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Homestead Property Tax Relief for Disabled Veterans

Homestead Property Tax Relief for Disabled Veterans

On November 13, 2013, that State of Michigan enacted certain statutory provisions that eliminated real property taxes on property used as a homestead for disabled American veterans, who had received an honorable discharge.  In order to obtain such exemption, an...
Bye-Bye Dower

Bye-Bye Dower

Several months ago I wrote about dower rights in Michigan.  At that time, I pointed  out that Michigan remained  one of the few, if not  only, state in the country to retain, for married women alone, what are called “dower” rights.  Dower is defined as the wife’s...
What is Dower (Or Why Does My Wife Have to Sign the Deed?)

What is Dower (Or Why Does My Wife Have to Sign the Deed?)

Michigan remains one of the few states in the country to retain, for married women, what are called “dower” rights.  Dower is defined as the wife’s right, under common law, upon her husband’s death, to a life estate in one-third (1/3) of the land her husband owned in...
Tax Uncapping:  What is it and Why  You Should Care

Tax Uncapping: What is it and Why You Should Care

Let’s start with a little history.  Back in 1994, as part of general tax reform, the voters of the State of Michigan enacted various legislation (called Proposal A), that amended the state constitution to increase the state sales tax and reduced (for the time being)...