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Does My Business Need to Protect Its Intellectual Property?

Business Law

Whether your business is retail, service, industrial, or otherwise, its logos, names, products, customers, and business practices may be worth protecting from competitors and former employees.  Whether you have a successful business or are just starting out, every business needs […]

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Goodbye, Dower! Hello, Equality!

Estate Planning

Recently the Michigan Legislature took a huge step towards furthering the equal treatment of its residents and their real property interests by eliminating an archaic and unnecessary law treating men and women unequally.  On January 5, 2016, Governor Snyder signed […]

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New Department of Labor Overtime Pay Rules Put on Hold

Employment Law

On Tuesday, November 22nd, a United States District Judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Department of Labor’s new overtime rules nationwide.  This essentially places a hold on the new rules, which were set to take effect on […]

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Medicaid Estate Recovery Expands to Non-Probate Assets

Estate Planning

Recently, the State of Michigan quietly made a change to the State Medicaid Plan.  If you or a loved one are currently receiving, or will need Medicaid benefits in the future, this seemingly minor change greatly impacts Michigan residents, including […]

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For Estate Planning Purposes, Can a Blind Person Properly Execute a Will or Trust?

Estate Planning

I was reading a blog and a question was posed: is a Will valid if it was executed by a blind person? While that struck me as a silly question at first, upon reflection I realized it wasn’t a silly […]

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Prince passed with no Will or Trust. How would his estate be probated in Michigan?

Estate Planning

When a person dies without disposing of their assets through a Will or Trust their possessions are called an “intestate estate”.  Michigan, like Prince’s home state of Minnesota, has a statute which provides guidance on how to dispose of a […]

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