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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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Grandparenting Time and Divorce

posted on April 11, 2017 by Willingham & Cote

Torree J. Breen, Divorce & Family Law

If you are a grandparent and your son or daughter is going through a divorce or separation, as a parent, you are probably wondering how their divorce/...

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Beyond The Dress: Thinking Through the Financials

posted on January 27, 2017 by Willingham & Cote

Torree J. Breen, Divorce & Family Law

YOU WENT TO THE BRIDAL SHOW. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT THE BEAU.  BUT DO YOU HAVE THE RIGHT FINANCIAL PLAN?   You have likely traveled...

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How Is Property Divided When You Get Divorced?

posted on January 20, 2017 by Willingham & Cote

Torree J. Breen, Divorce & Family Law

Michigan is a no-fault divorce state, which means if one person wants a divorce,  the court will grant a divorce without any need for a showing o...

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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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A Better Divorce Process: It Is Possible

posted on July 12, 2016 by Torree J. Breen

Torree J. Breen, Divorce & Family Law

  So either you or your spouse has decided to obtain a divorce. What important issues should you consider before filing for div...

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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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How to File a Divorce (Without Minor Children)

posted on December 16, 2015 by SuperUser Account

Torree J. Breen, Divorce & Family Law

According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, there were 133,475 divorces between 2010 and 2013. This is an average of 33,369 div...

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Supreme Court Affirms the Right for Same Sex Couples to Marry - Legally, Now What?

posted on June 26, 2015 by Lee B. Reimann

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

What Might This Mean For You Legally? In light of the recent Obergefell v Hodges decision and the issues and questions that our community may ha...

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Child Custody 101: Reports of Abuse and Parenting Time

posted on June 16, 2015 by Willingham & Cote

Torree J. Breen, Divorce & Family Law

Child custody disputes can be the most emotionally and financially draining element on a family going through a divorce. For a majority of cases,...

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Seven Steps to Having a Successful Family Meeting

posted on April 16, 2015 by Willingham & Cote

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

I know that inter-generational communication around “hot button” topics, such as living arrangements, medical choices or even driving issu...

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A New Mental Health Treatment Court in Ingham County Circuit Court

posted on February 18, 2015 by Willingham & Cote

Divorce & Family Law, Troy Clarke, Criminal Law

Kristina Zwick, 30th Circuit Mental Health Court (“MHC”) Services Coordinator, and Chris Wickman, an MHC Team Member and Defense Attorney,...

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The “Power” of the Power of Attorney Document

posted on January 12, 2015 by Willingham & Cote

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

A large part of my professional life is spent creating documents for people thatdirect what happens to their money and possessions after their death.&...

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You've Agreed to be a Personal Representative, Now What?

posted on October 03, 2014 by Tara L. Bachner

Estate & Gifts, Divorce & Family Law, Tara Bachner

What Is A Personal Representative? When becoming a personal representative, some people are fortunate enough to have advance notice, while others do ...

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