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March 2018 Archives

Alternatives exist if you're struggling to pay your mortgage

There are a number of different reasons people fall behind in making monthly mortgage payments. You may lose your job or have your hours reduced. You might become ill and be without disability insurance. Or perhaps your spouse, who's responsible for paying the mortgage, becomes incapacitated.

What is the probate process and how does it work?

When someone dies, their will has to be authenticated before any distributions to beneficiaries can be made. This probate process is presided over by a judge. He or she ensures that necessary steps are taken in settling an estate through probate and that, if no will exists, state intestate succession laws are upheld.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and your ability to work

Michigan readers know there are various medical conditions that could prevent them from working and holding gainful employment. In many cases, individuals who are unable to work because of a medical condition could be eligible for certain types of support through the Social Security Administration.

Young or old, rich or poor: Why everyone needs a will

When it comes to wills, there are two common misconceptions about them. One is that many think that they're only important for older people or the rich and famous to have. Another is that you write it once and you never need to look at it again. Neither one of these is correct though.