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Fall 2022 Update

As is our custom, this semiannual correspondence is intended to keep you abreast of developments in estate and elder law. The following is a brief summary of noteworthy developments since our last communication: Download the Fall 2022 newsletter!

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Spring 2022 Update

As is our custom, this semiannual correspondence is intended to keep you abreast of developments in estate and elder law. The following is a brief summary of noteworthy developments since our last communication: Download the Spring 2022 newsletter!

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Fall 2021 Update

As is our custom, this semiannual correspondence is intended to keep you abreast of developments in estate and elder law. The following is a brief summary of noteworthy developments since our last communication: Download the Fall 2021 newsletter! Same-Sex Marriage Same-sex marriage has been legal in every state in the United States since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling of Obergefell v Hodges on June 26, 2015. A number of benefits are available to couples who marry, including the unlimited marital deduction (allowing for unlimited transfers between same-sex couples both during life and after death), portability (rules that preserve the unused portion of a deceased spouse’s estate and gift exclusion amount), and IRA and qualified plan rollovers.

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Spring 2021 Update

As is our custom, this semiannual correspondence is intended to keep you abreast of developments in estate and elder law. The following is a brief summary of noteworthy developments since our last communication: Download the Spring 2021 newsletter!

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Fall 2020 Update

As is our custom, this semiannual correspondence is intended to keep you abreast of developments in estate and elder law. The following is a brief summary of noteworthy developments since our last communication: Download the Fall 2020 newsletter!

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Spring 2020 Update

As is our custom, this semiannual correspondence is intended to keep you abreast of developments in estate and elder law. The following is a brief summary of noteworthy developments since our last communication: Download the Spring 2020 newsletter!

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Spring 2019 Update

As is our custom, this semiannual correspondence is intended to keep you abreast of developments in estate and elder law. The following is a brief summary of noteworthy developments since our last communication: Nursing Home Costs Skyrocket We are regularly seeing nursing home costs that far exceed the published average rate for the State of Michigan. Rates of $9,000 to more than 14,000 per month per person are now the norm.

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Fall 2019 Update

As is our custom, this semiannual correspondence is intended to keep you abreast of developments in estate and elder law. The following is a brief summary of noteworthy developments since our last communication: Download the Fall 2019 newsletter!

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Fall 2018 Update

As is our custom, this semiannual correspondence is intended to keep you abreast of developments in estate and elder law. The following is a brief summary of noteworthy developments since our last communication Although we’re still working on the finishing touches, we have fully moved our former Farmington Hills location to our new Farmington headquarters. In this issue: Major Changes in VA Rules Is your Estate Plan or Will in Place?

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Is your Estate Plan or Will in Place?

It has been widely reported that Aretha Franklin had no estate plan, not even a Will. While the majority of Americans fail to plan, Aretha’s case cried out for special care. Her eldest child is special needs, and she left substantial assets including a tail of music royalties that will continue for generations. Despite the repeated efforts of her attorney, Aretha refused to act. Why? There are many reasons that people fail to plan their estate, but the principal reason is fear of the unknown.

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