Your Estate Plan and Your Safe Deposit Box

If you have an estate plan and a safe deposit box (SDB) you may be wondering one of two things. First, can (and should) you re-title your SDB in the name of your trust? Second, is your SDB a good place to keep your estate plan documents? This post will address both questions. Read More

Rebecca Wrock Writes for State Bar Newsletter

Did you know that May is National Pet Month?

Mammel Law Attorney Rebecca Wrock has been published three times this year on animal law matters, most recently on the topic of including pets in your estate plan. She has lectured on the topic for law students in the US and Canada. Read her article in the newsletter for the State Bar of Michigan Animal Law Section here.

Is your pet accounted for in your estate plan?

Telling Your Children About Your Estate Plan

Death and taxes – they are the two certainties in life. But how often do we actually talk about them with those we love? There are many reasons why telling your children about your plans in advance makes sense. Here are a few things to keep in mind: Read More

Protecting Your Pet in Case of Your Death or Incapacity

While we have many people in our busy lives, our pets have only us. Everyone needs an estate plan, and no pet owner’s plan is complete without ensuring that his or her beloved pet is provided for. Have you thought about what would happen to your pet if you are deceased or incapacitated? Read More

Who Will Take Care of Your Pet After Your Death?

For many, pets are part of the family – but have you considered what would happen to your pet if you die or become incapacitated? Because pets don’t receive the same protections under the law as do other dependents, it is up to pet owners to ensure that there is a legally effective plan in place. Read More