Legal News & Updates
Simple Estate Plans for $225
We are now offering a basic will, durable power of attorney, medical power of attorney for just $225. That is the total cost for a couple, or for a single person. To get started, first visit our details page and then call 616-235-6000, or use our contact page. That is all there is to planning your future!
We are also offering an enhanced version that plans for long term management of finances for minor children to assure that funds are managed until the kids reach appropriate ages to receive funds. This enhanced document includes a trust that is funded by your will for the benefit of your children. It provides for their care and education until they reach adult age (eighteen in Michigan) and then provides incremental disbursements of the principal over several years as they mature financially. This instrument is offered for $500.
COVID-19 Laws in Plain English
Realizing that the state of the law is very fluid and rapidly evolving creature, here is a quick look at the federal legislation that is either already in place, or about to be enacted to address the novel coronavirus outbreak in the United States. The President and Congress have put forth several legislative packages attempting to ease the impact of COVID-19 on the health care system and the broader economy.
Estate Planning Alert
The SECURE Act was passed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 297 to 120 on December 17, 2019 and by a vote of 71 to 23 by the Senate on December 19, 2019. The Act’s prevailing goal is to encourage employers who may have previously resisted offering tax-advantageous retirement plans, due to their expense and administrative requirements, to increase access to their employees..