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New Law Affects Gift Cards and Gift Certificates

Many of us seem to end up with gift certificates and gift cards that we don’t use as soon as anticipated and have probably dealt with ones that have expired. New Federal regulations regarding pre-paid cards, gift cards and gift certificates took ef… Read More
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Smoking Ban

Effective May 1, 2010, smoking will no longer be allowed in food establishments. Places that serve food will no longer have the choice of offering smoking and non-smoking sections. Any person that owns, operates, manages or has control over such a pl… Read More
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Moving out of town with the children? Better check the fine print.

If you are a parent with minor children whose custody is governed by a court order, you better contact an attorney before you decide to pack up and move. Michigan law requires court approval if you plan to move more than 100 miles from the child’s… Read More
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Foreclosure Law Update

Amendments to Michigan’s Foreclosure by Advertisement statutes go into effect July 5, 2009 and expire two years later. The primary change is a 90-day pre-foreclosure process which is meant to help the borrower avoid foreclosure. Before starting a f… Read More
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The Michigan Divorce Process in a Nutshell

Michigan is considered a no-fault divorce state. Basically, this means you do not have to give the court a reason for no longer wanting to be married. Whether your spouse is abusive or just refuses to pick up dirty socks, it doesn’t matter. It also… Read More
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Credit Repair Scams

Credit repair scams are becoming popular with today’s economy and consumers need to be cautious when looking for help. Federal law regulates the activities of these credit repair organizations. A credit repair organization is any person or company… Read More
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Tax Update

You may have noticed a little extra in your paycheck lately. Smile! The America Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“ARRA”) adjusted the amount of wage withholding so that workers would generally receive more money in their paychecks each week… Read More
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Cobra Health Insurance Continuation Premium Subsidy

Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, if an employee was involuntarily terminated, and otherwise eligible for COBRA benefits, during the period of 9/1/2008 – 12/31/2009, that person is eligible for a reduction in the cost of… Read More
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Gambling and the Law

MARCH MADNESS OFFICE POOLSThere is no doubt many of you reading this article will fill out brackets for this year’s NCAA Tournament. March Madness and the Super Bowl are two of the country’s biggest gambling events, and not just for avid sports f… Read More
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Not all “Free” Credit Reports are Free

Checking your credit report at least annually is a good idea to ensure your credit history has been accurately reported. A regular credit check-up will allow you time to correct any errors that may be on the report before your credit is checked for a… Read More
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