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October 30, 2011

Filed under: Estate Planning — Christopher J. Berry @ 10:16 pm

The WSJ has an interesting article discussing estate planning that you can find here.

The article first discusses how the words “estate planning” have a tendancy to cause anxiety for a number of reasons.  First estate planning means mulling over “scary events” (timely for a Haloween blog post!), such as incapacity and death.  Secondly, estate planning involves important, yet at times akward conversations with family members, financial advisors, insurance brokers and estate planning lawyers.

But it’s worth the effort.  Planning ahead means for one thing, you’re in control of your property if you pass away or are incapacitated.

According to the article, the biggest mistake people make is not having a plan at all.  As a michigan estate planning attorney, I’d have to agree.  If you don’t make a plan, the State of Michigan has a plan for you.  It involves probate and intestacy.

Interesting article, check it out.

Michigan Elder Law Center

Filed under: Elder Law — Christopher J. Berry @ 4:03 am

The Michigan Elder Law Center, a website dedicated to Michigan elder law founded by the partners of Witzke Berry Carter & Wander PLLC has went through face lift.  So head over and check it out at www.michiganelderlawcenter.com.  You’ll find a wealth of resources available for seniors, veterans and their families to assist them in navigating the long-term care legal maze.


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