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  • Auto Accident Police Report Tip Do NOT rely solely on the police and the police report to fully document how the accident occurred.
  • Estate Planning: Filling in the Blanks? Even though smart people really know that hiring an experienced estate planning attorney certainly is a better choice, there are plenty of form wills and estate planning documents out there in our Internet world that can be used. They may get the job done, and using something like this is certainly better than doing nothing, yet if you do go this route, beware of mistakes people commonly make when preparing their own wills.
  • Explaining Michigan's Marijuana Law In last November’s election, Michigan voters approved Proposal 1, paving the way for Michigan to join nine other states in legalizing the recreational use of marijuana.
  • What Happens to Pets in a Divorce? When people get divorced, they decide how to divide the marital property and how to share custody of their kids. Those same kinds of decisions might need to be made about pets, if the parties can't come to an agreement.
  • Suspect in a Criminal Investigation? Take This Advice Find out what you should do if you find yourself the suspect in a criminal investigation. Things to keep in mind, what to say and what to do if you find yourself in this situation.
  • Critical steps to take after an accident It's important to know what you should do if you or a loved one is ever involved in a motor vehicle accident. Be prepared by taking these critical steps.
  • Three Myths About Alimony (Spousal Support) Myth 1:  You’re Entitled to It In Michigan, parents are obligated by law to financially support their children and, at times, are required to do so by paying child support. The same is not true for former spouses. There is no requirement that because your spouse financially supported you during your marriage that he has …
  • Five Tips to Keep You Safe on the Great Lakes It may not officially be summer, yet, but the warmer temperatures make it the perfect time to head to the beach. Since we live in a state surrounded by the five Great Lakes, there is no shortage of places we can escape to and enjoy the water. However, if we don’t take the proper precautions …
  • Educate Yourself About Bike Safety One of our favorite things to do during the summer is give away mountain bikes through our Bikes for Kids program. Inspired by attorney Chuck Boyk, from Toledo, Ohio, we started our version of the program in June 2016. Bikes for Kids aims to recognize children in our surrounding area who are doing good things …
  • You've been arrested, now what? Imagine this. You receive a call from the local jail. It is a close friend or loved one. They tell you, “I’ve been arrested for a felony offense.” Without question, your mind will begin to swirl and you may become overwhelmed by fear and confusion. The moment you hear those words, your mind needs to …
  • Ways to Avoid Arrest for Drinking and Driving You went out with friends, and consumed alcoholic beverages, and decided you were OK to drive home. You’re almost home, when you see flashing lights behind you. You don’t remember speeding or doing anything else wrong. What should you do now? Here are seven things you should do, if you’ve been pulled over after you’ve …
  • Wet Roads Require Caution As Michigan hovers between winter and spring weather, we face wet roads. Just like on snowy and icy roads, we need to keep some things in mind when driving in wet conditions. State Farm and AAA Insurance have some suggestions on what to do to keep yourself safe during the changing weather. Be prepared: Rain …

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