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Probate/Estate Planning

Upcoming Seminars
Live 05/07/14
Bruce Ross provides a strategic guide to trust litigation in this interactive, limited enrollment session. Get expert guidance on how to deftly manage each element of a trust case. You'll be part of the discussion and get your questions answered.

Live 05/08-10/14 | Electronic Materials
Prepare for new realities in probate and estate planning and stay on top of the "gotcha" areas in your practice. Handle elder law and increasingly sticky income tax issues, and more. Whether new to practice or a seasoned pro, the institute is for you.

On-Demand Webcast 05/21/14
Get proven estate planning strategies for second marriages. Learn to create enforceable prenuptial agreements, counsel blended family clients, and tailor your estate plans to protect your client's assets and provide for their loved ones.

Live 06/25/14
Learn the best solutions to the range of issues found in drafting for an estate under $5 million using a hypothetical case study as part of this hands-on seminar in the Probate and Estate Planning Certificate Program.

On-Demand Seminars
Presented 04/26/12 | Webcast |
Michigan’s most knowledgeable Medicaid professionals explain how to protect your clients as they guide you through estate recovery and other recent developments.

Presented 04/23/13 | Webcast |
Protect your clients with guidance on recent rules changes, divestment planning nuts and bolts, estate recovery developments and exploitation issues from Michigan’s most knowledgeable Medicaid professionals.

Presented 02/16/12 | Webcast |
Respond to the rapid changes in estate planning that affect your documents. This perennially popular and valuable program gives you sample forms covering estate recovery, the new durable powers of attorney act, and more.

Presented 02/14/13 | Webcast |
Respond to the rapid changes in estate planning that affect your documents. This perennially popular and valuable program gives you sample forms covering the new durable powers of attorney statute, trust protectors, pre- and post-nuptials, and more.

Presented 06/16/12 | Electronic Materials
ICLE's popular annual Institute includes materials from FOUR dynamic featured speakers, the latest information on Michigan tax changes, next steps for estate recovery, and materials from THREE new, innovative breakout tracks.

Presented 06/15/13 | Electronic Materials
ICLE's most popular Institute includes materials from dynamic national speakers and talented Michigan experts covering key federal tax changes, joint trusts, and effectively dealing with aging clients, plus materials from new, innovative breakout tracks.

Presented 08/28/12 | Webcast |
Michigan’s leading Medicare experts cover how to incorporate Medicare advocacy into your practice. Includes an overview of Medicare A, B, C, and D, Medicare discharge planning, MPRO appeals, billing clients for Medicare legal work, and Medicare resources.

Presented 12/06/12 | Webcast |
Understand trustee duties and liabilities under the Michigan Trust Code, investments from the fiduciary perspective, issues involving real estate held by the trust, the obligation to inform and report to beneficiaries, and trust distributions.

Presented 02/28/12 | Webcast |
Get expert advice on the most up-to-date estate and gift tax developments including dealing with the IRS post-death and effectuating property transfers after Klooster.

Presented 02/05/13 | Webcast |
Learn what steps you need to take in 2013 and beyond to create estate plans that work for your clients and to address common pitfalls. Get expert advice on recent estate and gift tax developments.

Presented 03/13/14 | On-Demand Webcast
Get expert advice on recent estate, gift, and income tax developments, including portability. Learn the steps you need to take in 2014 and beyond to prepare estate plans that benefit your clients and avoid common pitfalls.

Presented 11/12/13 | On-Demand Webcast
Learn top asset protection strategies including techniques to protect future earnings of high-income debtors and using self-settled spendthrift trusts effectively. Plus get expert tips to avoid common ethical pitfalls and prevent fraudulent transfers.

Presented 06/18/13 | Webcast |
Learn to effectively deal with complex matters unique to older clients, clients with disabilities, and their families. Covers incapacity and powers of attorney, Medicaid and VA benefits, special needs trusts, and guardianships and conservatorships.

