Elder law encompasses many different fields of law with a primary objective of assisting our growing elderly population. You or an aging parent may experience a shift in health care needs and wonder how to manage the expenses. Legal strategies prepare you for potential care with a variety of solutions.
Michigan estate planning protects your assets during your lifetime and determines how assets are distributed to loved ones after your death. Without an estate plan, the state makes decisions that may not align with your wishes. Estate plans help you achieve your goals and protect your family despite life’s challenges.
Probate court covers the entire legal process necessary to settle a person’s estate. A family member is usually appointed as a representative in court to work through the financial business their loved one left behind. It can be a lengthy, expensive, and public process. But, these proceedings can also be avoided.
Trust-based estate plans can make estate administration easier by avoiding the need for probate court. Any assets outside the trust without joint ownership or beneficiaries will be subject to probate. We can ensure a smoother estate or trust administration process for your family while adhering to state laws.
When starting or operating a business, there are many reasons to consult with a business planning attorney. From forming entities and operating agreements to business succession planning, our expertise helps you focus on the growth and success of your company. We provide legal services for any business venture. If you live in areas like Bay City, Auburn, Freeland, Saginaw, Mount Pleasant, Tawas City, East Tawas, Hale, or Oscoda, we can help!