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Title and Beneficiary Designations

When they may not be determinative post-mortem following a divorce.

Some assume that beneficiary designations and titling determine the ultimate disposition of interests on death. In the realm of divorce and separation, this may not always be true. The failure to fully anticipate and address titling and beneficiary designation issues following the termination of a relationship can ultimately lead to litigation at the first party’s death. Examples derived from Michigan cases may be instructive and lead to a better understanding of considerations and enhanced

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