Name a Legacy Contact for your iPhone or iPad.

Posted by Christine Mueller | Sep 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

Many people keep tons of information on their phones and other digital devices such as pictures, videos, notes, documents, email, apps. If your loved ones had to get access to that information, could they do it? Is it even legal for them to use your password or other credentials (assuming they kn...

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Is Michigan the Best State for My LLC?

Posted by Christine Mueller | Sep 06, 2023 | 0 Comments

Michigan is a Great Choice for your LLC. You might hear someone say you should form your LLC in another state, like Delaware or Nevada or Wyoming. And that might be good advice in a few special cases. But Michigan is often a great choice because it offers: One of the lowest formation filing f...

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Modifying an Irrevocable Trust

Posted by Lex Novus | Jun 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

What's an irrevocable trust? Are we stuck with what this 40-year-old document says? Probably the most common type of trust used in estate planning is the revocable living trust. But clients also use irrevocable living trusts to lock in certain tax treatment or to protect the assets that were put...

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Fiduciary access to digital assets

Posted by Lex Novus | May 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

I'm the personal representative and trustee for my brother's estate. He kept a lot of his information online. How do I get access to his email and other online accounts?  As a personal representative or trustee, you are a “fiduciary” for your brother's estate and trust. That job includes searchi...

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Are you enjoying your probate?

Posted by Lex Novus | May 08, 2022 | 0 Comments

No one tells us that they enjoyed going through probate. I hear it in our office every week, “I don't want to put my kids through this”.  This statement is typically made by an individual who has just learned that their own parent's estate will need to go through probate.  I'm in the probate cou...

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Scribblers Beware!

Posted by Lex Novus | May 04, 2022 | 0 Comments

Don't write on your quitclaim deeds or other legal documents. You may be tempted to edit, cross out, or clarify information on an original, and previously unrecorded, Quitclaim deed.  These types of deeds are often used between family members to transfer ownership of a piece of property from one...

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Thank you!

Posted by Lex Novus | Apr 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

We want to thank all of the people who have helped us start this law firm. This includes our families, employees, current and former co-workers, friends, vendors, front line workers, and past and current clients. You all made a difference and ultimately helped us succeed.

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Our Pandemic Story.

Posted by Lex Novus | Apr 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

Lex Novus, PLC was launched April 1, 2020, in the very first days of the pandemic. With no office space, we worked out our house. We corresponded to clients and Courts via email and USPS. Our small Post Office in Oxford, Michigan, was one of the few places we visited in person. We quickly learned...

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Announcement from Attorney Mark Mueller of Troy, Michigan

Posted by Lex Novus | Apr 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

I am delighted to announce the formation of LEX NOVUS PLC – a new law practice in Oakland County. Beginning April 1, 2020, Lex Novus will offer the same valuable, accessible and affordable legal services I have striven to provide to individuals and businesses throughout Michigan. Lex Novus is lev...

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