Tagged: Wills

When a Loved One Dies Without a Will

Die Without a Will

The death of a beloved family member is never easy, especially if it’s a parent or spouse. The pain of such a loss is compounded when that person dies without a will or estate plan. The legal term for dying without a will is dying intestate. After the immediate grief of the loss, and the […]

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My Family Member Died. What Do I Do With the Will?

Last Will & Testament

Everybody knows it’s a good idea to have a will. Few people know exactly what to do with a will left behind by a recently deceased loved one, however. On television and in movies, a Last Will and Testament makes its appearance in dramatic fashion, usually when the family is gathered together in an attorney’s […]

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I Have a Will—Do I Need a Trust?

Do I Need a Trust

You’re aware of the importance of estate planning, so you’ve had a will prepared. A last will and testament is the basic building block of most Michigan estate plans. A will covers a lot of ground: it allows you to name a guardian for your child and dispose of all your assets. In light of […]

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Estate Planning Checklist

One of the greatest things you can leave your survivors is an organized estate.  The time you spend now will help your loved ones to cope later, and will also ensure your wishes will be carried out.  Here is a simplified checklist to help you get started on organizing your estate.  It’s also a good idea […]

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