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Jerry Reif
I am in Saginaw, Michigan. My law practice has helped clients all over Michigan to avoid many legal problems.
I help people stay out of legal trouble by planning ahead for their estate planning, business succession planning and nursing home and elder law issues.
Interests: Mostly, i love to travel especially with my family. i have driven motor homes to every border of the continental United States and as a private pilot i have enjoyed travelling to some of the Florida and Arizona sites.
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“A living trust (also called a revocable trust or revocable living trust) can be beneficial to a much broader group of Americans than most people expect.” Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“Collect and organize all important papers, passwords and pin numbers, keep them up to date and tell your heirs where to find them.” Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“Scams are everywhere, and older people are prime targets. It’s critical to be vigilant, safeguard personal info, get paperwork in order and more.” Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2024 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“When you chose to write a will, you have taken an important step in the direction of planning for your family and beneficiaries.” Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2024 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“The person you choose to inventory and distribute the assets of your estate should not learn that fact while deep in grief.” Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2024 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“Losing the founder or long-time owner of an enterprise can leave the business adrift and shatter family relationships. However, it doesn’t have to be that way.” Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2024 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“Have you managed to avoid the eight most common estate planning mistakes? Your family will thank you.” Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2024 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“The adjustment in basis is a crucial tax consideration–what can it mean for you?” Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2024 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“The federal gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax exemptions and the annual exclusion from gift tax are historically high due to a temporary increase under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2024 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“Know what to expect if you inherit an IRA and how to establish a plan for taking distributions.” Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2024 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“Estate planning is not as simple as executing a will.” Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2024 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“Before you start spending your windfall, take some time to figure out your taxes, how you might invest and what your long-term plan looks like.” Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2024 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
“Creating an estate plan for an unmarried couple is already challenging. However, when the cohabitating couple is in their golden years, it’s especially tricky.” Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2024 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“To make sure that your children are taken care of if something happens to you, it’s important to appoint a guardian, establish a trust and ensure there’ll be financial support.” Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2024 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
“Parents typically do not want their surviving children to fight over their inheritances after the parents die. Careful planning may reduce the risk of foreseeable in-family conflicts.” Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2024 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“For those who want to avoid the court-controlled process that takes place after a person’s death (known as “probate”)—using a Revocable Living Trust is typically the best way to do so.” Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2024 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“Millennials and Gen Zers are taking their estate planning seriously. These tips can help make the process seem less daunting.” Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2024 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“It can be difficult to put a value on a lifetime of accumulation—your money, your home, its furnishings, souvenirs from vacations and treasured gifts from your family. It’s a joy to collect these items over the years. However, too few consider what will happen to it all when they’re no longer around.” Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2023 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“Trusts are common. However, there are numerous variations, and there is still considerable confusion about what is legal and what is not.” Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2023 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“Estate planning is a vital part of financial management that often gets overlooked.” Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2023 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“Dealing with death is never easy and overseeing the estate can be complicated. However, staying organized can help you manage things smoothly.” Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2023 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“Estate planning legal matters are already confusing enough, so it certainly does not help to have similar names for related but completely different documents.” Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2023 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“It’s nobler to give than to take, the saying goes, and giving assets to loved ones while you’re still alive is a great way for them to enjoy the benefits right away—and for you to delight in seeing them enhance their lives.” Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2023 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“A living trust won't be for everyone. However, it can provide big benefits for some. Many people use a living trust for one big reason: avoiding probate. However, there are other reasons you should seriously consider.” Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2023 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“From the birth of a child to a newfound charitable drive, these are the instances in which an alteration to your estate plan is critical.” Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2023 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog