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Understanding the New Michigan Trust Code

Effective April 1, 2010, Michigan has a new law governing trusts set up here in our state. The trust law was overhauled to address gaps in current law, create uniformity between our trust law and that of other states, and make it easier for Michigan banks to appoint a local trustee to oversee trusts established here. Trust […]

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Divorce and Child Support in Michigan

In almost all cases, getting a divorce will affect your finances. Property division, spousal maintenance and child support are all issues that may be addressed during the divorce process. A qualified Michigan divorce attorney should act as your advisor and informer; working to protect your interests and helping you make the complicated decisions that will affect your […]

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What Is A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

A wrongful death lawsuit is the legal recourse of a surviving spouse, child, parent or other specified family member for damages in the event a loved one dies as the result of another person’s, company’s or municipality’s negligent or unlawful conduct. Wrongful death cases can arise out of automotive accidents, criminal attacks, work-place injuries and medical errors, among […]

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Evicting a Tenant in Michigan

In Michigan, if a landlord desires to remove a tenant from a residential rental property, the landlord must follow the eviction process (referred to as the Summary Proceeding). If you are a Michigan company, court rules require that your company be represented by an attorney during the Summary Proceeding. To begin the eviction process, you […]

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Should I Have a Will or a Living Trust?

Proper estate planning can grant you peace of mind and save your beneficiaries both time and expense in the event of your death. For estate planning to do this, however, you must have a detailed conversation with your attorney about your current assets, your plans for the future, and your estate goals. With this information […]

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What Does “Best Interests of the Child” Mean?

If you are involved in a child custody dispute in Michigan, you have probably heard the term the “best interests of the child.” What you may not know, however, is who determines those interests and what that determination may mean for your case. In most instances, Michigan courts base their decisions on child custody upon the “best […]

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5 Steps to Take After Being Injured in an Accident or at Work

If you get injured in an auto accident, what steps should you take? Here are 5 main steps to remember: 1. Take very good notes about the incident and any injuries sustained to yourself and/or others. What exactly happened that led to the injuries? What type of injuries resulted? Complex cases may include changes in […]

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You and Your WIll

Many people have a mistaken belief that a Will serves any number of purposes. Their beliefs have sprung up from various sources and have been perpetuated over many years. Some of these misconceptions are as follows: If I have a Will I avoid the probate court system. My Will controls the disposition of all my […]

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Parenting Time Tips

Separation and divorce impose tough tasks on all family members, including the children. Children feel as though they are the powerless losers, deprived of the full-time proper guidance of their two parents. Although there might be some bitterness between you and your spouse, it should not be inflicted on your children. In every child’s mind […]

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