Do I Need A Trust?

I am usually asked this question when consulting with a new client regarding estate planning. In true, classic attorney fashion, the answer is, “it depends.” It depends on an individual’s specific situation, family makeup, assets, and goals. Ho… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning, Probate

Michigan Legislature Abolishes Dower

The Michigan legislature recently passed a package of bills abolishing Michigan dower. Effective 90 days from the date the bills are signed by the governor, dower will no longer exist in Michigan. Governor Snyder signed the bills on January 6, 2017,… Read More
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Categories: Probate, Real Estate

Failure to Change Deceased Insurance Policy Holder Can Void Coverage

In a recent opinion of the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Court held that the failure to change the named insured on a homeowners’ policy voided coverage. In 2002, Robert McGowan, Sr., purchased a homeowners policy on his cottage with himself as th… Read More
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