Driggers, Schultz & Herbst
Attorneys and Counselors
View Our Practice Areas

Troy Legal Issues Blog

Michigan estate planning: unique, varied in every instance

There's just something about the estate planning realm that breeds procrastination and a maybe-later mindset among many prospective planners in Michigan and nationally.

What promotes the disinclination among legions of would-be planners to timely and purposefully act concerning subject matter they know is important?

Hotels Chains that Turn a Blind Eye to Sex Trafficking Must Pay the Price.

The hotel and hospitality industry may be starting to realize the significant problems they face when looking the other way, in the face of their businesses being used for sex trafficking and sexual exploitation.

What's the price point for screen time?

Disney acquired 21st Century Fox at a price of just over $71 billion after an extended bidding war with Comcast. In addition to Pixar Animation Studios and Marvel Entertainment, Disney gained ownership of "Titanic," "The Simpsons" and "Avatar," among other movies and TV shows. The deal also gave Disney the controlling stake in Hulu's online streaming service.

Disney plans to gain full control of Hulu

Aviation Law Committee 2016-2017 Press Release

The President-elect of the Florida Bar reappointed Driggers, Schultz & Herbst member, Mark Kelley Schwartz, to the Aviation Law Committee of The Florida Bar for the 2106-2017 term. Mark is recognized as a Board Certified Specialist in Aviation Law by The Florida Bar, following peer-review assessment, testing and substantial involvement in the practice.

A Snowbird's Dilemma: Can a Married Couple Claim both a Michigan and Florida Principal Residence (Homestead) Exemption?

Many Michiganders seek to retreat from harsh winters by flying South to their second homes in Florida. However, owning two homes can also lead to expensive property tax bills. We are often asked whether it is possible to reduce property taxes by claiming a principal residence exemption in Michigan and a homestead exemption in Florida. Unfortunately, in most circumstances, Michigan and Florida prohibit homeowners from claiming both the Michigan principal residence exemption and the Florida homestead exemption. A recent decision by the Florida Court of Appeals affirms this principal even where each spouse claims residency in the state where they seek the exemption.

Get Started Today

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Email Us For A Response

Driggers, Schultz & Herbst
3331 W. Big Beaver Rd.
Ste. 101
Troy, MI 48084

Phone: 248-649-6000
Fax: 248-649-6442
Troy Law Office Map