Blog Posts in January, 2018

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  • Removal of a Trustee in Michigan: The Rules Are Clear
    Removal of a Trustee in Michigan: The Rules Are Clear

    When a trust fund is created, the trust documents name a trustee to administer the trust. Depending on the type of trust, the trustee’s responsibilities may begin immediately, or they may begin on the ...

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  • What's in Your Parent's Wallet? (And What That Means for You)
    What's in Your Parent's Wallet? (And What That Means for You)

    Taking stock of your elderly parent’s financial situation usually requires initiating a potentially uncomfortable discussion–money matters are a touchy subject, especially when family comes into play. ...

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  • Important Tips: Why and How to Fund a Trust
    Important Tips: Why and How to Fund a Trust

    Trusts are a valuable tool in estate planning. A properly-crafted trust can save substantially on taxes, avoid having your estate probated and supervised by a court after your death, and make sure ...

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  • Challenges Involving Joint Assets, Wills and Trusts
    Challenges Involving Joint Assets, Wills and Trusts

    This is the last in the series of articles on “When the Family Cannot Get Along” by Andrew Mayoras, Partner, Barron, Rosenberg, Mayoras & Mayoras, and The Center for Probate Litigation Last week’s ...

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  • What to Expect at a Michigan Guardianship Hearing
    What to Expect at a Michigan Guardianship Hearing

    If your elder family member or loved one is having difficulty taking care of himself or herself, you may consider seeking appointment of a guardian. In a Michigan guardianship proceeding, the probate ...

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