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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 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.

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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 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.

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Residential Leases And Medical Marijuana

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.

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Home DNA Testing: Is It Right For You?

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.

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Schedule A Seminar With Terri North

Did you know that Terri provides customized group presentations on a variety of topics?

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Justice For Western Union Fraud Victims

The Michigan Attorney General's Office recently reported that if you've been a victim of fraud and used Western Union to transfer funds to a scammer, you may now file a claim to get your money back.