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Study says fewer people inherit wealth in the U.S.

Estate planning is important, especially for those who plan to leave an inheritance behind. Wills are one item that need to be written to ensure that items and assets are dispersed as per one's wishes after death.Michigan readers may be interested to know that according to recent news, inheritance trends are changing. Many parents do not have money to leave behind, let alone money for their own retirement or care in later life. According to a recent study, only 16 percent of parents stated that they were planning on leaving an inheritance to their children. In comparison, 40 percent of young Americans think that there will be something left behind when a parent passes.

Michigan woman charged with embezzling $140,000 from father

Power of attorney is a valuable tool as it allows people to have their affairs managed even when they are incapacitated. It can sometimes open the door to abuse, though. People who have been given powers of attorney may misuse what they have been entrusted with for their own personal gain.

From frozen sperm to heir apparent?

An interesting question is arising with the increased use of In Vitro fertilization. If those that donate their genes perish prior to the test-tube conception, can their offspring still be considered heirs and receive benefits?

Judge extends temporary guardianship of TV star Ariel Winter

Here in Detroit, fans of the television hit "Modern Family" may be aware of some of the troubles facing one of the show's young stars. A judge has recently ruled that the sister of "Modern Family" star Ariel Winter should retain temporary guardianship status over her for at least several more weeks. Winter's sister was awarded guardianship after reports of emotional abuse inflicted by the star's mother.

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