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The law can seem like a daunting and complex tangle. The attorneys of Cunningham Dalman are here to help. If you require legal representation or would like to seek advice from a law expert, we hope you’ll talk with someone at our firm. We also encourage you to learn more about legal issues that matter to you. On this page you will find valuable information about many different aspects of the law. We encourage you to spend some time browsing this collection of posts written by Cunningham Dalman attorneys.

Don’t Pay For Free Documents Or Overpay For Services

Beware of offers to sell you services you don’t need, or documents to which you are already entitled! Numerous clients along the lakeshore recently have reported being approached by companies offering to sell copies of certain documents, especially deeds related to recent real estate transactions. Companies offer to provide these documents at a cost of

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The importance of working “on” the business

When your business is doing well, it’s easy to just work “in” the business and not “on” it. In other words, the day-to-day customer and client demands dictate your day and you don’t take the steps to focus on important ways to position your company for the future. One of these actions is strategic planning. Which

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Second family marriages

Estate planning for second families 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 his or her assets distributed under Michigan’s Intestate Succession statute. This one-size-fits-all approach often misses the mark. These laws rarely take into account

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How Would You Spend Lottery Winnings as a 20-Something?

Are you comfortable with how your 20 year-old child might spend an inheritance if you and your spouse unexpectedly passed away? According to an article by David Dobbs in the October 2011 issue of National Geographic (“Beautiful Brains”), the human brain is in the process of development from age 12 to 25. Because of the

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Protect your personal assets from business liabilities

As a business owner, you may have protected your assets from liabilities by setting up a business entity such as a corporation or limited liability company. But have you protected your personal assets against other liabilities? Business owners have legal risks from business creditors. Risks include a customer who slips and falls on the owner’s

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Protect the inheritance you plan to leave for your children

Would you want the assets you have earned during your life going to your child’s creditor or ex-spouse after your death? These are difficult subjects to acknowledge, but they can and do happen. If your inheritance goes directly to a child or loved one (e.g. through a will or trust), those funds become an asset

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