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The key to avoiding bitter conflict among heirs, is to have candid discussions well before the reading of the will.

July 20, 2019

Family Fights over Personal Items or Artwork

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Do not put off finalizing and signing your estate planning documents, just because you have reached an impasse on who to name as trustee.

July 3, 2019

Choosing a Trustee: Family or Professional?

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Planning to hand off significant assets, especially a business, to the next generation is a financial decision. However, it is one that also requires the careful handling of a family’s internal dynamics.

May 9, 2019

The Family Business: Tips On Passing To The Next Generation

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As the next generation buys out, is gifted, or inherits the farm, what are frequent sticking points that arise?

April 17, 2019

What You Need to Know, If the Next Generation Is Inheriting the Family Farm

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A family from the United Kingdom has made international news, as a result of an alleged will forgery fueled by a mother-in-law’s disdain for her daughter’s husband.

April 11, 2019

Disinheritance of Family Members

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After a period of divorce or widowhood, you, your newly beloved and your respective children are about to become a ‘blended family.’ You and you partner will be creating a new family dynamic, which will hopefully be rewarding, but can be fraught with challenges, if little attention is paid to the consequences of the relationships.

March 27, 2019

How Do I Plan for a Blended Family?

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Here at Elisabeth Pickle Law, PLC, we are following the news about Coronavirus and a second burst of the traditional flu that’s impacting people in our community. While we don’t believe that anyone should panic, we do want to encourage anyone with older or immuno-compromised loved ones to be prepared.The CDC is encouraging everyone to […]

March 9, 2020

Preparing Older and Sick Loved Ones for Flu and Coronavirus

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The New Year stands before us like a chapter in a book waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals. Our goal for the New Year is to continue to bring you interesting and informative content that you can use to strengthen your estate planning house and bring peace of […]

January 1, 2020

Happy New Year From Elisabeth Pickle Law, PLC

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Here are a few documents that families will need, if parents are to remain involved in the medical and financial affairs of a child who has reached adulthood.

October 21, 2019

What Estate Planning Documents Should I Have for My College Student?

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When the ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin died last year, it was believed that she hadn’t prepared any kind of estate plan, including a last will and testament. However, a few months ago, three handwritten wills were found in her home near Detroit. Two were in a locked closet and one was stuffed beneath the cushions of a couch!

October 11, 2019

Still Waiting to Update Your Estate Plan?

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