Legal Strategies, P.C. Blog
A recent article in the New York Times addresses 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 want a large dining room set or a buffet full of china, a tea service, and gravy boats.
In our last post (part one), we talked about the first ten questions an estate plan should answer.
The Michigan Court of Appeals recently addressed a parent'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.
There has been a lot of press recently about the 2018 ballot proposals that 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.
A recent Michigan Attorney General's newsletter addressed the issue of DNA home testing. The commercials for these home testing services illustrate the wonders of understanding your ancestry or discovering something new and exciting about your lineage. However, there are potentially negative repercussions of using a DNA home test that you'll want to consider before sending off your sample.