In an effort to protect the health of our clients, employees, and communities from potential impacts of COVID-19, we are holding virtual meetings (via telephone) as an alternative to traditional face-to-face meetings. The quarantine does not need to stop you from getting the legal help you need and we are available to help entirely virtually! Feel free to reach out for a Free Virtual Consultation.

In order to express our gratitude and appreciation to all of the healthcare workers and first responders helping our communities, we want to extend a discount to each of them and their families on any estate planning services to help them protect and care for their own loved ones.

    • How Does Your Estate Plan Change As You Age?

      When you create an estate plan, you have a tremendous sense of accomplishment. To maintain the positive effects of your plan, you should review the documents in your estate plan periodically to ensure ...

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    • What To Do If a Caregiver Takes Advantage of Your Aging Parent

      Elders often are emotionally and physically vulnerable to pressure from caregivers. If you suspect that a caregiver is taking advantage of your aging parent, the most important thing to remember is ...

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    • Why Do You Need Durable Powers of Attorney in Your Estate Plan?

      When you think about estate planning, durable powers of attorney (DPOAs) probably are not the first documents that come to mind. Yet, they are an extremely important part of every estate plan. Your ...

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    • How Does Your Estate Plan Change As You Age?

      When you create an estate plan, you have a tremendous sense of accomplishment. To maintain the positive effects of your plan, you should review the documents in your estate plan periodically to ensure ...

      Read More
    • What To Do If a Caregiver Takes Advantage of Your Aging Parent

      Elders often are emotionally and physically vulnerable to pressure from caregivers. If you suspect that a caregiver is taking advantage of your aging parent, the most important thing to remember is ...

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    • Should You Include a Living Trust in Your Estate Plan?

      How can you determine whether you should include a living trust in your estate plan? The only way to know for certain is to talk with an experienced estate planning attorney. But before you talk with ...

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    • Does an Executor or Trustee Have a Duty to Maintain Confidentiality?

      The process of administering an estate after someone dies involves a lot of different responsibilities. The duties include collecting assets, paying debts and satisfying obligations, and distributing ...

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    • What To Do If a Caregiver Takes Advantage of Your Aging Parent

      Elders often are emotionally and physically vulnerable to pressure from caregivers. If you suspect that a caregiver is taking advantage of your aging parent, the most important thing to remember is ...

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    • Why Do You Need Durable Powers of Attorney in Your Estate Plan?

      When you think about estate planning, durable powers of attorney (DPOAs) probably are not the first documents that come to mind. Yet, they are an extremely important part of every estate plan. Your ...

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    • Michigan Guardianship Visitation Law Authorizes Court Appointment of Limited Guardians

      Due in part to publicity sparked by efforts by the children of American Top 40 DJ Casey Kasem, who waged a public battle for visitation with their incapacitated father, many states have adopted new ...

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    • What To Do If a Caregiver Takes Advantage of Your Aging Parent

      Elders often are emotionally and physically vulnerable to pressure from caregivers. If you suspect that a caregiver is taking advantage of your aging parent, the most important thing to remember is ...

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    • Can You Probate a Copy of a Will in Michigan?

      When a family addresses probating the estate of a deceased loved one, a common concern is what happens if the family cannot locate the original Last Will and Testament. A frequent question is whether ...

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    • Michigan Guardianship Visitation Law Authorizes Court Appointment of Limited Guardians

      Due in part to publicity sparked by efforts by the children of American Top 40 DJ Casey Kasem, who waged a public battle for visitation with their incapacitated father, many states have adopted new ...

      Read More
    • Why Do You Need Durable Powers of Attorney in Your Estate Plan?

      When you think about estate planning, durable powers of attorney (DPOAs) probably are not the first documents that come to mind. Yet, they are an extremely important part of every estate plan. Your ...

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    • 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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    • Challenging a Patient Advocate Designation / Healthcare Durable Power of Attorney

      When an individual signs a legally valid patient advocate designation , the document gives another person the authority to make healthcare decisions for the individual who signed should he or she ...

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    • Why Do You Need Durable Powers of Attorney in Your Estate Plan?

      When you think about estate planning, durable powers of attorney (DPOAs) probably are not the first documents that come to mind. Yet, they are an extremely important part of every estate plan. Your ...

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    • What Happens If Family Members Disagree About Care of an Elder Parent?

      Aging parents often need help with personal care, health concerns, and financial decisions. They may even lose the mental capacity to make decisions and care for themselves. If an elderly parent has ...

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    • 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 ...

      Read More
    • Can You Probate a Copy of a Will in Michigan?

