Estate Planning

Wills Are For Everyone

When legendary singer Aretha Franklin died of advanced pancreatic cancer at age 76, she did not have a will or trust, according to documents filed in Oakland County Probate Court. And now that $80 million estate of the intensely private Queen of Soul is about to become very public and possibly very taxing for her…

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Some Ways to Account for Inherited Assets

As difficult as it is to lose a loved one, it would be nice if the financial situation sorted itself out after a death. Unfortunately, receiving the assets of a deceased spouse or family member can be a complex process. Most people have their money stored in a variety of different financial vehicles — checking…

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