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January 2017 Archives

Preventing rivalry during estate administration and probate

After making end-of-life and estate plans, many people in Michigan feel satisfied that they have done something positive for their heirs. While children may appreciate when their parents think ahead on these matters, things may not go as smoothly as the parents had hoped during estate administration and probate. If parents have chosen to divide their wealth unevenly among their children, unhappy siblings may decide to challenge the will.

Beneficiaries of wills & trusts need regular review

When people in Michigan and elsewhere have planned well for the future, they likely feel confident that family members and loved ones will be provided for. Plans may include wills & trusts, as well as life insurance policies and retirement accounts. One common mistake people make after creating their plans is to fail to review their beneficiary designations on a regular basis. This is important because one's life and situations can change frequently and rapidly.

Could you start a business with your ex to help your co-parenting?

A lot of people experience immense relief when their divorce is final. All the paperwork, property inventories, negotiation, legal wrangling and such is finally over. Now you can move on into the bright, fresh day and start having fun with your kids. Right?

How can my child support order be modified?

Getting divorced is often a painful process. From the emotional fallout of the dissolution of your primary relationship to the financial impact of splitting your assets, much of what happens isn't pleasant. Many times, it can feel like child support amounts are not fair. It can be tempting, particularly in cases where you don't agree with the custody or visitation agreements, to make partial payments or withhold child support. If you don't agree with your child support amount, you should retain the services of an experienced divorce and family law attorney as soon as possible.

Another hurdle for medical marijuana: DEA outlaws cannabidiol

Medical marijuana is not without controversy, and that's especially true in Michigan. Marijuana remains prohibited for any purpose under federal law. It's still listed on Schedule I of the federal Controlled Substances Act, which contains drugs that have:

Child support for high-earners is complicated in Michigan

Child support is a reasonable thing to expect from any parent. But in some circumstances, the way in which child support is calculated can mean that a father or mother is required to supply a child (and the child's primary custodian) with far more than is needed to provide for the needs of the child.

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