Spiritual Life Coach can help recover after legal trauma

Divorce and other family law situations can be emotionally and socially trying. That’s why we usually recommend some sort of therapy. But what happens when divorce also strains the soul – the very core of a person’s beliefs, will and personal identity? When a person’s spiritual well-being is damaged by negative thoughts and circumstances, a Spiritual Life Coach can help restore balance and peace. What does a Spiritual Life Coach do? In the case of divorce, quite often the change in living circumstances is unwanted and possibly unexpected. According to Milford Spiritual Life Coach Norma Nicholson, “Part of the role Continue Reading…

Robin Williams’ Probate Dispute Settles

After almost a year of legal wrangling, Robin Williams’ widow and his three children from former marriages settled their estate battle out of court. The high-profile probate dispute followed the death of Williams in August 2014. His legal trust spelled out the division of possessions and assets. However, his widow, Susan Schneider Williams, claimed she needed more money to maintain the house that was left in her name. She also wanted some of Robin Williams’ personal possessions that were intended to go to the children, including some items of clothing including his slippers and t-shirts. “While exact terms of the agreement Continue Reading…

Complete Estate Plan is not Just About the Money

When trying to save money, some people choose the minimum when it comes to creating a will. After all, a will’s a will, right? Not so. A thoughtful and complete estate plan will can save relatives months of heartache and expense that results when disputes go to probate court. In fact, many times probate can be completely avoided. In addition to assets, retirement funds, real estate, and valuables like art, jewelry and vehicles, a will needs to cover items of “emotional value.” Heirlooms and personal items can be distressing for family members to split after a loved-one’s death. Do-It-Yourself and Continue Reading…

What’s “Suitable” Courtroom Attire?

There was a time when there was no question about courtroom attire because the answer was so obvious – a suit or dress. That’s how people dressed throughout most of history. Men wore suits to the office, to church, for funerals, dances, and even walking the dog. Women wore dresses to work, school, parties and grocery shopping. So when it came time to dress for court, there was no question. But in these times of “Business Casual,” what’s the new standard for courtroom attire? The short-answer, according to Michigan Family Law Attorney Kathryn Wayne-Spindler is, “I advise my clients to wear business slacks Continue Reading…

Milford team helps clients rebuild lives after divorce or death in the family

When you are going through a life event as traumatic as divorce or a death in the family, you want a support system you can trust. Besides friends and family, you want the professionals you hire to be aggressive about promoting your best interests while being patiently attuned to your changing emotional needs. In Milford, you’ll find two such professionals in Realtor Norm Werner and Attorney Kathryn Wayne-Spindler. Family Law Attorney Kathryn Wayne-Spindler has helped hundreds of metro-Detroit clients find their way through divorce and probate issues. People come to her because she has the reputation as an aggressive, experienced Continue Reading…

Death Tax: Certain?

If nothing is certain but death and taxes, then the so-called “Death Tax” should be the gold standard for certainty.  But is it? Here’s the latest in estate tax developments. The Estate Tax is defined as, “a tax on property (cash, real estate, stock, or other assets) transferred from deceased persons to their heirs,” according to a Center on Budget and Policy Priorities article, “Myths and Realities About the Estate Tax” written by Chye-Ching Huang and Nathaniel Frentz. Repeal? Effective January 1, 2013, the estate tax was made “permanent.”  However, that doesn’t mean change is out of the question. “There’s Continue Reading…