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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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Ask Permission Not Forgiveness: Changes to the Recreational Trespass Act for 2014

posted on October 02, 2014 by Willingham & Cote

Troy Clarke, Criminal Law, Real Estate

All hunters should be familiar with the provisions of the Michigan Recreational Trespass Act (“RTA”).  The RTA is not complicated. &n...

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The Charm of Up North: Encroachment, Lot Lines and Trespassing

posted on September 25, 2014 by Scott A. Breen

Scott Breen, Real Estate

There is often a great deal of emotional and sentimental attachment to family cottages and hunting land.  Since much of this land is located adja...

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Wedding Planning: Beyond the Horse and Carriage

posted on June 26, 2014 by Tara L. Bachner

Estate & Gifts, Divorce & Family Law, Tara Bachner

I recently attended the wedding of two close friends.  It was a beautiful event that was very thoughtfully put together.  From the individua...

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Transfers of Liquor Licenses: A Quicker Process

posted on May 12, 2014 by Willingham & Cote

Alcohol Beverage, Scott Breen

In December of 2013, a new Michigan law was enacted to provide a much quicker process to obtain a liquor license.  This law allows the issuance o...

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Estate Planning: Don't Forget Fido!

posted on April 24, 2014 by Willingham & Cote

Estate & Gifts, Divorce & Family Law, Tara Bachner

Why A Pet Power of Attorney? A Power of Attorney allows you to appoint someone to act on your behalf.  For pet owners, a Pet Power of Attor...

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Do You Ever Disagree with the Tax Man?

posted on April 09, 2014 by Willingham & Cote

Scott Breen, Real Estate

Each year, the city/township assessor determines the “assessed value” of real estatewithin its jurisdiction.  This is equal to one-ha...

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Drunk Driving Offense: What Are My Options?

posted on March 06, 2014 by Willingham & Cote

Divorce & Family Law, Troy Clarke, Criminal Law

DWI/Sobriety Court Is Valuable Option for Repeat Offenders of Drunk Driving Laws If you have been arrested and charged with a repeat drunk driving of...

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Why Would My Pet Need A Trust?

posted on February 28, 2014 by Willingham & Cote

Estate & Gifts, Tara Bachner

Trusts Not Just For the Two-Legged Beneficiary Trusts for the benefit of pets, otherwise known as “Pet Trusts” can be a great way to e...

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55th District Court Establishes Mental Health Treatment Court

posted on February 04, 2014 by Willingham & Cote

Divorce & Family Law, Troy Clarke, Criminal Law

55th District Court Establishes Mental Health Treatment Court Ingham County’s 55th District Court in Mason has joined nearly 20 other courts in the state by establishing a Mental Health Treatment Court (&ld...

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But What About the Pets?

posted on January 28, 2014 by Willingham & Cote

Estate & Gifts, Divorce & Family Law, Tara Bachner

But What About the Pets? Adopting a pet is a life-long commitment.  Usually it is for the life of the pet, but sometimes a pet outlives its owner.  If that is the ca...

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Enjoy This Season, Plan For The Next

posted on January 09, 2014 by Willingham & Cote

Lee B. Reimann, Estate & Gifts

Happy New Year to our clients, staff, friends and family. Hope that you are enjoying this snow-filled season, and keeping your eye towards planning fo...

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Watch for Expanded Police Presence on the Roads this Thanksgiving

posted on November 01, 2013 by Willingham & Cote

Divorce & Family Law, Troy Clarke, Criminal Law

Motorists can expect an increased police presence on Michigan roads and highways this Thanksgiving in an effort to crack down on drunk driving.  ...

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