GUARDIANSHIPS, CONSERVATORSHIPS, AND THE LONGEST DAY!

It’s a gloomy day in the city as cold raindrops splatter and heavy breezes push people in every direction. An elderly man’s face is wet and his gray hair is messy after a slow walk from his car to the bank. Finally, he makes his way to the bank teller and tells her that he [...]

Tuesday, June 6, 2017|Financial|0 Comments

No Blog This Week?… April Fools!

With April Fool’s Day on Saturday, you may want to be on the lookout for suspiciously sudden news, weird mannerisms, and/or funky smelling foods. Everyone knows a beloved prankster who just can’t help it but to spend the entire week plotting the ultimate prank. Maybe you know her. Maybe you are him. Maybe you [...]

Monday, March 27, 2017|attorney, Darren Findling, Financial, The Probate Pro|0 Comments

Tax Filings for Fiduciaries: What Are Your Filing Obligations?

Remember the old adage, “There are only two certainties in life: death and taxes”? The bad news is that there is some truth to it. The good news is that we can help you with both. Most people believe the requirement to file taxes dies when you do, but that could not be further from [...]

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day The Probate Pro Way

Top of the mornin’ to ya! While it is only Monday, many people already have their minds and hearts set on Friday’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Whether you plan to sport your only few pieces of green clothing, hit some of Detroit’s Irish hot spots, partake in the 13 million pints of Guinness that will [...]

Monday, March 13, 2017|attorney, Darren Findling, Financial, The Probate Pro|0 Comments

NATIONAL PROCRASTINATION WEEK: WHAT TRULY CANNOT "WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW"

If you are reading this blog in lieu of doing your work, starting that diet tomorrow instead of today, or watching reruns of the Oscars rather than cleaning, this week is dedicated to you. No, you didn’t read that wrong – it really is National Procrastination Week! As an attorney, I try my best to [...]

PACZKI POP CULTURE

Whether you will be indulging in Fat Tuesday with a Polish Paczki or embellishing your outfit with beads for Mardi Gras, many of us will be celebrating some reason to splurge on heavy foods, booze, and a lot of naps. And while I’ve been eagerly anticipating every bite of tomorrow’s 700-calorie, Hamtramck-style Paczki, I also [...]

Monday, February 27, 2017|Darren Findling, Financial, The Probate Pro|0 Comments

2017 SOCIAL SECURITY CHANGES

In 2017, an SSI recipient's individual income increased from $733 per month to $735 per month.  A couple's SSI benefit increased from $1,100 per month to $1,103 per month. Retired workers received a $5 bump on average, to $1,360. Average Monthly Social Security Benefits 2017 The following are the estimated average monthly Social Security benefits [...]

Thursday, February 23, 2017|attorney, Darren Findling, Financial, Governments, Taxes, The Probate Pro|0 Comments

PET-PROOFED ESTATE PLANNING

For the past 141 years, Americans have spent the week of Valentine’s Day admiring dogs at the Westminister Kennel Club (WKC) Dog Show.  And while the German shepherd stole this year’s crown, we know that all dogs, regardless of breed, are winners. As Americans, much of our time and paychecks are dedicated to caring for [...]

MOURNING MIKE ILITCH: A TRIBUTE TO MR. DETROIT

A very well-written guest blog by our own Amber Atkins on the tragic loss of Detroit's own Mike Ilitch. On Friday, Detroit mourned the loss of Mike Ilitch, owner of Little Caesar’s pizza, the Detroit Tigers, and the Detroit Red Wings. While Mike was best known for the aforementioned holdings, his business dealings also included [...]

PLAN LIKE THE PATRIOT’S: KEY PLAYERS AND CLIPBOARD DOCUMENTS OF ESTATE PLANNING

Whether you are waking up this morning with Patriot pride, fury over the Falcon’s fumble, or are still star struck from Lady Gaga’s performance, I think we can all agree on one take-away from Super Bowl LI: If you choose to put your mind to something, you can achieve it. And yes – I’m talking [...]