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If you have minor children, one of the most important estate planning tasks is choosing a guardian if the parents are deceased.  While this is an infrequent occurrence, it could be the most important one parents can make.  Among the things to consider are: Are there adequate resources to cover the cost of raising the child? Where

Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul”, died last August without a will or other estate plan.  Her four children by various marriages stand to inherit her estimated $80 million estate under Michigan’s law of “intestate succession.”  The Oakland County Probate Court will oversee the administration of the estate. Probate courts are open to the public.