also emerged among attendees at the Summit: not just the scope and scale of the wealth they plan to disburse, but how quickly they plan to do so. When it comes to charitable givi… Read More
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Categories: Charitable Giving

Potential Postnuptial Possibilities in Ann Arbor

More and more couples are signing postnuptial agreements, as they face the fact that divorce is a possibility and it's smarter to plan ahead, according to a new survey. Marriage is, in very real sense, a contract to be together for life, throu… Read More
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Is Your Ann Arbor Family Business Staying in the Family?

The problems founders face when an heir announces he/she refuses to reign are significant and extend far beyond the hassle of hunting for a replacement in a  poor quality applicant pool.  The real damage done in this circumstance comes fro… Read More
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