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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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“Establishing an estate plan is extremely important. As life changes, it is necessary to update your plan to fit new circumstances.” Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2022 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“So why should you consider a more comprehensive plan than just leaving an out-of-state vacation home in your will?” Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2022 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“When combining finances as a new family, there’s lots to consider. To make the best choices, here are six key areas to plan ahead and consider.” Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2022 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“Being a trustee is difficult but adopting these four best practices employed by professional trustees will go a long way to ensure that you’ll effectively execute your duties and mitigate your liability.” Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2022 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“Even if you've already drawn up a will, if you're in one of these situations, it's a good idea to review your final wishes and make any necessary changes, so your money and personal belongings are left in the right hands.” Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2022 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“Your estate plan should certainly be revised, if you have gotten married or divorced.” Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2022 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“What will happen to your assets when you can no longer manage them?” Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2022 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“Signing a prenup doesn’t indicate that you don’t have faith in your marriage, just like buying car insurance doesn’t mean you expect to get in a crash.” Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2022 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“Close to half of respondents earning $80,000 a year or more have a will, an increase of 7% since 2020, according to Caring.com.” Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2022 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“Amid the grief of losing a loved one, families are dealt additional burdens when the person did not leave behind a will or estate plan.” Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2022 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“Incapacity can occur because of illness or an accident. It can be temporary or permanent. That’s why every adult needs a power of attorney in place, once they turn eighteen.” Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2022 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“The thought of weddings and romance, honeymoons, guest lists, where to register, etc., leaves little room for estate planning. This article will provide five estate planning tips for newlyweds.” Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2022 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“There are some obvious triggers that might prompt you to update your will, such as changes in health or marital status. There are, however, also some not-so-obvious ones to be aware of, according to financial planners and attorneys.” Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2022 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“A revocable living trust is a great tool to help your assets pass smoothly to your beneficiaries. It can also significantly reduce the headaches of probate. However, while some assets belong in a trust, others cannot (or should not) go into one.” Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2022 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“A power of attorney is a legal document with which a principal authorizes an agent to act on the principal’s behalf and for the principal’s benefit.” Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2022 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“For most families, the estate planning process is more involved than simply naming beneficiaries. While the primary goal of estate planning is transferring assets in an orderly and tax-efficient manner, it’s just as important to focus on preserving wealth across generations.” Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2022 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“If you die without a will, you die “intestate.” Your assets will be distributed according to your state’s law. That could result in a distribution you didn’t intend.” Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2022 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“The Covid-19 pandemic has increased Americans’ awareness of the need to have a will, living trust or other similar end-of-life document prepared.” Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2022 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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Do you have a second home, summer property, or another vacation residence that your family enjoys? Have you thought about what happens to this property when you die? Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2022 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“A common and often costly mistake when it comes to business succession planning is not starting the process early enough.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2022 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“The first step in getting your affairs in order is to gather up all your important personal, financial and legal information, so you can arrange it in a format that will benefit you now and your loved ones later.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2022 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“There are good reasons why people want their estates to avoid probate, and a lot of ways to do it.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2022 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“When it comes to owning property in two different states, you may wonder how to manage these in your estate plans.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2022 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog
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“Unfortunately, there are several common missteps people make in their estate planning that can lead to unwanted results. Read on to discover the two things you should never include in your will, as well as what to substitute instead.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2022 at Michigan Estate Planning Blog