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Will your estate be taxed?

The common belief amongst many in Battle Creek may be that the government will always find a way to take its bite out of your assets and property. That assumption likely extends to your estate; why else would there be an estate tax? Yet rather than questioning why there is an estate tax, a better question may be whether or not your estate will actually owe it. 

Surviving spouses receive protection under intestate succession

Michigan law, like other states, provides for how a deceased person’s estate will pass if the deceased did not have a valid will in place. Many people die without a will. When they do, they have given up the power to direct who gets any part of their property.

Myth-busting: What you need to know about wills

Thinking about your Michigan estate planning needs now is an indication that you have assets and/or loved ones, and you care about what happens to them after you die. We at Vandervoort, Christ & Fisher, P.C., have often provided counsel for people who are planning their wills.

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