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The Three Types of Adoption in Oakland County

By Clarkston Legal |

Since they give us a chance to build families up, most Oakland County adoption attorneys love doing adoptions. The final court dates are often joyous occasions. Many Oakland County judges allow families to decorate the courtroom and throw parties. But adoptions are also highly technical matters which require a great deal of experience. There… Read More »

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Classification, Valuation, and Resolution Issues in Divorce Business Valuation Matters

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Millions of Michiganders own small businesses. In fact, almost 90 percent of the business in the Wolverine State have fewer than 20 employees. Millions of other people have side businesses and ongoing freelance gigs. They are Uber drivers, website designers, salespeople, and the list goes on. Typically, the money these endeavors produce is a… Read More »

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Queen of Soul Dies Intestate

By Clarkston Legal |

Like Prince, Bob Marley, Princess Diana and Pablo Picasso before her, Detroit’s Aretha Franklin died intestate last month. Here in Michigan, dying “intestate” means that you die without a will, trust, or other estate planning instruments. What happens when you die without an Estate Plan? If you die and have not put an estate… Read More »

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Planning the Unplannable: Estate Planning and Suicide

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Ernest Hemingway once wrote, “Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.” Recently, the deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade have shocked the world; like Hemingway, the two stars committed suicide. Bourdain, the star of… Read More »

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Child Support When You’re a Superstar Multi-Millionaire

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Miguel Cabrera’s season-ending injury is but one of the troubles the superstar millionaire is facing as the MLB’s All Star break fast approaches. The two-time American League MVP is embroiled in a legal battle with his one-time mistress over child support for their two children. High-Income Child Support Payors The baseball superstar has an… Read More »

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Life Insurance and Revocation Upon Divorce

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Last month, the SCOTUS heard oral argument on an interesting issue arising in most divorce cases. Life insurance policies are, by statute, automatically revoked between spouses upon a divorce here in Michigan and many other states. The case at the Supreme Court comes from Minnesota and involves the Husband’s designation of his ex-wife as… Read More »

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Digital Divorce Platforms

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Over the past few years, we’ve noted some flashy digital divorce platforms transitioning from beta to the marketplace. These platforms digitize the administrative aspects of divorce and reduce -sometimes even eliminate- the lawyers’ role. In January, California celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser rolled-out her latest product: an on-line divorce site. It’s Over Easy claims… Read More »

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Vegas Shooter’s Estate May Be Assigned to Public Administrator

By Clarkston Legal |

Used to be a mass-shooting was something that sadly occurred once or twice a year in the U.S. Now, tragically, such shootings are weekly events. With this in mind, we noted that probate litigation instantly entangled Las Vegas mass-shooter Stephen Paddock’s estate. Most mass-murderers have little or no estate to administer. In Paddock’s case,… Read More »

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When a Rapist Father is Awarded Child Custody

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By now, we have all heard about the child custody case in Sanilac County. A family court judge unwittingly awarded custody and parenting time to the rapist father of a minor child. At first there was confusion about the case; now, the blame is going around. Judge Gregory Ross signed what he described as… Read More »

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Adult Guardianships for the Elderly

By Clarkston Legal |

Adult guardianships are more common today as the so-called Baby Boomer generation ages. Yet, in our free society, one adult does not legally control another without a compelling reason. Adult Guardianships Michigan’s probate code provides for adult guardianships under the proper set of circumstances. But what happens when the guardian abuses the protected individual?… Read More »

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