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    • Danielle and Andy's TV Show: "Fortune Fights"

      We are so proud of our shareholders, Danielle Mayoras and Andy Mayoras, who host a new TV show called “Fortune Fights” airing on the REELZ Channel. The duo has been receiving some wonderful media ...

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    • BRMM Wins Significant Elder Law Case in Michigan Court of Appeals

      BRMM attorneys Don Rosenberg and Scott Robbins recently won an important elder law case in the Michigan Court of Appeals. In rendering the decision, the Court of Appeals recognized that the case was ...

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    • Delays in Social Security Disability Cases at Record Highs

      Summary The Social Security Administration faces a record – and rapidly growing – backlog of appeals by people who claim they are too disabled to work. Through June, it had just over 745,000 cases ...

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    • Marriage and Social Security Benefits

      Millions of couples blissfully say “I do” each year with perhaps only a fleeting thought of eventually retiring with their beloved. But married couples should pause to consider the array of Social ...

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    • Hidden Social Security Option

      Did you elect to take Social Security benefits before your full retirement age? If you did and are now looking for extra income, there may be an answer. Once you reach full retirement age, you can pay ...

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    • Estate Planning For a Child With Special Needs

      If your child or grandchild has special needs, one of your greatest concerns is ensuring that the child receives essential care and support throughout their life. While your inclination may be to give ...

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    • Bill Signed Removing 'Mentally Retarded' From Federal Laws

      President Obama has signed into law a bill eliminating use of the phrase “mentally retarded” from all federal law. The the law is named Rosa’s Law after the Maryland 8-year-old with Down syndrome ...

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    • Autism Awareness Month: A Call to Compassion

      April is Autism Awareness month, and a perfect time to teach your children about compassion in the classroom. Compassion and autism: How your child can change the world of school for an autistic ...

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  • Tax
    • 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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    • Federal Estate Tax and Gift Tax Changes in the Tax Cut and Jobs Act Provide New Opportunities for Tax Savings

      Most of the changes in the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, which became effective on January 1, 2018, relate to income taxes. However, the law includes important and significant changes that affect federal ...

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    • Congress Closes Kiddie Tax Loophole

      Sometimes the best-laid plans go awry – and this time, you can blame Congress. If part of your tax planning included giving appreciated stocks, mutual funds or other assets to your teen or college ...

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    • 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 ...

      Read More
    • Danielle and Andy's TV Show: "Fortune Fights"

      We are so proud of our shareholders, Danielle Mayoras and Andy Mayoras, who host a new TV show called “Fortune Fights” airing on the REELZ Channel. The duo has been receiving some wonderful media ...

      Read More
    • BRMM Wins Significant Elder Law Case in Michigan Court of Appeals

      BRMM attorneys Don Rosenberg and Scott Robbins recently won an important elder law case in the Michigan Court of Appeals. In rendering the decision, the Court of Appeals recognized that the case was ...

      Read More
    • Should You Include a Living Trust in Your Estate Plan?

      How can you determine whether you should include a living trust in your estate plan? The only way to know for certain is to talk with an experienced estate planning attorney. But before you talk with ...

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    • What Is the Role of a Trust in an Estate Plan?

      For many individuals, creating an estate plan that includes a trust is the best way to accomplish their goals during life and after death. But many people hesitate to consider a trust, because they do ...

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    • How Do You Remove a Trustee in Michigan?

      Many individuals have a trust as part of their estate plan. Every trust includes a designated trustee, who manages the trust and distributes the trust property to the beneficiaries. But what happens ...

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    • Urgent Bulletin: New Regulations for VA Pension and Other Needs Based Benefits Effective October 18, 2018

      The VA is implementing a 36 month look-back with a penalty period not to exceed five (5) years for those applicants who transfer assets during this look-back period. Such transfers may include the ...

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    • Urgent Bulletin: New Regulations for VA Pension and Other Needs Based Benefits Effective October 18, 2018

      The VA is implementing a 36 month look-back with a penalty period not to exceed five (5) years for those applicants who transfer assets during this look-back period. Such transfers may include the ...

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    • What Medical and Pension Benefits Are Available to Veterans?

      Veterans, as well as spouses and dependents, may be eligible for a variety of medical and pension benefits. If you or a loved one is a veteran, it is important to be aware of these benefits and know ...

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    • Veterans Assistance Update

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    • Can You Probate a Copy of a Will in Michigan?

      When a family addresses probating the estate of a deceased loved one, a common concern is what happens if the family cannot locate the original Last Will and Testament. A frequent question is whether ...

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    • 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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    • What Happens When The Family Can't Get Along?

      Dealing with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or another condition causing loss of competence is difficult enough. The problem becomes even more troublesome when the condition acts as a ...

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