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6 Stages of Estate Planning (Or 6 Myths)

“Where there’s a will there’s a way.” – George Herbert, Jacula Prudentusm (1640).Most people believe estate planning is important, but less than half have made any plans. In my experience with myself, and with friends and family, the road to good estate planning follows similar...

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Health Care documents: what do you need?

A health care crisis can arise in an instant – even for the healthiest person – so every estate plan should have a health care component. This provides the powers and instructions to your loved ones and doctors to carry out your wishes should you...

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How to Avoid Estate Planning Fraud

Estate planning fraud has become an increasingly common problem in recent decades, especially for the elderly. Fortunately, fraud can be detected at an early stage through careful planning and taking precautions, so if you are concerned that an elderly relative is being taken advantage of,...

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

by Molly Black, Director of Legal ServicesIf 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...

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