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Blog Posts in 2020

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  • Why Your Coronavirus (COVID-19) Checklist Should Include Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care and Finances
    Why Your Coronavirus (COVID-19) Checklist Should Include Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care and Finances

    At BRMM, we share all the concerns of every individual, family, and business as our country faces this unprecedented time in our lives. We echo the reassurance of health care experts that we can all ...

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  • Does Your Aging Parent Have the Mental Capacity to Make a Will?
    Does Your Aging Parent Have the Mental Capacity to Make a Will?

    Michigan law requires that an individual must have “sufficient mental capacity” to make a will in order for the document to be valid. This requirement provides the basis for a court challenge to the ...

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  • New Federal SECURE Act Affects Estate Planning for IRAs & 401(k) Plans
    New Federal SECURE Act Affects Estate Planning for IRAs & 401(k) Plans

    In December 2019, the federal government enacted expansive retirement reforms and related tax law changes that went into effect on January 1, 2020. Among the complex provisions of the SECURE (Setting ...

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  • Medicaid Planning Options for Elder Married Couples Affirmed in Landmark Michigan Court Cases
    Medicaid Planning Options for Elder Married Couples Affirmed in Landmark Michigan Court Cases

    Two landmark decisions from the Michigan appellate courts provide important Medicaid planning strategies for elder married couples when one spouse needs nursing home or long-term care. These tools may ...

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  • Estate Tax and Inheritance Tax Considerations in Michigan Estate Planning
    Estate Tax and Inheritance Tax Considerations in Michigan Estate Planning

    An important concern of our estate planning clients at BRMM is how estate tax and inheritance tax affect a Michigan estate. While the response to an individual client depends on a number of factors — ...

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  • A Will Is Not an Estate Plan (Here’s Why)
    A Will Is Not an Estate Plan (Here’s Why)

    A Will is a basic part of most estate plans, but an estate plan includes much more than just a Last Will and Testament. A complete estate plan includes other essential legal documents that protect you ...

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