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Long-term Care Planning

The terms elder law and long-term care planning are used by some to have different meanings. At Dafoe Law, we educate our clients on the law and provide strategies that the clients understand to plan for the future. Long-term care…

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Digital Assets – What to Do?

Digital Assets is an entire category of commonly-overlooked legacy to consider – digital assets. Don’t worry if you didn’t consider these assets when made your will or trust – it’s surprisingly common and, luckily, easy to correct. What are digital assets?…

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Types of Trusts

10 Types of Trusts: A Quick Look Considering the myriad of trusts available, creating an estate plan that works can seem daunting.  However, that’s what we, as estate planning attorneys, do every day. We know the laws and will design…

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Stress Test Your Estate Plan

Estate plan updating So you've done the hard work of establishing an estate plan. There is still plenty of work to do to ensure that your estate plan and the strategies in them continue to work correctly. Keeping it up…

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Trust Funding

Funding of a trust is crucial to effective estate planning. Without proper funding, a trust is merely an expensive pile of paper. In re Living Trust, unpublished per curiam of the Court of Appeals, issued January 29, 2015 (docket no.…

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Probate

Probate in Michigan Probate has become the modern bugaboo. However, it is not as bad as some make it out to be. It has particular advantages and disadvantages that require a thoughtful evaluation to determine if they are right for…

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