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Is Your Power Of Attorney Stale?

Legal Strategies receives many phone calls after a child starts handling her parents' affairs. Often the child is frustrated because a bank or financial broker is refusing to accept a power of attorney, and the child cannot get control of the assets needed to pay her parents' bills.

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Landlord Not Required To Return Rent

The Michigan Court of Appeals recently ruled on a casein whichalandlord of residential property did not have a valid rental permit as required by a local ordinance.

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Homestead Exemptions: What You Need To Know

Most people are aware that under Proposal A, the property taxes on your principal residence are discounted. In order to obtain that discount, it is necessary to file aPrincipal Residence Exemption Affidavit.By signing the affidavit, you are swearing to the following under oath and penalty of perjury:

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Was Mom Competent To Sign Her Will?

Michigan law has a very specific test for determining whether a testator (the person singing a will) had testamentary capacity when she signed her will.

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Michigan Yard Sales And The Law

Spring is finally here in Michigan! We know what that means: crocuses, daffodils, and yard and garage sale signs are popping up all over. If you're holding a sale yourself, we have some important information for you.

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How To Avoid An Unwanted Inheritance

A recentarticle in the New York Timesaddresses the subject of what to do with family keepsakes and heirlooms once an aging parent downsizes or dies. Many older adults have assumed they would pass their possessions down to their heirs.However, the reality is that many younger people don't have room for andd o not wanta large dining room set or a buffet full of china, a tea service, and gravy boats.

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Continuing Ed. Opportunity For Realtors

TerriNorth will present at this upcoming Liberty Education Event:

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20 Questions Your Estate Plan Should Answer: Part 2

In our last post (part one), we talked about the first ten questions an estate plan should answer.

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Can You Disinherit Your Children?

The Michigan Court of Appeals recently addressed aparent's attempt to disinherit her child.In her Last Will and Testament, the deceased person specifically disinherited all of her children and explained that she had made other provisions for them.

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Residential Leases And Medical Marijuana

There has been a lot of press recently about the2018 ballot proposalsthat will require Michigan's local governments to decide whether to allow commercial production and/or distribution of marijuana in their jurisdictions.It is important to remember that residential landlords have to make some of those same decisions.