Sharan Levine answers your estate planning questions amid the COVID-19 crisis

Sharan Levine Sharan Levine answers your estate planning questions amid the COVID-19 crisis By Sharan Levine SLevine@levine-levine.com MICHIGAN – March 19, 2020 — In the wake of the global COVID-19 crisis, we have heard from many of our clients asking for guidance on a variety of matters, especially when it comes to estate planning.   […]

The importance of estate planning when living with a chronic illness

The importance of estate planning when living with a chronic illness KALAMAZOO, MICH. – June 26, 2019 — Today, nearly 130 million Americans live with a chronic illness or disability.  By 2020, this number will increase to 157 million. Currently, six in 10 Americans live with a least one chronic disease.      A chronic illness […]

Divorce and Estate Planning

Rachel L. Gruetzner Kalamazoo Area Divorce & Estate Planning Attorneys KALAMAZOO, MICH. – June 26, 2018 – What happens if someone is injured, incapacitated, or even dies while a divorce is pending? Unfortunately, these worst-case scenarios can, and do, occur.  At Levine & Levine, we encourage our clients to consider these questions from the initiation of […]

Estate Planning Considerations under the Trump Administration

Estate Planning Considerations under the Trump Administration KALAMAZOO, MICH. – May 15, 2017 – What is the future of the federal estate tax? On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump promised to completely repeal the federal estate tax.  Now, the president has alluded that the release of his tax reform proposal is on the horizon and commentators […]

Estate Planning Digital Assets

Anastase Markou Estate Planning Digital Assets​ KALAMAZOO, MICH. – Sept. 27, 2017 – Under Michigan law, a fiduciary acting under a last will and testament or durable power of attorney, or a trustee acting under a trust agreement, can legally request the digital assets of the individual they represent. The durable power of attorney document or […]

Why is Estate Planning an Essential Aspect of Financial
 Management? 

Anastase Markou Why is Estate Planning an Essential Aspect of Financial Management? KALAMAZOO, MICH. – Oct. 10, 2016 – Estate planning is an essential aspect of financial management both from a personal and business perspective.  On a personal level, a current Will, Trust (if necessary), Durable Power of Attorney and the Health Care Directive, and letter […]

Prince leaving ultimate control to others- a conflicting truth

Sharan Lee Levine Prince Leaving Ultimate Control to Others: A Conflicting Truth KALAMAZOO, MICH. – May 16, 2016 – Prince’s death without an apparent Will or estate plan is causing many people to ask questions about what happens to a person’s property and wealth if you die without a Will. And these questions are reminding […]