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  • Estate Planning, Retirement and Divorce: What You Should Know
    Estate Planning, Retirement and Divorce: What You Should Know

    Going through a divorce takes a toll under any circumstances. During the process and after the divorce is final, there are often a great number of matters that need to be addressed. Changing titles to ...

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  • Stealing from an Estate Can Lead to Double Damages Under Michigan Law
    Stealing from an Estate Can Lead to Double Damages Under Michigan Law

    What recourse do heirs, creditors and other interested parties have if they suspect that an executor or other person is mishandling assets of a probate estate or trust? Michigan law spells out their ...

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  • Lessons from Tom Clancy's Estate: The Cost of Words
    Lessons from Tom Clancy's Estate: The Cost of Words

    Author Tom Clancy amassed an $86 million fortune by spinning language into tales of conflict and intrigue, such as The Hunt for Red October . It is perhaps ironic, then, that after his death, his ...

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  • Prince Estate Faces Trouble Because No Trust or Will Exists
    Prince Estate Faces Trouble Because No Trust or Will Exists

    BRMM attorneys Danielle and Andy Mayoras recently authored an article for Forbes about what could happen to the Prince estate if the late pop icon did not leave a will or trust laying out a plan for ...

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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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  • David Bowie: Creative Estate Planning at Its Finest
    David Bowie: Creative Estate Planning at Its Finest

    BRMM’s attorneys Andy and Danielle Mayoras recently authored an article discussing David Bowie’s use of an estate planning instrument dubbed a “Bowie Bond,” a creative move that helped him ensure that ...

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