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Attorney Brad Brelinski Published in the Jackson Legal News

Jackson, Michigan – Lawyer Brad A. Brelinski published an article in the November 30, 2015 issue of the Jackson County Legal News. Click here to read the article (link directs you to the Legal News’s website). If you have any questions ab… Read More
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MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS RULES THAT PARENTS CANNOT DISINHERIT CHILDREN BY WILL

UPDATE: In the spring of 2018, the Michigan legislature revised the statute to address the issue addressed below. The change to the statute can be read here. You should consult with your attorney if you have questions about the change and if you stil… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning, Wills

JACKSON MAGAZINE ARTICLE DISCUSSES BUSINESS SUCCESSION PLANNING

Attorney Phil Curtis‘s article in the November issue of Jackson Magazine addresses the very important but often overlooked topic of business succession planning. Read more (link directs you to the Jackson Magazine article) about why every sing… Read More
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SAME-SEX MARRIAGE RULING HAS WIDE-RANGING EFFECTS

As you most likely know by now, last month the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-anticipated ruling regarding the issue of whether same-sex couples have the right to marry. Before the Court’s decision, there were countless unknowns and inconsisten… Read More
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Beware of Do-it-Yourself Legal Work

Often, our job as lawyers involves fixing problems after the fact, as opposed to proactively planning and documenting transactions. Most of the time, issues arise because someone used a fill-in-the-blank “legal document” they bought from an offic… Read More
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August is Make-a-Will Month

Do you and your family have appropriate estate plans? A will or revocable living trust are the cornerstones on which family members and loved ones build financial security after your death. Additionally, Durable Powers of Attorney and Patient Advocat… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning, Wills

Estate Planning - Organize Your Information

If you, or you and your spouse, unexpectedly died, would your surviving family members know enough about the nature of your business and financial dealings and the location of the associated documentation to properly take care of your affairs? If, fo… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning

Retirement Contributions Update

The Internal Revenue Service recently announced the new dollar limits on benefits and compensation for defined contribution retirement plans, including 401(k) plans. The new limits will be effective for individuals as of January 1, 2012 and for all p… Read More
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Congress Finally Acts on Estate and Gift Tax

The tax billed passed by Congress in December contained some significant changes in the Federal Estate and Gift Tax laws. Although the Estate Tax ended for 2010, it was only a matter of time before Congress would restore the tax. For tax years 2011 a… Read More
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Medicare Rebate

If you have Medicare prescription coverage and reach the coverage gap this year, you may be eligible to receive a one-time, tax-free $250 rebate check. The check will automatically be sent to you once you reach the coverage gap, also known as the Par… Read More
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