Though it’s inevitable that every life will come to an end, it can be hard to accept and think about your own passing and how your loved ones will go on without you. No one likes to think about certain topics, and death is one of them. So it’s not entirely surprising to find out that only 32% of adults… Read More »Should You Start Planning Your Estate?
When you die, your loved ones will need to know what to do with your belongings. If you want to give them instructions to work from, you need to have a will set up before your death. While many people don’t need a will just yet, others have put it off for too long. 64% of Generation X and 78%… Read More »When Should You Consider Writing a Will?
Divorce is not something you can ever plan for. Divorce is messy and a lot like buyer’s remorse. For example, when you make a purchase, if you are like 41% of consumers, you never think you will regret it, but about 30% of neutral buyers wind up regretting their purchase. The same is true of divorce. No one expects it,… Read More »How Prior Legal Troubles Can Help You During a Divorce Case
Divorce is an emotional and painful process. If bankruptcy is added to it, the process becomes more traumatic. If a couple decides to divorce, their finances can be affected, since divorce is commonly viewed as the primary cause of bankruptcy. So, if a couple intends to file for divorce and bankruptcy, several choices are available for them. However, the following… Read More »Can You File for Divorce and Bankruptcy Simultaneously?
When you first got married, you could probably never imagine being without your spouse. But sadly, divorce — or the dissolution of a marriage — is a reality for many American couples. While it might seem like you’re the only one going through it, around 827,000 divorces take place each year. But as tough as a divorce can be for… Read More »We’re Getting a Divorce: How to Talk to Your Kids About Your Separation
With the recent change in the environment and the spread of the novel coronavirus, times are uncertain and the economy is being challenged. Novel cases in Michigan have reached over 1000, with over 300 of those cases in Detroit. This rising number is causing emergency and precautionary measures to be taken to prevent the spread of the virus. Such measures… Read More »How Detroit Residents Should Handle Their Finances During the Coronavirus Pandemic
We’d probably all like to think of ourselves as safe drivers, but the data tells a different story. Traffic deaths on U.S. roads are still incredibly high — and while more than one-third of the nation’s major roads are in mediocre or poor condition, there might be some other surprising reasons why so many fatalities occur on American streets. According… Read More »Is the Opioid Epidemic Making America’s Roadways More Dangerous?
If you’ve been on the roads in the past few weeks you know what I’m about to tell you: they are in bad shape, my friend. And if you’ve been on social media at all during this same time frame I’m sure you’ve seen more than a few complaints about said roads. So who is responsible for damages to your… Read More »When Your Tires Suffer From Potholes You May Be Eligible for Reimbursement
How do you protect digital assets in the event of incapacity or death? What exactly is a digital asset? A digital asset is any form of electronic data, along with the right to use that data. Some examples of digital assets include: online banking and financial accounts, virtual currency accounts, such as PayPal, files stored in the cloud or on… Read More »Legal Corner: What Will Happen to your Digital Property After Your Death?
In Michigan, when grandparents are denied access to their grandchild they can petition the court for grandparent visitation rights. The process can be an uphill battle because there are restrictions on their ability to do so successfully. The biggest obstacle to grandparents petitioning for visitation rights is that parents have a Constitutionally protected fundamental right to raise their children without… Read More »Grandparent Visitation Rights in Michigan