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Update: Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning for Digital Assets and Electronically Store Information

Estate Planning

About two weeks ago, our governor signed into law an act known as the “Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act”.  This is in response to the uncertainty that surrounds the ownership of electronic information in such places as social media, […]

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Estate Planning: Take Back Control of Your Body

Estate Planning

The Michigan legislature finally passed a law that makes good sense.  You may not know this, but prior to March 29, 2016, Michigan citizens did not have a say over who would make funeral and burial decisions for them upon […]

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New State of Michigan Corporation Online Filing System

Business Law

The State of Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs recently announced the creation of a new Corporation Online Filing System (Online System) to be completed in the Spring of 2016. The Online System modernizes the State of Michigan’s Business […]

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Social Security, Estate Planning and the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015

Estate Planning

Social Security is a massive program codified in federal law that purports to give all Americans (yes, this includes Saginaw, Bay City, and Midland) minimal assistance.  Of late, some have feared that the financial security of our own Social Security […]

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Using Buy-Sell Agreements to Prevent Shareholder Lawsuits

Business Law

Running a business is risky. One way to mitigate this risk for private companies is a Buy-Sell Agreement among the owners (also commonly called a Shareholder Agreement). Private companies often use Buy-Sell Agreements to protect owners’ interests in the company […]

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New Periodic Garnishment Legislation

Business Law

Governor Rick Snyder recently signed into law Public Act 14 of 2015 with important changes to Michigan periodic garnishments, effective immediately. Periodic garnishments now remain in effect until the judgment balance is satisfied, rather than expiring every six months. Fees […]

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