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How do you choose the executor of your estate?

The odds are high that no matter who you choose to be the executor of your estate after you die, someone else in your family is likely to object. The issue can be so touchy that many people don't tell anyone whom they've chosen as their executor -- including the person chosen!

You can protect your family wealth with smart tactics now

If you've struggled, sacrificed and amassed a sizable fortune during your lifetime -- or parlayed a little bit of money into a lot through clever entrepreneurship and investing -- the last thing you want to do is have a huge chunk of that money end up in the hands of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) when you die.

Before you decide to contest a will: What should you know?

Deaths and wills have a way of really tearing families apart -- especially if there were some long-brewing disputes among members -- more than one person involved may wish to contest a will over issues both great and small.

Is a trust the right way to protect your family?

Estate planning is a necessary step for every individual who wishes to ensure that he or she retains control over what happens to his or her property, real estate and wealth after death. For many, it is possible to secure this type of protection in the terms of an appropriately drafted will. However, many people may find that in order to protect their financial interests and those of their Michigan families, they need something more than just a will.

Prince: No will means artist's intentions now disregarded

The sudden death of music icon Prince in 2016 left many people in shock. What surprised those who knew him best even more, however, was that the man who had so zealously guarded his intellectual property during his lifetime died without a will.

What kind of estate planning questions do lawyers ask?

This is a great question and one which estate planning attorneys are not often asked. People often do not realize that a lawyer tasked with helping create an estate plan will have many questions. Hopefully, this blog post will help you and other residents of Detroit become well-prepared for the estate planning process by knowing what to expect.

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