Tips for choosing a durable health care power of attorney

On behalf of Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C. posted in estate planning on Monday, August 8, 2016. A doctor is committed to saving lives. However, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that an individual has the right to refuse life support in some situations. That right is not absolute,
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Preparing for mediation

On behalf of Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C. posted in divorce on Friday, January 27, 2017. Divorce is one of the most stressful and emotional events a person experience, and it is one that many Michigan residents have gone or will go through at some point. However, there are
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Are certain estate assets difficult to value for the IRS?

On behalf of Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C. posted in estate planning on Monday, January 23, 2017. For readers of this blog, recommending a will may be akin to preaching to the choir. Yet a surprising number of Americans fail to heed this advice, including the late singer Prince.
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Don’t forget to update your contractual obligations after divorce

On behalf of Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C. posted in divorce on Monday, January 16, 2017. A divorce requires the parties to divide not only their marital assets, but also any debts of the marital estate. Furthermore, the parties must notify any entities with whom they have contractual obligations
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Using a Safe Deposit Box as Part of an Estate Plan

On behalf of Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C. posted in estate planning on Friday, January 13, 2017. The safe deposit box is a common place to put expensive items and important documents. These locked boxes are kept in vaults in a bank, which makes them look like very secure
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Tips regarding the practical aspects of estate planning

On behalf of Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C. posted in estate planning on Monday, January 9, 2017. You may have gone through the work of creating a revocable trust. However, unless you have retitled assets in the name of that trust, all you have is essentially a piece of
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Ways that an attorney can guide you through your divorce

On behalf of Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C. posted in divorce on Monday, January 2, 2017. Even when minor children are not involved, the sheer number of issues posed by a divorce proceeding can leave the parties feeling overwhelmed. For that reason, a family law attorney often functions as
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Establishing Child Custody….

  Establishing Child Custody Couples, whether married or not, who have minor children together will be faced with establishing the custody and parenting time of their minor child(ren) if their marriage or other relationship breaks down. ┬áParents may either come to a mutual agreement of the custody and parenting time
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