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December 2017 Archives

Prenups can't touch 3 key areas

Prenuptial agreements can do a lot. They can protect a business, for instance, by showing that the spouse has no claim to the company or its earnings. They can protect assets that were brought into the marriage or future earnings. They can help sort out commingled assets that are otherwise hard to divide because it's tough to prove who owned what.

Does a relative need a guardianship or a conservatorship?

Michigan residents who are taking care of an elderly parent or other relative may at some point need some legal documentation in order to continue meeting their loved ones' needs. Usually what is required is either a guardianship or a conservatorship, and sometimes a hybrid of both will best serve your purposes.

Protect your future by avoiding estate planning pitfalls

Estate planning is a crucial step for everyone, even for Michigan residents who do not consider themselves wealthy. This process can allow you to decide what will happen to your hard-earned money and assets after you pass away as well as lay the groundwork to protect your loved ones in the future.

Don't approach home buying without professional legal guidance

Real estate contracts, like all contacts, arrange the terms by which two or more parties arrive at a deal. Because real estate is such a complex asset with many features that may raise issues, the contracts that address real estate transactions are rarely simple, and for good reason.