Are your estate planning documents protecting your assets?
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
You may have heard a lot about powers of attorney, but you may be confused about whether you need one. Here are some frequently asked questions about these important documents....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
In This Presentation:
1. Why were changes needed?
2. How are things changing?
3. The process of change
4. Amendments in place now
5. What is still to change?
- 2nd Draft Amendment
- 3rd Draft...more
Originally published in Private Client Multi-Jurisdictional Guide 2012/13.
In This Issue:
Taxation; Wills and Estate Administration; Succession Regimes; Intestacy; Trusts; Ownership and Familial Relationships;...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
A Healthcare Power of Attorney is meant to be in place to allow you to make healthcare decisions for yourself when you are no longer able to speak for yourself. You are considered to be legally incapacitated when you can no...more
A Living Will and Healthcare Power are the most important estate planning documents that you can make. This is for the simple fact that they affect you and have huge ramifications for you while you are still alive. The...more
Shannon Price, the ex-wife of the late actor Gary Coleman, is not entitled to any of his estate, a Utah judge ruled on Monday.
Fourth District Judge James R. Taylor instead ruled in favor of Anna Gray, who worked as...more
Q&A on Estate Planning, Probate, and Business Formations...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
E355 December 8, 2010
1. Holiday Gift Idea! ........Gift Certificates for Wills or Power of Attorney
2. Gifts to friends, neighbors and clients:
3. GARAGE RENTAL SPACE AVAILABLE
4. Freezing Cold Hash Run January 8, 2011-...more
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