Legal Articles, Estate

A Change in the Law: Funeral Representatives

As of June 27, 2016, Michigan law allows you to formally identify a Funeral Representative who has the authority to make your final arrangements regarding your funeral, memorial service, cremation and/or burial.

Refunds for Booked Travel in the Event of Death

We previously wrote about the opportunity to pass unused reward miles or points to loved ones in the event of death, but what happens when someone passes away with travel that is already booked?

Choosing a Guardian and Conservator for Your Minor Children

For parents of minor children, there is perhaps no more important decision in estate planning than deciding who will care for your children if both you and your spouse were to die or become incapacitated.

Biggest Estate Planning Mistake

Don't end up like Prince! Did you know that 55% of Americans die without a will?

Seven Steps To Your Estate Plan

This blog post from my website, discusses the basic steps everyone should take when creating their estate plan.

Who Needs an Estate Plan?

This blog post from my website,, addresses a question that I get asked all the time: do I need an estate plan? The short answer is, "yes!"

Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills, Probate


Advice for Purchasing a Home and Other Real Estate

This article is designed to help non-lawyers understand how to have the best experience as a real estate purchaser, owner, seller and investor.

The Use of Living Trusts in Illinois Estate Planning

The Use of Living Trusts in Illinois Estate Planning

Virtual Assets and Real Advice - Clients Need Candid Advice Regarding their Digital Assets (10 of 10)

More and more people are storing photos, personal correspondence, private information and even valuable assets online. Lawyers need to guide their clients with care in this ever changing world of digital estate planning.

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