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March 2016 Archives

Landlord/tenant dispute finally results in eviction

For one landlord in another state, the fight to get tenants legally evicted was a long and complicated process. The landlord/tenant dispute took months to resolve and no less than 10 court appearances. Michigan landlords may benefit from understanding how the case unfolded and what procedures finally ended the ordeal.

Ways to avoid conflict with kids and an estate plan

The idea of leaving children an even amount of funds or assets in the event of a parent's passing may seem natural and an easy decision for parents to make. However, real life issues and varying family situations can make it a challenge to avoid conflict between adult children and parents as those parents embark on the process of creating an estate plan. There are tips to help Michigan families navigate this sensitive subject and minimize the potential for conflict.

Management of vacation property can cause landlord/tenant issues

A real estate transaction or management arrangement can lead to a dispute among the parties involved for any number of reasons. While leases and purchase agreements are typically pretty clear about management details and property matters in Michigan, any discord can result in a dispute that requires legal support or guidance. Landlord/tenant matters, including vacation property disputes, can turn into time-consuming and costly endeavors without experienced and focused legal guidance.

Estate plan: a need for people of all income levels

As many Michigan readers know, estate planning is often associated with people who are wealthy or possess valuable assets. In reality, an estate plan is a practical and beneficial step for people of all income levels. Anything that a person owns, including vehicles, homes or a retirement portfolio is considered to be part of a person's estate and may be passed to loved ones after the owner passes away.

Legal support is needed for real estate litigation in Michigan

Litigation is often necessary to resolve a number of real estate disputes, especially when negotiations or other methods of conflict resolution prove to be unsuccessful. A wide variety of scenarios can lead to real estate litigation before a transaction is completed or even after a real estate deal unfolds. It is important for any Michigan resident in the middle of real estate litigation to have legal support when facing complications related to a transaction.

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