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Seasonal Serenity: Estate Planning Tips for the Holidays

Posted by Ean P. Hamilton, Esq. | Dec 12, 2023 | 0 Comments

As the holiday season approaches, the last thing on most people's minds is estate planning. However, taking some time to consider your estate during this festive time can provide you and your loved ones with invaluable peace of mind. In this blog, we'll explore estate planning tips tailored for the holidays, ensuring that you can cherish the moments with family and friends without worrying about the future.

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Contract Check-Up: Ensuring a Strong Business Partnership

Posted by Philip E. Hamilton, Esq. | Nov 14, 2023 | 0 Comments

Starting a business partnership is an exhilarating venture, full of hopes, dreams, and the potential for success. In the early stages, it's easy to focus on the exciting aspects of your collaboration: innovative ideas, shared goals, and the promise of growth. However, it's essential not to overlook the importance of the less glamorous side of business – legal documentation. When entering a business partnership, having your contract reviewed by a legal expert is a critical step that modern entrepreneurs should not neglect. In this blog, we'll explore why involving a legal expert is a must in today's fast-paced and often complex business world.

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Developing A Plan For Your Digital Assets

Posted by Ean P. Hamilton, Esq. | Mar 15, 2023 | 0 Comments

Because it has happened gradually, you may not have realized how much the world has changed. If you are in your forties, you likely have memories of typewriters, word processors, and receiving copies of AOL CDs in the mail. Technological growth happens exponentially, and it develops quickly. We...

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A Fresh Look At Contracts

Posted by Philip E. Hamilton, Esq. | Feb 06, 2023 | 0 Comments

At Hamilton Law, PLC, we have significant experience working with contracts. When you have a command over properly drafting and understanding how to read contracts, it doesn't matter if they are for employment purposes, a transaction, or whether they are attached to a large or small business. T...

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What Litigation Looks Like

Posted by Philip E. Hamilton, Esq. | Dec 06, 2022 | 0 Comments

Although you have likely heard the term “litigation” before, you may not fully understand what it means or what the process looks like. Fortunately, most people will never have to experience it. It can be mentally exhausting and stressful. There is also the fear of the unknown because what mo...

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Estate Planning Is Essential For Traveling

Posted by Ean P. Hamilton, Esq. | Nov 09, 2022 | 0 Comments

We are looking at the importance of estate planning before you travel for two distinct purposes. First and foremost, it is an important step to ensure you are protected. Though we will explain how and why in a moment, that is the primary goal. Additionally, to learn why it is so critical, you mus...

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What ADR Looks Like In Michigan

Posted by Philip E. Hamilton, Esq. | Oct 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

ADR is the common abbreviation for alternative dispute resolution. ADR can not only deliver you a solution while saving you the cost and time associated with civil litigation, but it can give you more of a voice. Appeals aside, when a judge makes a decision, it's final. There is no room for fur...

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What A Living Trust Can Do For You

Posted by Ean P. Hamilton, Esq. | Sep 01, 2022 | 0 Comments

You will accumulate assets that you have legal ownership over during your lifetime. Your name is on the title of your car, the deed to your home, and you—and perhaps your spouse—are the only ones who can access your bank accounts. There are levels of protection to ensure that what we own cannot...

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The Value Of Trademarks

Posted by Philip E. Hamilton, Esq. | Aug 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

Your business is more than its product or service. People build companies based on shared values and standards. There's a certain feeling and mindset that people enter into when they use your product. For instance, Jeeps may draw consumers seeking adventure and exploration. Businesses use words...

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Non-Profits & 501(c)(3) Organizations

Posted by Philip E. Hamilton, Esq. | Jul 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

The term 501(c)(3) is pulled directly from Title 26 of the U.S. Code, referred to as the IRS tax code. These apply to taxes, but there is a specific section dedicated solely to non-profit organizations—which is section 501(c)(3). Any organization that meets the criteria can be exempt from pay...

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A Will Won’t Prevent Probate

Posted by Ean P. Hamilton, Esq. | May 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

A will doesn't prevent your assets from passing through probate. Before we explain why, it is important to note that we are not trying to dissuade you from creating a will. They are precious estate planning tools. The attorneys at Hamilton Law draft wills for our clients, and we wouldn't do s...

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Lapses, Updates, & Probate Litigation

Posted by Ean P. Hamilton, Esq. | Apr 06, 2022 | 0 Comments

Michigan has an anti-lapse statute. When you understand how these work in conjunction with estate planning, you can ensure your assets go to your intended beneficiaries. Additionally, you could prevent your estate from triggering probate litigation after you pass away. People build estate plans to make things easier for their loved ones. With that in mind, let's go over the impact an anti-lapse statute can have on your estate and how you can plan for it. 

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Why After-Death Services Are Important

Posted by Ean P. Hamilton, Esq. | Mar 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

Estate planning is vitally important. Although we have said it before, it bears the need to be repeated: estate planning is a selfish act that you do for the benefit of those you leave behind. Without one, your family has the monumental task of navigating settling your affairs. For instance, im...

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The Basics Of Michigan’s Cannabis Laws

Posted by Philip E. Hamilton, Esq. | Feb 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

The laws surrounding cannabis can be confusing. Many people grew up under the premise that marijuana was a Schedule 1 controlled substance. These drugs have a high potential for abuse and possess no medical use. On a federal level, it continues to live under that classification. However—and this ...

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The Benefits Of A Power Of Attorney

Posted by Ean P. Hamilton, Esq. | Jan 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

To better understand the beneficial power of attorney, you must first know what you lose by not having one. No one plans on being incapacitated or seriously injured. But if it happens, we have loved ones and family members to take care of us, to talk to the doctors on our behalf, to pay the mor...

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