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October 2015 Archives

Real estate litigation can involve common and uncommon issues

The success of any kind of real estate deal can hinge on minimizing conflict and successfully navigating any litigation scenarios that may occur. Legal support is needed to ensure all parties are protected and also to deal with issues as they arise. Those issues may be considered common, or they may entail unique situations that require deeper insight and more time to prepare for real estate litigation in a Michigan court.

Lamar Odom health scare highlights estate plan mishaps

Regardless of one's age or health, unexpected circumstances can leave a young person incapacitated and unable to make important health or financial decisions for him or herself. This is why it is essential that people of all ages have estate plans in place, and that they update those plans as life circumstances warrant. One lesson about the importance of keeping an estate plan current has been brought to light for Michigan residents due to the news-making health crisis of former NBA and reality TV star Lamar Odom.

Creating a trust may be the best step for your Michigan family

There are many ways to manage and leave behind assets for loved ones. While doing so by a last will and testament is an option for many, it may not necessarily be the best option for the unique circumstances of your family. The creation of a trust can be a useful tool for Michigan families wishing to maximize assets, avoid probate, minimize tax liabilities and ensure family members are cared for according to your wishes.

Landlord/tenant dispute at center of recent Michigan eviction

Most landlord/tenant issues can be avoided when leases and contracts are well-prepared and both sides are clear about responsibilities and expectations. However, even when there are leases in place, landlord/tenant disputes or a landlord's disregard for outlined responsibilities can occur and require legal intervention. Apartment tenants in Michigan are currently dealing with a landlord who allegedly did not live up to his responsibilities, and they claim they are being evicted as a result.

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