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What you need to compliment your will


Originally posted on 02/08/2017

A document reading living trust and estate planning sits on an attorney's desk next to a gavel.Making end-of-life plans usually end with a will, but they shouldn't.

Some believe that simply having a will is enough. However, this post will briefly explain how having other estate planning documents in addition to a will can help in making things easier when it comes to transferring money, assets, and property. Keep reading to learn more about your estate planning options.

A Durable Power of Attorney

This document enables someone you trust to make financial and legal decisions on your behalf in the event you are incapacitated. Indeed, things are different when you pass away; but before that, it is helpful to have a power of attorney to ensure that your affairs are properly handled. 

A Healthcare Directive

While a power of attorney applies to legal and financial decisions, a health care directive allows someone you trust to make health care decisions on your behalf. A health care directive is critical when you have family members who may have decision-making power, but do not know how to communicate effectively.

Partner with an Experienced Estate Planning Attorney Who Knows What Your Will Needs

So as you embrace a new way of living to lose weight, you should not lose sight of ways to ensure that your estate is secure. Bring your estate planning questions to an experienced attorney.

Basic responsibilities of an executor

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College students and estate planning

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Three reasons to put a power of attorney in place

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How to approach parents about estate planning

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PROBATE 44: Petition for Mental Health Treatment

Michigan’s Mental Health Code governs the civil admission and discharge procedures for a person with a mental illness. Specifically, MCL 330.1434 sets forth the procedure and content requirements for a petition for mental health treatment.

Should you get your criminal record expunged?

Originally posted on 04/12/2017 If you have been convicted of a crime, have served your sentence, and have followed all court recommendations, you should be able to put your past behind you and move on with life. Moving forward is critical...

Choosing the right executor for an estate

Originally posted on 05/28/2017 When people are thinking about planning their estate, they often think about trying to minimize the estate tax, keeping their will updated, and keeping items out of probate court; however, there is another...

Understanding how the Miranda warning works

Originally posted on 11/25/2016 Michigan residents who have seen television police shows or movies involving law enforcement have no doubt watched many dramatic scenes with officers quoting something to the effect of, "You have the...

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