Nicholas R. Dekker

Electronic Signatures are Generally Enforceable

Now more than ever, the transaction of business is dependent on the use of electronic means to secure a person’s signature. Everything from change of beneficiary designations to purchase agreements can now be signed electronically. While there are a few exceptions to this general rule – notably, estate planning documents still require a traditional written …

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Light It Up Blue!

Beginning April 2, 2015, Cunningham Dalman, P.C. will “Light It Up Blue” in celebration of World Autism Awareness Day! We will be joining iconic landmarks, hotels, sporting venues, concert halls, museums, schools, universities, bridges, retail stores, and thousands of homes around the world in this important celebration. In case you are unaware, here are some …

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Second Family Marriages

Estate planning for second family often gets overlooked. The irony is that these situations typically require the most planning. In Michigan, a person who passes away without an estate plan will have her assets distributed under Michigan’s Inestate Succession statute. This one-size-fits-all approach often misses the mark. These laws rarely take into account the issues …

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Have Your Assets Increased In Value? Be Aware of the Taxes On a Sale

Having assets increase in value is very beneficial, but it does not come without its challenges. For most assets, the increased value is subject to either individual income tax or capital gain. Simply put, income tax is generated from your “own efforts” while capital gain results from your :investments.” The amount of individual income tax …

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Will You Be Able to Make Medical Decisions if Something Happened to Your Children?

It’s important to remember that along with the typical rights and responsibilities we associate with turning 18, there are other consequences of adulthood that require action by parents to protect their adult children. Once a child turns 18 and attains legal adulthood, the relationship between parent and child becomes drastically different. The Health Insurance Portability …

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