The State Bar of Michigan’s montly journal has recently reviewed our book, Trial & Heirs: Famous Fortune Fights!. Here are some of the highlights:
After reading Trial & Heirs, I am convinced that I need an estate plan. It’s time to get serious about, you know, death. Danielle and Andrew Mayoras, Michigan estate-planning attorneys who are married to each other, have written a lighthearted book. But a reader can’t miss what they’re really talking about: the dreaded D-word. Isn’t the whole point of estate planning to plan for your own inevitable death? Luckily, the Mayorases probably agree with Bugs Bunny: “Don’t take life too seriously; no one gets out alive.”
The whole point of estate planning is to control your property from the beyond. Or, if the decedent (legalese for dead person) is a bit more altruistic, to lessen the pain of death, taxes, and unnecessary disputes for survivors. And most disputes are avoidable.
In fact, “Avoid a family fight!,” a sidebar in every chapter, is one of the