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Do I need a Michigan Revocable Living Trust?

Posted on July 21, 2018
There are 3 main reasons to set up a revocable living trust in Michigan. If any 1 of the 3 applies to you, a trust can be a great estate planning tool. But if none of the 3 apply, why go through the time and expense of setting up a complicated legal document that is ... CONTINUE READING

Michigan Ends 171-year-old Dower Rights Law

Posted on January 22, 2017
“ wife’s dower right is abolished and unenforceable either through statute or at common law.” MCL 558.30 With that simple sentence, Michigan’s 171-year history of providing dower rights to married women has ended, effective April 6, 2017. In a brief nutshell, dower laws were originally enacted during a time when women were not legally allowed ... CONTINUE READING

Attorney Adam Zuwerink opens new office location in Holland, Michigan

Posted on November 12, 2016
West Michigan Law is one of the newest establishments to the City of Holland, headed by real estate and small business attorney Adam Zuwerink. Zuwerink recently opened a second office at 493 Century Lane, Suite 103, after originally opening a Muskegon office in February, 2013. “My family and I moved to the Holland area last ... CONTINUE READING

West Michigan Law, P.C. Joins Nextlaw Global Referral Network

Posted on October 5, 2016
10/5/16, Muskegon, Michigan – West Michigan Law, P.C. today announced it has joined the Nextlaw Global Referral Network, enabling it to connect its clients to high quality lawyers around the world. Nextlaw Global Referral Network is the largest legal referral network in the world, with 283 member firms, 18,600 lawyers covering 160 countries. Attorney Adam Zuwerink ... CONTINUE READING

FAQ about the Michigan Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

Posted on May 1, 2016
Michigan recently passed the “Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act,” which will become effective on June 27, 2016. The new law is a much needed update to match Michigan estate planning rules with the realities of our digital and electronic lives. It used to be that when a parent passed away, or needed help with ... CONTINUE READING

New Michigan Law Allows for Funeral Representative Designation in Estate Planning

Posted on April 25, 2016
The State of Michigan recently passed a new law (which will become effective on June 27, 2016) that allows you to name a funeral representative, who is a person with the authority to make decisions regarding your final arrangements and resting place after death. We believe this is a much needed update to existing Michigan ... CONTINUE READING

New Rule in Michigan for State Real Estate Transfer Tax

Posted on March 12, 2016
Update: (March 12, 2016) Now that the Michigan Department of Treasury has updated their refund application form and is no longer challenging this refund, our law firm will no longer be processing the initial application on behalf of clients. A copy of the new application form can be found here, and the information you will ... CONTINUE READING

Attorney Adam Zuwerink Partners with JDSupra Business Advisor

Posted on February 2, 2016
Attorney Adam Zuwerink and West Michigan Law are excited to partner with JDSupra Business Advisor in 2016 for the publication and dissemination of our original content, specifically tailored to our branded “GovCon Legal Services” focused on small business entities that contract with governmental entities. JDSupra is the leading information curator for content creators focused on the legal community, delivering daily content ... CONTINUE READING

How the DOJ’s New Regulatory Framework for Gun Trusts Managed to Strike a Reasonable Balance

Posted on January 27, 2016
On January 15, 2016, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a final rule that fundamentally changed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) regulatory environment for items that are manufactured and transferred under the National Firearms Act (NFA) – namely: automatic weapons, silencers, and suppressors. But amongst all of the recent gun control ... CONTINUE READING

Ami Gongalski and Adam Zuwerink Receive CFMC and CCCM Certifications from NCMA

Posted on November 6, 2015
West Michigan Law, P.C. is proud to announce that Manager Ami Gongalski earned certification from the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) as a Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM), and Attorney Adam Zuwerink earned certification as a Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM). The NCMA professional certification program is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, ... CONTINUE READING