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August 2015 Archives

Real estate litigation situations can vary in Michigan

Just as with virtually any legal situation, litigation related to real estate transactions or disagreements can be based on a variety of factors. Because any real estate litigation situation in Michigan can become complex, legal support may be necessary to ensure fairness and a timely resolution. Support and guidance becomes particularly important if the situation cannot be resolved through negotiation, and litigation is the only solution for all involved, especially given the value of what may be at stake.

Reasons Michigan families may face a will challenge

Despite the best intentions of a family member, there are many circumstances that can lead to family strife or legal disputes after a loved one has died. While every Michigan family may be vastly different, there are common reasons or mistakes that may lead a family to deal with a will challenge after a loved one has passed away. The loss of a loved one may create an emotionally charged situation, and adding legal complications to the mix may be a situation most families may want to avoid altogether by working ahead of time to avoid a will challenge.

Mistakes may be made in the details of an estate plan

Having an estate plan in place long before it is needed is a responsible step most people take the time to make. However, there may still be room for mistakes or mishaps even after a person has had an estate plan drafted and put into effect. By drafting a comprehensive estate plan and then ensuring the details are managed correctly, Michigan family members can ensure wishes are upheld and an estate is handled as envisioned.

Understanding trust management and trust options

Creating a trust and managing a trust can be an ideal way to handle assets and funds for loved ones. However, trust management responsibilities should be taken very seriously and require an understanding of the different types of trusts that may suit different needs. Michigan families may want to explore which kind of trust is best and how management of that trust should be handled.

Protect your family's inheritance in Michigan with a will

Most people may know it is important to have a will to express one's last wishes in the event of a passing. But, knowing you need a will and knowing just how important a will is to the protection of a family inheritance can be two different things. Anyone in Michigan who has assets, regardless of how meager, or those who have minor children, should be clear about how an inheritance can be protected with a comprehensive and updated last will and testament in place.

Legal support needed during real estate transactions in Michigan

For most, a real estate transaction can be the biggest financial transaction they pursue. Whether a person or family is on the buying side or selling side, real estate transactions in Michigan can benefit from the support and guidance of legal professionals. While each transaction can be vastly different, there are certain commonalities and possible obstacles a legal professional can work through to ensure a fair and successful outcome.

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