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What are the most essential estate planning documents needed by adult children?

If you have adult children (18-years of age or older) you will want to be certain that they sign, both a Health Care (“Patient Advocate Designation”) Power of Attorney, and a Durable Power of Attorney with a HIPAA release.  Your

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What is a “Conservatorship”?

Conservatorship, for our purposes is a legal concept where an individual is subjected to the legal control of another person, known as a Conservator. Conservatorship is established by court order. In Michigan the court may appoint a conservator or make

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Michigan Law Now Requires Power of Attorney “Acceptance”

A recently revised Michigan Statute requires power of attorney “Acceptance” (and Other Formalities). Michigan law has long required signed “acceptances” for Medical Powers of Attorneys/Patient Advocate Designations. But now, the passage of Michigan Public Act 141 of 2012 marks a

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More on Living Wills

A Living Will is a term that is often used in conjunction with “Medical Directive”, “Medical Power of Attorney”, or “Health Care Directive”.  It is a document that expresses the principal’s wishes for medical treatment in the case where he

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Funding/Accessing Trust Assets

We have a client who is listed as his parent’s first choice to be the Successor Trustee of their Living Trust.  He asked me a couple of questions on funding the Trust and on accessing the assets in the Trust

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Milford, Michigan attorney announces new Web site

Milford, Michigan attorney, Rich O’Brien, is happy to announce the launch of the firm’s new Web site at: www.milfordmilawyer.com/. Please take the opportunity to view the site for the Law Firm of Rich O’Brien, PLLC.

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Welcome to the Law Offices of Rich O’Brien, PLLC Blog!

Welcome to the Law Offices of Rich O’Brien, PLLC’s new blog!  Our firm is located in Milford, Michigan and specializes in estate planning, residential real estate transfers, and small business counsel.  Please check back often for news and announcements. If

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