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November 10, 2016

Michigan is one of the growing number of states that recognize the use of a lady bird deed (also known as an enhanced life estate deed). It is a great estate planning tool for transferring real estate upon death, as it is simple and inexpensive.

A lady bird deed transfe...

November 1, 2016

If you own a small business in Michigan don't forget to file an affidavit by February 10, 2017.

Starting in 2014, Michigan law has provided for a small business exemption for personal property taxes. Under this law (MCL 211.9f),  a taxpayer can claim an exemption if the...

September 26, 2016

We’ve had clients ask us this question over and over again.  Well, first and foremost a properly created Trust can avoid probate, while a Will may not be able to do so.  If a trust has been legally created and if assets have been properly transferred into the trust, th...

September 19, 2016

In our last article, we covered the first decisions new business owners need to make when  starting a business in Michigan. Another important decision facing new business owners is financing options - equity or owner capital vs. debt or borrowed capital.  While equity...

September 14, 2016

You've got a great idea for a new business and you're ready to hit the ground running. But first, you need to consider all the legal steps necessary to make your business legit.

The first step is deciding which form of business entity to use.  This will involve both leg...

August 8, 2016

HIPAA, known formally as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, was enacted to protect your medical information so that only you and your healthcare providers would have access to it.  Healthcare providers who fail to follow the Act face stiff financi...

August 1, 2016

Here's a scenario for you:  You have sustained serious injuries to the point that you are physically or mentally incapacitated.  Who will speak on your behalf regarding medical decisions?  Who will make financial decisions on your behalf?  While thinking of these thing...

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