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The Dingeman & Dancer Blog consists of articles, news, and press releases written and edited by the attorneys and legal professionals at our firm, providing updates on both recent legal developments and established advice and guidance. Choose from the various topics listed in the sidebar menu to narrow in on a particular focus.

How Does a Retainer Fee Work for an Attorney?

What Is a Retainer Fee for an Attorney? A retainer fee for a lawyer is a form of prepayment for future services. The payment structure is common in various industries but is prevalent in the legal world because it tends to build a strong, ongoing relationship between attorney and client. How Does a Retainer Fee…

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Understanding Car Accident Pain & Suffering Claims

If you or a loved one has been involved in a personal injury car accident, there is a good chance you’re going to hear the term “pain and suffering.” Understanding pain and suffering is important as you pursue your personal injury or wrongful death case. What Is Pain and Suffering in a Personal Injury Case?…

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Who’s Liable in a Car Accident?

Michigan Car Accident Liability Laws The question of liability after a car accident isn’t always clear. If you live in Michigan, you might be wondering why fault matters — we live in a no-fault state, right? While no-fault auto insurance ensures that claims for crash-related expenses are reimbursed by an insurance carrier, such as medical…

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8 Reasons You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer

No one ever wants to be involved in—or have a loved one suffer from—an accident, especially if it was caused by someone else. In addition to focusing on your recovery, you are left scrambling to figure out how you are going to pay for medical bills that are piling up while your income comes to…

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What to Do After a Boating Accident in Michigan

Boating accidents in Michigan are common. If involved in a boating accident that causes serious bodily injury, you need a boating accident lawyer. …

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Do I Need a Lawyer for a Will?

The statistics don’t lie: 100% of all humans are going to die someday. You probably own valuable items that you would like to leave to certain people upon your death. Writing your Last Will and Testament is your chance to make sure your heirs inherit the real estate, vehicles, jewelry and family heirlooms that you…

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Michigan Estate Planning Checklist | A Step-by-Step Guide

Estate Planning Checklist for Michigan Residents: Plan Your Future When it comes to starting your Michigan Estate Planning, there’s no better time than the present. Everyone, no matter their age or financial status, needs to plan for the future. Obviously, there is no guarantee what tomorrow may hold, but everyone is eventually going to die….

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How Does Probate Court Work in Michigan | Probate Laws

When a loved one dies, the property they leave behind, from real estate to bank accounts, needs to be dispersed to those who are supposed to inherit it. The role of Probate Court in Michigan is to make sure that property is legally distributed according to the wishes of the deceased. Unfortunately, probate disputes happen…

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How to File a Lawsuit in Michigan

If your dispute with an individual or group of people has gotten to the point where any progress toward a solution has stalled, it might be time to file a lawsuit. Of course, no one ever wants to sue or be sued. But a dispute that can’t be solved between individuals or organizations should be…

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