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  • What Is the Importance of Registering a Michigan Trust?
    What Is the Importance of Registering a Michigan Trust?

    If you have a trust in Michigan, state law provides that you can register the trust. Registering a Michigan trust is not required (except for certain charitable trusts, as discussed below). Even for ...

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  • Should You Consider a Domestic Asset Protection Trust for Your Michigan Vacation Home?
    Should You Consider a Domestic Asset Protection Trust for Your Michigan Vacation Home?

    Many Michigan families own a cottage or cabin up north for vacations and weekend getaways as well as family retreats and reunions. Often, the property is faithfully protected as part of the family ...

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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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  • 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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  • BRMM Wins Trust Litigation Case in the Michigan Court of Appeals
    BRMM Wins Trust Litigation Case in the Michigan Court of Appeals

    BRMM attorney Andrew Mayoras recently won a probate litigation case concerning interpretation of the provisions of a trust agreement. The action arose following the death of the person who created the ...

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