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We have spoken at hundreds of events over the years about Michigan Estate Planning, Elder Law and other senior issues.  Whether we are talking to seniors, business organizations, government offices or other groups, there is one common comment we get:  “We understand you.  You actually speak in plain English, not like most lawyers”.  We have… Read More »

No Uncapping of Taxes for Transfers by Michigan Lady Bird Deed

There has been lots of talk in the legal community about “uncapping” of real estate taxes.  What is uncapping?  Generally, whenever there is a “transfer of ownership” of real estate, the taxable value of that property “uncaps” in the year following the transfer to 50% of the property’s true cash value.  In many cases, especially… Read More »

Do You Need a Brighton Probate Attorney?

In the state of Michigan, it’s not legally required for you to hire a probate lawyer after the passing of a loved one, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good idea.  For one thing, a Brighton probate attorney will have a lot of insight into the process, which is something most folks just don’t… Read More »

Livingston County Probate Lawyers Don’t Like Surprises

Sure, the typical probate lawyer in Livingston County might like a surprise birthday party or an unexpected bit of good news, but when it comes to probate, the fewer surprises, the better.  One of the main purposes of estate planning, after all, is to detail how an individual would like for things to proceed after… Read More »