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Estate Plans Aren’t Just for Your Grandpa

2019-08-28T13:51:49-04:00February 6th, 2019|

By Attorney Joe Gonzalez What do Aretha Franklin, Prince, Michael Jackson, and Tupac Shakur all have in common? Yes, they’re all musical and cultural icons, but beyond the obvious, the one common thread shared by these artists is that they all passed away without having Estate Plans! They’re not alone either—in fact, an estimated [...]

Ancillary Probate

2019-11-07T14:34:57-05:00May 11th, 2018|

All About Ancillary Probate & How to Avoid it The change of season signals the use of vacation homes. In the winter, it is the snowbirds leaving the north for Florida and all points south for a reprieve from the cold. In the summer, the Friday afternoon highways are filled with cars as people [...]

The Lady Bird Deed

2019-08-24T09:18:26-04:00May 2nd, 2018|

What Every Property Owner Should Know The Lady Bird Deed is a very useful estate planning tool that every property owner in Michigan should know about. Many people believe that creating a will, either with an attorney or through some online form ordered from a late-night TV commercial, that they have successfully avoided probate. [...]