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Did You Find All of Your Late Loved One’s Life Insurance and Annuities?

How can you be sure you found all of your late loved one’s life insurance and annuities? This problem has long vexed Michigan families. Many life insurance policies are hard to find since they are paid-up, or relate to former

Posted in 2017 Newsletter, Elder Law, Estate Planning

Will the Election Change Estate and Elder Law?

That is the million dollar question! Proposals have already been floated that would dramatically change the estate and elder law landscape. New laws would eliminate the federal estate tax (currently the exemption is $5.4 Million), turn Medicaid (the program that

Posted in 2017 Newsletter, Elder Law, Estate Planning

How to Avoid Inheritance Fights Among Your Adult Kids

By Mary W. Quigley, a journalist and author, Posted in AARP Online, Jan 17th, 2017 Adult siblings gather round a conference table in a lawyer’s office, arguing bitterly over an inheritance. “We never thought this would happen to our family,”

Posted in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Inheritance

What Happens To My Estate Plan If I Get Divorced?

It is important that each spouse revise his or her estate plan after divorce. While divorce automatically revokes spousal rights under a will, trust, and powers of attorney, it invariably leaves a void with respect to who is in charge

Posted in 2016 Newsletter, Estate Planning, Newsletter, Trusts

Is Your Estate Plan In Order?

The death of a celebrity, especially when it is sudden, captures our imagination. We want to know how they died and, of course, what will happen to their money. To us at Accettura and Hurwitz, these deaths are a reminder

Posted in 2016 Newsletter, Estate Planning, Newsletter, Trusts