Presented 05/30/12 | Webcast |
Whether or not representing athletes is a major part of your practice, you may be confronted with questions from clients about sports and the law. Our expert panel walks you through issues facing athletes of all ages, from high school to the pros.

Presented 04/30/13 | On-Demand Webcast
Learn best practices for drafting durable powers of attorney (DPOAs), including incapacity, specific health directives, and agent authority issues. Avoid potential litigation triggers and roadblocks from hospitals, banks, and title companies.

Presented 02/13/14 | Webcast |
Respond to the rapid changes in estate planning that affect your documents. This perennially popular and valuable program gives you sample forms covering caregiver contracts, gun trusts, Ladybird deeds, and more.

Presented 04/26/12 | Webcast |
Michigan’s top financial and estate planning experts give you practical advice on planning for special needs children and their families, including durable powers of attorney, special needs trusts, public benefits, and financial planning strategies.

Presented 12/05/12 | On-Demand Webcast
The new Michigan Uniform Principal and Income Act amendments are here. Starting with a UPIA refresher, the state’s leading expert then walks you through the most important changes and what you must do to meet the new requirements.

Presented 02/02/12 | Webcast |
Learn how to make retirement assets payable to trusts, use Roth IRAs, Roth 401Ks, traditional IRAs, and 401Ks to benefit your clients, master the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) rules, and effectively handle post-death administration issues.

Presented 09/25/12 | Webcast |
This case study approach to estate planning for retirement assets illustrates how to apply the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) rules, plan for second marriages and special needs, use trusts with IRAs and 401Ks, and handle post-death administration.

Presented 02/19/13 | Webcast |
Learn estate administration procedure from start to finish. This seminar provides the essentials on what procedures to follow and forms to fill out from opening the estate through closing the estate.

Presented 10/01/13 | Webcast |
Learn each step of the estate planning process from an all-star faculty, including client intake, tax basics, planning for spouses, minors, and joint property, and drafting customized wills, trusts, DPOAs, and PADs. Includes sample documents and forms.

Presented 04/23/13 | Webcast |
Get expert techniques to successfully and efficiently represent your clients in contested estate cases. Navigate court rules, review accountings, and challenge dispositive provisions with advice from leading practitioners.

Presented 01/25/12 | Webcast |
Experts walk you through the autism spectrum and show you how to navigate special education, family planning considerations, special needs trusts and guardianships, and applying for social security and SSI.

Presented 01/25/12 | Webcast |
Learn how Medicare impacts your probate and estate planning and elder law practice, including navigating the Medicare discharge process, advocating for clients under age 65 who have a developmental disability, and using Medicare liens.

Presented 04/22/14 | Webcast |
Protect your clients with the latest Medicaid updates and an analysis of how the DOMA ruling affects government benefits. Learn best practices for filing Medicaid applications and discover winning strategies for litigating Medicaid cases.

Presented 03/21/13 | On-Demand Webcast
Experts cover the latest trends in Medicare and hospital discharge planning. Learn how to navigate the regulatory maze of Medicare Parts A and B. Counsel your clients through the hospital discharge planning process and obtain the best care possible.

Presented 09/12/13 | On-Demand Webcast
Learn about Michigan’s new trust "decanting" statutes and how to correct drafting mistakes, deal with changed circumstances, augment (or diminish) fiduciary powers, parse trustee liability, achieve tax benefits, and facilitate trust administration.

Presented 12/10/13 | Webcast |
Protect your clients' accumulated wealth and deal with the ever-challenging estate tax landscape. Learn tax planning techniques, including gifts and trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts (ILITs), and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax planning.

Presented 09/27/11 | Webcast |
Learn the ins and outs of all the tax returns you might file for an estate. Our experts and their sample completed forms help you avoid common problems, make the most of post-death elections, and prepare returns (the 706, 709, and 1041) like a pro.

Presented 08/06/13 | On-Demand Webcast
From the initial filing of a claim to adjudication, appeal, and judicial review, navigate the Department of Veterans Affairs system and the types of claims commonly requiring attorney assistance. This seminar meets VA requirements for CLE accreditation.

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