If you don't plan for death or incapacity, the court will make a plan for you. Estate Planning is essential to maintaining control and privacy of your affairs. If control of your finances is important to you, then estate planning is essential. Proper estate planning will help you protect your assets during periods of incapacity and distribute them the way that you want, at your death, without government oversight or court intervention.
Estate planning can solve these problems: Second marriage/blended families; children in jail or have drug/alcohol problems; out of state property; families with disabled children; protection from medicaid spend-down; distribution of assets over time rather than lump sum; protection from probate litigation; and distribution to minor children/grandchildren. Our firm has successfully worked with individuals and families to design and implement an estate plan that serves their unique goals and objectives. Our services continues throughout your lifetime and are available to the people that you have chosen to handle your affairs, at no additional charge. We take pride in being your trusted advisors and being there for your families in their time of need.
Medicaid planning is essential for seniors today. If planning is not accomplished, a senior's entire estate can be "spent down" for long term care. Also, fifty percent of our population will require long term care at some point in their lifetime. Solutions are as unique as a snowflake! What works for one family will not be right for your family. It is important to work with an experienced and knowledgeable professional in seeking the best solutions for long term care decisions. Recently, Michigan became a "recovery" state - actually one of the last in the United States. What this means is that the state can take a lien on a seniors assets to pay for long term care, if those assets are not available to pay for their care immediately.
If you are facing a legal matter that is in court or could go to court, you will greatly benefit from the legal assistance and advice of firm. We will fight aggressively for your rights, your goals and your desires to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. We can assist you in any of the following areas: Probate, Business Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Construction Liens, Landlord/Tenant Disputes, Trademark Disputes, Partnership Disputes, Real Estate, and Creditor's Rights.
Small Business Solutions Issues often overlooked by small business owners:
Have I saved enough to retire?
What will happen to the business if I die or my partner dies?
What will happen to the business if I become disabled? When can I exit the business?
Will my children legally be able to take over the business?
Will it sell for what it's worth?
Can my business survive without me?
Our firm can help identify small business owner's needs, prioritize solutions and implement a successful strategy to solve these often overlooked issues.
We can help identify owners needs, prioritize solutions and implement a successful strategy to solve these often overlooked issues of the small business owners.