Blog Posts in June, 2017

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  • Two Legal Papers You Shouldn't Live Without
    Two Legal Papers You Shouldn't Live Without

    You may not need a trust, an elaborate estate plan or even a will. But unless you want a stranger making important decisions for you and your family, there are some things you do need. Most Americans ...

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  • BRMM Wins Michigan Appellate Case on Beneficiary Designation and Attorney Fee Provisions in Divorce Judgment
    BRMM Wins Michigan Appellate Case on Beneficiary Designation and Attorney Fee Provisions in Divorce Judgment

    BRMM attorney Jonathan M. Colman wins a probate litigation case about whether or not an ex-wife could retain 401-K proceeds she had given up claim to in a divorce decree. The catch is that the ...

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  • Can a Lost or Accidentally Destroyed Will Be Valid? Last Will and TestamentTo probate a Last Will and Testament in Michigan, as in other states, the original will has to be presented. What happens if the original will cannot be found after someone dies? In
    Can a Lost or Accidentally Destroyed Will Be Valid? Last Will and TestamentTo probate a Last Will and Testament in Michigan, as in other states, the original will has to be presented. What happens if the original will cannot be found after someone dies? In

    To probate a Last Will and Testament in Michigan, as in other states, the original will has to be presented. What happens if the original will cannot be found after someone dies? In some cases, the ...

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  • Baby Boomers Lose Savings Paying for Parents' Care
    Baby Boomers Lose Savings Paying for Parents' Care

    According to a recent study by the AARP, most Americans believe that Medicare will pay for their parents’ long-term care. This is simply not true. Medicare only covers acute episodes such as heart ...

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  • Are Revocable Living Trusts Only for Rich People?
    Are Revocable Living Trusts Only for Rich People?

    No! Revocable living trusts are for anyone who wants to plan their estate ahead with efficiency and accuracy in mind. You should think about planning your estate not in terms of who an instrument ...

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