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Fraser Trebilcock’s Summer 2015 Estate Strategies newsletter contains valuable information on a variety of Trusts and Estates topics, including: A look at how the Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges impacts Michigan trust & estate laws. Important information on […]
If you know anyone who receives long-term care services covered by Medicaid, it is highly likely that their estate will be subject to estate recovery unless specific actions are taken to prevent estate recovery. Estate recovery is the program through […]
Reminder: Plan Sponsors of Certain Applicable Self-Funded Health Plans Must Make PCORI Fee Payment By July 31, 2015 Please let this serve as a reminder that the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee is due by July 31st and must […]
In a legal landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage (Obergefell v. Hodges). Previously, we blogged about changes to employee benefit plans, and trust and estate documents. Now, here’s a […]
The Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges will have wide-ranging implications across the country. The impact on estate planning and the administration of trusts and estates in Michigan is staggering. The Obergefell ruling dictates that same-sex couples may exercise […]
On Friday, June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued the 5-4 landmark decision in Obergefell v Hodges striking down same-sex marriage bans across the country as unconstitutional under the Fourteenth Amendment.
When Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA), it had a drastic effect on both the estate and gift tax laws and planning opportunities for many estate planners. ATRA increased the estate and gift tax exemption to […]
Ten years have passed since the death of Terri Schiavo. While Terri’s case was tragic, her story serves as a lesson to us all about the importance of taking the time to prepare the proper legal documents that will help […]