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Dower Rights Abolished

Any person who deals with real estate in Michigan has run across an odd law regarding a wife's "dower interest" in property owned by her husband. The concept of dower extends as far back as the Magna Carta in 1215, when English nobles wanted assurance that when they died, their widows would receive some portion of their land. (At that time, any land owned by a nobleman at the time of his death automatically reverted to the king, leaving the widow destitute.)

Expect Changes in Employer-provided Health Insurance

Expect Changes in Employer-provided Health Insurance

When the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") became law, there was a lot of news and public debate regarding people who bought health insurance "on the exchange," meaning they are purchasing individual policies.  But group policies offered by employers also experienced some new requirements.  Here are five of those changes imposed by the Affordable Care Act on employer-provided health care plans.  The future of these rules is now in doubt.  If you are in an employer-provided health care plans.  The future of these rules is now in doubt.  If you are in an employer-provided health care plan, you may see some changes in these areas.  

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