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Can't Find Your Original Will? Don't Panic.

posted on April 03, 2019 by Willingham & Cote

Torree J. Breen, Estate & Gifts

People spend thousands of dollars to draft wills and/or trusts to identify their intentions upon death; however, sometimes it is not made clear where ...

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What is a Health Power of Attorney?

posted on March 27, 2019 by Willingham & Cote

Torree J. Breen, Estate & Gifts

  A health durable power of attorney is granted by a legal document providing written authorization for an agent to make decisions on behalf o...

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What Is A Guardian?

posted on March 15, 2019 by Willingham & Cote

Torree J. Breen, Estate & Gifts

                        Michigan has laws to allow per...

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Should You Contribute to 529 Plans for Estate Planning?

posted on February 20, 2019 by Willingham & Cote

Torree J. Breen, Estate & Gifts

  Do you have assets in excess of $11 million per single person or $22 million per couple and wish to avoid estate taxes?  Do you ha...

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Federal Employees Without Pay: What Do I Do Now?

posted on January 22, 2019 by Willingham & Cote

Estate & Gifts, Divorce & Family Law, Scott Breen, Real Estate, Corporate & Business Law

For approximately 380,000 federal employees on furlough and another 420,000 working without pay, many people may be asking how they can protect themse...

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ADVENTURES IN TRAVELLING ABROAD: PACK PEACE OF MIND

posted on June 07, 2018 by Willingham & Cote

Estate & Gifts, Heather Gilkey

  In response to the ever-increasing globalization of our workforce, part of a well-rounded education often includes international travel. Whe...

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Dorm Fridge, Laundry Bag, and Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare

posted on June 15, 2017 by

Estate & Gifts, Divorce & Family Law, Heather Gilkey

  Congratulations to our 2017 High School graduates! Before your child goes off to college or out into the world – you might be making s...

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Accessing Medical Records for Others: It's Not As Simple As You Think

posted on February 16, 2017 by Willingham & Cote

Lee B. Reimann, Estate & Gifts

It was a lovely fall day, the kind that reminds one why we live in Michigan.  My husband agreed to pick up x-rays for me at Sparrow Hospital in L...

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Merry Christmas Dad… Here’s Your Medical Information Binder!

posted on January 17, 2017 by Willingham & Cote

Estate & Gifts, Heather Gilkey

  This past year for Christmas, I gave my father a “Medical Information Binder.” It was not his favorite gift, but it wa...

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Fact vs Fiction: Who Is Really In Charge of Your Funeral Planning?

posted on October 15, 2016 by Willingham & Cote

Lee B. Reimann, Estate & Gifts

What Is a Funeral Representative and Do You Need One? I love to read spy novels, and while I can suspend my disbelief at most of the hero or heroin...

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A Funeral for Fido: Planning for the Care of Your Pet Upon Incapacity or Death

posted on September 08, 2016 by

Estate & Gifts, Divorce & Family Law, Heather Gilkey

If you are anything like me, your pets are much more than personal property. They are your “fur babies.” The responsible pet owner ca...

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The Death of a Loved One: Importance of Checking Your Insurance Policy (Part 2)

posted on June 21, 2016 by Willingham & Cote

Lee B. Reimann, Estate & Gifts, Divorce & Family Law, Insurance Law, John Yeager

Automobile Insurance Policies   This blog is a follow up to our initial article on homeowner's insurance and the death of a l...

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Your Aging Parents: There’s No App for That But There Is Help!

posted on April 25, 2016 by Willingham & Cote

Lee B. Reimann, Estate & Gifts, Divorce & Family Law

Your Aging Parents:  There’s No App for That But There Is Help! Looking for a nearby coffee shop?  Yelp it.    Can’t find that address?  Google it. However, as your parents age, ther...

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It’s Tax Time: Check Your Tax Statements

posted on February 09, 2016 by Lee B. Reimann

Lee B. Reimann, Estate & Gifts

This is the time of year when people receive information about their assets and investments in the mail.  It is critical you view these documents...

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How to Discuss Your Medical Care Desires With Your Patient Advocate

posted on November 16, 2015 by SuperUser Account

Lee B. Reimann, Estate & Gifts

The article in our last Newsletter “Don’t Inadvertently Choose Death,” relayed a true and scary story regarding the importance of ha...

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