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Passing away without Will Estate Grand Rapids Michigan

What happens to your Estate if you die without a will?

by Molly Black, Director of Legal Services If a Michigan resident dies without a will, otherwise known as dying intestate, the intestacy laws under the Estates and Protected Individuals Code ("EPIC") dictate who will inherit the property of the decedent. This provides for an inflexible pattern of distribution which may not distribute your assets according to your wishes. The highest priority is given to their surviving spouse, followed by their descendants (children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren), parents, and...

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3 Critical Questions about Estate Planning that Every Parent Should Ask Themselves

by Samantha Sprague, Attorney CONGRATULATIONS! Becoming a parent is an amazing experience. One thing you should be accustomed to by now is asking questions. Sometimes you get a lot of ‘answers’ to questions you may not have even known to ask. Whether you're brand new to the parenting gig, or have several years under your belt, below are 3 common questions that every parent should consider. 1. What happens if I can’t make my own choices? Self-care is important,...

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Estate Planning Grand Rapids MI

If you’re looking for an estate planning attorney in Greater Grand Rapids, MI, you can contact Carrier Law. Most individuals put off estate planning since it’s not the most pleasant topic, but it’s best to take on the responsibility early in order to protect your loved ones. When you come to Carrier Law, we guide you through the process to develop the best plan for your needs and situation. Our experienced estate planning attorneys are...

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The Carrier Law Story

Every clean dish neatly stacked. Every newspaper carefully placed at the front door. David Carrier developed a work ethic early on that was about getting the job done right and quickly. “It wasn’t about making the other dishwashers look bad. It was about having a job to do and doing what it took to do it right.” At the University of Notre Dame, David found time to study, wait tables, serve drinks, deliver pizzas and train to...

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Common Problems With Do-It-Yourself Wills

Sometimes putting the wrong documents in place is actually more costly than having nothing in place at all. Download our guide on how to avoid a DIY Will and what Carrier Law can do to help. Common Problems with DIY Wills...

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Carrier Law Collecting Donations for ‘Santa for a Senior’

This holiday season marks the fifth year Carrier Law will play 'Santa for a Senior.' We are collecting personal care and cleaning products for the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program at United Methodist Community House in Grand Rapids. Donations can be dropped off at the Carrier Law Grand Rapids office, Trust Funding Center and Norton Shores office. Our Holland office is also collecting personal care and cleaning products for those less fortunate members at Evergreen Commons. Donations can...

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david carrier, david brewster and bill kozak at the meals on wheels event

Raising Money for Meals on Wheels Western Michigan

Above: David Carrier is joined by Meals on Wheels President and CEO, David Brewster and Bill Kozak. Carrier Law was proud to sponsor a table at this year's 'More than a Meal' event Thursday to help raise funds for Meals on Wheels Western Michigan. The luncheon, held at The Goei Center in Grand Rapids, provides an opportunity to learn about Meals on Wheels and how so many older adults depend on program. Learn more about the 'More...

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david carrier speaks to audience at the SKLD Luncheon

Carrier Law Continues Community Outreach with Estate Planning Presentations

On Tuesday, Oct. 9, David Carrier brought his estate planning wisdom to two gatherings in Grand Rapids and Holland. SKLD Lunch and Learn As part of SKLD's 'Fall Progressive Tour,' David spoke to a group of Seniors during a lunch and learn presentation covering important topics such as estate planning and asset protection. Habitat for Humanity On Tuesday evening, David Carrier hosted a Habitat for Humanity Lakeshore workshop at the Carrier Law Holland office. This private workshop...

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Estate Planning Documents for Each Stage of Life

Americans aren’t doing so well when it comes to estate planning. While 53 percent have a health care power of attorney, only 42 percent have a will or living trust. That means most of us are gambling with our estate. If you haven’t started estate planning, here are a few documents you should consider. Contact us today for more information!  ...

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