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What is a corporation? A corporation, according to Black’s Law Dictionary, is a legal entity created by or under the authority of the laws of a state. It is an association of persons created by statute as a legal entity. The law treats the corporation itself as a person who can sue and be sued. [...]
Pre-divorce financial planning for the secondary or non wage earner It is common to ignore the danger signs in a marital relationship. Nobody likes to think that their marriage is in danger of dissolving. Facing reality and planning ahead, however, can avoid unnecessary stress. The following are some financial planning recommendations which, although not pertinent [...]
Q & A about your Last Will & Testament? What is a Will? A Will is a document containing your instructions about what to do with your property after you die. By leaving a Will, you exercise your right under the law to determine who receives what share of your assets. Who needs a Will? [...]
Understanding Living Trusts-Avoiding Probate and Saving on Taxes If something happens to me, who has control? If you and your spouse are co-trustees, either can automatically act if the other becomes disabled or dies. If something happens to both of you, your hand picked successor trustee steps into your shoes and acts pursuant to your [...]
Divorce can be a traumatic and complex process for many couples. In part, this is due to the fear of the unknown. This page provides an outline of the divorce process and is intended to offer a simple explanation of some of the key issues involved in a divorce. How is a Divorce Started? A [...]
For most people, buying or selling a home is likely to be the single most important transaction in a lifetime. Here’s some advice about how to protect your interests when you’re involved in the sale of a home, as either a buyer or a seller. The Listing Agreement If you’re selling your home, the first [...]
When you drink alcohol, or use other drugs, and drive, you endanger your life, and the lives of your passengers and others on the road. Each year, thousands of people are killed or permanently disabled because someone drove while intoxicated or impaired after consuming alcohol or other chemical substances. Michigan takes a strong stand against [...]