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“Ladybird Deed” language removed from Michigan Tax Guidelines

USA - July 14 2014 Many people have heard of a "Ladybird Deed," but few understand how Ladybird Deeds work. In essence, this type of deed allows property to pass…


Cottage transfers of ownership without uncapping property tax broadened under Michigan House Bill

USA - June 16 2014 On December 27, 2012, HR-4753 was signed into law by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. As discussed in our previous blog post, "HR-4753: An Early Christmas…

Co-authors: Laura E. Radle .


Bill would change post-death decision making in Michigan

USA - June 10 2014 Michigan law currently permits any resident to designate a "patient advocate" during his or her lifetime. The patient advocate is tasked with making…


Happy National Healthcare Decisions Day: why an advance directive is a crucial part of estate planning

USA - April 16 2014 Today is a day that, until recently, I wasn't aware had any independent significance other than being April 16. However, April 16 is - and has been…


Rental cottages and limits on federal income tax deductions

USA - March 26 2014 It's a dilemma that many cottage owners face: you want to earn extra money while away from your cottage but you are worried about the hassles that…

Co-authors: Katie K. Wilbur, Laura E. Radle .