Estate Planning is a process where individuals prepare or plan for the settlement of their personal affairs in the event of incapacitation or death. Estate plans typically include provisions relating to the... more +
Estate Planning is a process where individuals prepare or plan for the settlement of their personal affairs in the event of incapacitation or death. Estate plans typically include provisions relating to the disposition of assets, guardianship of minor children, and appointment of representatives to make medical and financial decisions. Effective estate planning can decrease tax liability and facilitate the probate process.
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Estate planning may sound like something you don’t need to think about until you are approaching later stages of your life, or something only the top 1% need to take care of. This is a serious — and common — mistake....more
If you are newly divorced, you’re probably overwhelmed with all of the changes going on in your life. Step back, take a deep breath, and develop a plan to secure your future....more
When most people think of estate planning, they think of drafting a will or trust to say what happens to property after death. Arguably more important is what happens when you are alive but unable to make decisions following...more
Federal, estate and gift tax laws may affect your estate planning documents. Do your documents protect assets for your loved ones?...more
With the introduction of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (Act), the world of estate planning has been injected with a dose of certainty after more than 10 years of uncertainty as to federal estate, gift and...more
Congress was not the only busy legislative body in December. Our state legislature also passed, and the Governor signed, several important bills which affect estate planning for Michigan residents. We found the following to...more
Your spouse or partner has just passed away. Coping with the loss of your loved one will be difficult. It is important that you allow yourself time to grieve.
As soon as you’re able, it is also vitally important to...more
Estate planning is just for old people, right?
Not necessarily, An article in Forbes magazine says that way too many people of all ages and various situations not only don’t have an estate plan, but they may not even have...more
You may think that an adequate estate plan consists of a will or living trust coupled with a durable power of attorney and a healthcare power of attorney and living will. There is now an additional estate planning document...more
ESTATE PLANNING FOR GAY AND LESBIAN COUPLES WHO HAVE NOT ENTERED INTO A CIVIL UNION OR REGISTERED AS DOMESTIC PARTNERS
"SAVE MONEY AND PROVIDE FOR YOUR LOVED ONES "
By Kenneth A. Vercammen
As average Americans, we...more
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