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Michigan Adopts Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA)

By Nicole S. McNair  On November 7, 2023, Governor Whitmer signed the Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA) into law. 2023 PA 187. The UPOAA repeals the durable power of attorney provisions in the Estates and Protected Individuals Code (EPIC), MCL 700.5501–.5505. It...

Three Beneficial Alternative Dispute Resolution Options in Domestic Relations Cases in Michigan

By Phillip Schaedler | February 7, 2024 Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has gained significant importance in the realm of domestic relations cases, providing a more collaborative, compassionate, and efficient way to resolve conflicts compared to traditional...

Michigan’s Firearm Safety Laws 2024: What You Need to Know and How Stimpson & Associates Is Prepared

In 2023, Michigan’s legislature passed a series of bills designed to reduce injuries and deaths from firearms. The new laws will become effective on February 13, 2024, and will impact individuals dealing with estate planning, probate or trust administration, property...