5 Signs Your Aging Parent May Need Care

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Having a peace of mind when it comes to your aging parents is something that might be hard to accomplish, but we’re here to help . If you notice any of these warning signs from aging family members , give us a call. A proactive conversation about paying for care could save hours and dollars…

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Michael Jackson and the Importance of Funding Your Trust

Trust. Will. Estate Plan. These are terms you have likely heard but may not have clarity on what exactly they do or what legal tool you need. This is common. Our clients come to us knowing they want to protect their children, but unsure of what next steps to take.  Let’s look at Michael Jackson…

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Protecting Your Children’s Inheritance From Divorce

We all hope our children will grow up, meet someone special, and that individual will be a part of the family forever. But as we all know, marriages can end and sometimes they end badly. As much as we may want to, we CANNOT spare our children the pain inflicted when a marriage ends. But…

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It’s Time To Talk To Your Parent About Aging

There is one certainty in life that none of us can escape: we will all die someday. The hope is this will occur when we’re old, slipping peacefully away in our sleep, but inevitably, it is guaranteed to happen to each of us. Unfortunately, too many of us pass away without leaving a proper plan…

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The Family Cottage

Ahh, the family cottage. A little slice of heaven on earth providing nothing but rest and relaxation, right? Hopefully! But the truth is a number of issues may be hiding just off the dock. With proper planning though, these issues can be avoided and dealt with without ruining Thanksgiving. Two common issues that require understanding…

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The Real Cost To Your Family When You Don’t Plan For Incapacity

When you hear the words estate planning, you may automatically think about establishing documents to ensure the right people inherit your stuff when you die. And you are not wrong- putting a proper plan in place to protect and pass on your wealth and other assets is a fundamental part of the planning equation. But…

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What Exactly IS Probate?

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Ah, that forever-fretted term, Probate! Does it give you the heebie-jeebies? It really shouldn’t. In short, Probate is the process used to transfer assets of someone who is deceased to their heirs or other designated persons, charities, etc. During your lifetime, you are free to transfer your assets as you choose simply by gifting or…

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Family Cottages

Take good care of your unique asset. A family cottage is special and is worth putting the proper plan in place with your local Alles Law real estate law attorney. In this short video Alles Law attorney Jordan Bush explains what you need to know about family cottages & the law in Michigan.

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