Warner Partner Mark Harder wrote an article published in the Grand Rapids Business Journal about avoiding ID theft after your loved one has passed. For years, thieves have targeted the deceased, robbing homes during funerals or stealing social security numbers and requesting driver’s licenses to carry out schemes such as applying for loans, opening credit card accounts and filing false tax returns in the deceased’s name. Mark addresses these and other schemes to watch out for and includes 10 helpful tips to prevent the theft of your deceased loved one’s identity.
Mark Harder is a partner in the Holland office of Warner Norcross + Judd and chair of the firm’s Private Client and Family Office Practice Group. He concentrates his practice in estate planning, estate settlement and trust administration. Mark chaired the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan and also the State Bar of Michigan committee that spent more than five years writing the Michigan Trust Code, which governs how trusts are established and administered in the state. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
Read the full article in the Grand Rapids Business Journal here.