Blog


Estate & Gifts

NO Image:

Are You Ready for A Medical Emergency?

posted on June 03, 2020 by Willingham & Cote

Torree J. Breen, Estate & Gifts

Are You Ready for A Medical Emergency? With our current pandemic, you have probably had a lot of time to reflect during our new normal and thought about things you wish to accomplish with t...

Read More »

Housekeeping for Wills & Trusts

posted on March 30, 2020 by Willingham & Cote

Torree J. Breen, Estate & Gifts, Divorce & Family Law

  Recently we have seen our world turned upside down.  Children are home from school and bored.  People are anxious not knowing how ...

Read More »

Rethink Your Loan To Family Members

posted on February 01, 2020 by Willingham & Cote

Torree J. Breen, Estate & Gifts

Throughout my years of practicing law, I have grown to appreciate that most families consist of similar family dynamics often involving the some of th...

Read More »

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DIE WITHOUT A WILL?

posted on December 09, 2019 by Willingham & Cote

Torree J. Breen, Estate & Gifts

        If you are like most people, you dread thinking of finalizing your last wishes should you die unexpectedly.  Most ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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...

Read More »

What Is A Guardian?

posted on March 15, 2019 by Willingham & Cote

Torree J. Breen, Estate & Gifts

                        Michigan has laws to allow per...

Read More »

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...

Read More »

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...

Read More »

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...

Read More »

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...

Read More »

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...

Read More »

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...

Read More »

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...

Read More »

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...

Read More »

Page 1 of 3First   Previous   [1]  2  3  Next   Last   

Sign up for our Newsletter

Please include your mailing address to receive a print copy of our quarterly newsletter and/or your email address to receive the newsletter to your inbox.
CAPTCHA image
Enter the code shown above
* Required

Have questions? Want to learn more? Feel free to

get in touch »