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The Biden Administration’s Biggest Changes to Tax and Estate Law in 2021: An Executive Summary

Posted by Kimberly Crank Browning | Oct 06, 2021 | 0 Comments

With any new presidential administration come new financial priorities, and the Biden administration has been no exception. In 2021, we have some major overhauls to tax and estate law, including the expiration of many pandemic-related credit and assistance programs. Here, we'll summarize some of the major tax and estate law changes for the year and what we might expect looking forward to 2022.

Practice Panther Spotlights GLFPE

Posted by Great Lakes | Jun 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

We're excited to be featured in PracticePanther‘s Law Firm of the Week series! Learn more about each of our practice specializations and how we lead with a client-focused approach at our firm:…/great-lakes-family…/

Family Cottages and Succession Planning

Posted by Great Lakes | Jun 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Family cottages hold happy memories for many Michiganders.  Clients often inquire about succession planning strategies to keep the beloved getaway home in the family.  A client's family dynamics and overall objectives determine the best strategy.  Options available include: distribute the propert...

Dress, Flowers, Cake… and a Prenuptial Agreement

Posted by Great Lakes | Apr 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

Wedding season is officially here!  With wedding season kicking off, lovebirds all over Michigan are discussing their future together.  A great long-term planning strategy for couples contemplating marriage is to consult with an attorney to discuss a prenuptial agreement.  A prenuptial agreement ...

Settlement of Flint Water Cases and Special Needs Children

Posted by Great Lakes | Mar 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Registration to participate in the civil settlement In re Flint Water Cases with the state of Michigan, McLaren hospitals and Rowe Professional Services Co. closes on Monday, March 29th. The settlement's major focus is on the individuals that were most impacted by the lead poisoning – young child...

Indoor Family Visits are Finally Allowed at Nursing Homes

Posted by Great Lakes | Mar 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Last month I was with an 81-year-old client at a nursing home. We stood knee deep in a snow drift outside a window looking in at her husband of 56 years. Peering in the window, shivering, my client held a cell phone to her ear while her other hand tapped on the glass. My client was determined to ...

The $188 Billion Question: Can We Fix the Great Lakes Water & Sewer Infrastructure Crisis? | Join the Alliance for the Great Lakes this Thursday, March 11 at 11 ET/10 CT!

Posted by Great Lakes | Mar 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

Communities across the #GreatLakes are grappling with crumbling, antiquated drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. Join the Alliance for the Great Lakes this Thursday, March 11 at 11 ET/10 CT for a conversation with three experts who can help us understand the scale of this problem and opp...

Alliance for the Great Lakes | Ambassador Announcement

Posted by Great Lakes | Mar 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

Christina M. Lejkowski has been selected to the prestigious position of Ambassador for the Alliance of the Great Lakes.  As an Ambassador, Ms. Lejkowski will act as a representative of the Alliance of the Great Lakes to inform the community about various issues facing the Great Lakes.  Particular...

Sunshine brings thoughts of Spring and Succession Planning

Posted by Great Lakes | Mar 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

The sun is out and the snow is melting!  Michigan is reopening and people are smiling, driving fun cars, and enjoying each other's company.  Spring brings thoughts of new life and longevity.  Many people agree that the best peace of mind comes with knowing our family and friends are happy and hea...

Guardianship – Not a Thriller

Posted by Great Lakes | Feb 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

I Care a Lot – the #1 movie on Netflix has many people wondering about guardianship and the real possibility of losing control of everything in life. The idea of a complete stranger in charge of your health care and living arrangements and everything you own is unsettling.  Is it possible?  Of co...

Snowy Days and thoughts of Long Term Care

Posted by Great Lakes | Feb 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

Snowy days encourage many of us to be thankful for warmth and safety.  Vulnerable populations, including elderly individuals, are particularly at risk of being unable to adequately care for themselves.  Although children and friends help elderly people out as much as possible, life is busy. Long ...