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Family Trust

Does Your Trust Really Work?

Have Your Family Trust Reviewed By An Expert Why not have your family trust reviewed by a highly trained, expert trust attorney free of charge? Over 300 families meet with our attorneys every year to go over what they already have in place and consider making updates.  Some families have questions about their existing Trust documents. Recently a married couple came in for their free trust review.  Mom and Dad made a will and revocable trust...

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Grand Rapids chef Jenna Arcidiacono

Chef’s Specialty Event

We are a proud sponsor of this event supporting Meals On Wheels Western Michigan. Chef’s Specialty is one of Meals on Wheels Western Michigan’s signature events. This evening event is a time for our closest supporters and new friends to come together in a fun atmosphere to support seniors living healthy and independently in their own homes. This event has over 250 attendees and offers a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, a cooking demonstration from...

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table of merchandise at a night of shopping at the law offices of david carrier

Join Us for “A Night of Shopping” Benefiting The Walk To End Alzheimer’s

The Law Offices of David L. Carrier are hosting 'A Night of Shopping' open house to raise funds for The Walk to End Alzheimer's. Join the community and shop to your hearts content. This event is free to attend. 10% of all purchases go directly to support the Alzheimer’s Association. Invite your friends, family, neighbors! Find these and other outstanding direct selling retailers. Premier Designs Inc. Style Dots Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski Tupperware LulaRoe Thirty-One Mary Kay ...

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TCJA Effects on Estate Planning

What Does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 Mean for My Estate Plan?

What Does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 Mean for My Estate Plan? from The Law Offices of David L. Carrier The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) is understandably a mixed bag for many people. If you utilize a pass through LLC you may have received a tax cut, but you may have also lost some deductions and credits along the way. TCJA’s effects are likely different...

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Gift Planning in Older Age

Gift Planning for Every Age

Gift Planning for Every Age from The Law Offices of David L. Carrier Gift planning – also called “planned giving” – is a great way for individuals to schedule future financial gifts for their loved ones, nonprofits, educational institutions and other organizations. While many give for emotional reasons, gift planning can also provide the giver with financial benefits such as reduced tax rates and a guaranteed source of income. No matter where you...

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The Importance of Trust Reviews

As part of our practice at the Law Offices of David L. Carrier, PC, I meet with over 300 families every year for a “Trust Review”. This includes our past clients that have questions about their Trust documents. Sometimes they need a refresher of how the Trust works or want to make specific changes. I also meet with clients that have a trust drafted by another law firm and they sometimes want a second opinion or have questions how...

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david carrier with christmas guests

Carrier’s Cavalry Celebrate Christmas

The team at the Law Offices of David L. Carrier celebrated a year of growth and achievement at their annual Christmas Party. Over 50 team members enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Thousand Oaks Country Club. The event was capped off with a Yankee Swap gift exchange. ...

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Responsibilities of an Executor

Responsibilities of an Executor from The Law Offices of David L. Carrier Every estate, whether through a will or a trust, needs an executor or estate administrator to handle the execution of a will or the disbursement of a trust. The job is more complicated than it may initially sound, as there are a lot of loose ends that must be tied up after someone’s passing. The Basic Responsibilities of an Executor Essentially,...

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