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February 2017 Archives

Understanding your digital assets during estate planning

2488869_1.jpgUnder Michigan law, a fiduciary acting under a last will and testament or durable power of attorney, or a trustee acting under a trust agreement, can legally request the digital assets of the individual they represent. The durable power of attorney document or trust agreement does grant full power to the fiduciary allowing for the management of all digital assets in order to comply with this law. A digital asset means "an electronic record in which the user has a right or interest." Examples include email accounts, brokerage accounts, social media accounts, text messages, photos, information stored on a phone, airline miles, e-books, videos, digital currency, website domains, or anything stored in the cloud.

Court Reverses Conviction in Case Where Defendant Not Allowed to Present Defense to Jury

`2061980_1.jpgA driver in Kalamazoo County lost consciousness due to a medical emergency while operating her vehicle. The car jumped the curb and struck a individual on a lawnmower and that person sustained serious injuries as the result of the crash.

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