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What Does It Cost to Settle an Estate?

Do you want your loved ones to receive assets quickly and clearly from your estate? If so, as most people do, you need estate planning to make that happen. Some advanced preparation with estate planning can go a long way towards accomplishing this goal. ...

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Create an Instruction Manual for Your Estate

If you've put off the process of estate planning because it feels overwhelming, or because it feels irrelevant to you, think of estate planning like the instruction manual you pass on to your loved ones to assist with the disposal of your assets. Just lik ...

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How Can UTMA/UGMA Accounts Be Used For Gifting?

One of the simplest methods of gifting future generations is to establish a custodial account under your state's version of the Uniform Gift to Minors Act or the Uniform Transfer to Minors Act. The primary purpose of these accounts is to allow gifts to be ...

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How To Designate Your Life Insurance Beneficiary

Is life insurance part of your estate plan? If not, you might want to consider this additional form of protection and coverage. Your estate planning attorney can help you determine where this fits into your overall Michigan estate plan. After you have se ...

More People Focused On Financial And Estate Planning

The pandemic has been a whirlwind and a wakeup call for many people who did not have appropriate financial plans or estate plans in place. Many financial advisors and estate planning attorneys have seen a dramatic increase in the number of people seeking ...