2018Jan 26
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Getting Relief from Wrongful Imprisonment

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Have you ever been imprisoned for a crime you didn’t commit? Do you know anyone who has been imprisoned for a crime he or she did not commit? If your answer to either of these questions is “yes,” then the law may provide some relief against the State of Michigan, thanks to the Wrongful Imprison…

2016Sep 07
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Even with joint legal custody, your rights can be terminated

In a stepparent adoption, a non-custodial parent’s rights can be terminated without his or her consent starting September 5, 2016. This is the case even though he or she has joint legal custody of the child. Currently, under MCL 710.51(6), if the “parents of a child are divorced, or are unmarried but the father has acknowledged paternity or is a…

2016Jul 21
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DIGITAL ASSETS AND HANDLING THEM IN YOUR ESTATE PLAN

As our personal, business and social lives become reliant on technology, the number of a person’s digital assets has multiplied. Digital assets may include: Social network accounts (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.) Financial accounts (bank and investment accounts, PayPal, Amazon, WePay, etc.) Cloud storage accounts (Dropbox, Apple iCloud, Microsoft OneDrive, etc.) Digital photograph accounts (Shutterfly, Flickr,…

2016Jun 09
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SCAM, FRAUD ARE EVERYWHERE. AVOID BEING A VICTIM

The United States Senate has a Special Committee on Aging that maintains a Fraud Hotline. By calling the Fraud Hotline number (1-855-303-9470), consumers can report a scam and also obtain information about how the most common scams operate and how to avoid becoming a victim of those scams. You can also access an on-line report…

2016Apr 28
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WHO IS MAKING ‘YOUR’ FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS? NEW LAW GIVES YOU MORE CONTROL

A few days ago, the Michigan Legislature enacted, and the Governor signed into law, a way of designating a funeral representative for one’s funeral arrangements. One might ask why we need a law to have someone make our funeral decisions. Don’t we have families that celebrate our lives rather than fight over our deaths? The answer, in most…