I am a graduate of Albion College and Ave Maria School of Law, and a member of the... more
I am a graduate of Albion College and Ave Maria School of Law, and a member of the State Bar of Michigan. I am dedicated to assisting my clients as they face the challenges of making difficult decisions in estate planning and caring for their elderly relatives and friends. I am committed to using my knowledge to represent those who are most vulnerable and in need of assistance.
Cum Laude graduate of Detroit College of Law in 1976. Graduate of Michigan State... more
Cum Laude graduate of Detroit College of Law in 1976. Graduate of Michigan State University in 1972. Hobbies include softball/baseball, golf, skiing, fishing. I enjoy helping others with their legal problem and receive many referrals from satisfied clients.
I have been in private practice since 2009 focusing in the areas of divorce, custody,... more
I have been in private practice since 2009 focusing in the areas of divorce, custody, parenting time, child support, adoptionand property division. I am court-appointed as a guardian ad litem in guardianship, conservatorship and in difficult divorce matters. I also represent clients in misdemeanor and felony matters in all local district and circuit courts. Prior toprivate practice, I clerked f... view profile
I have been an Elder Law and Family Law Attorney for over 19 years. I was admitted... more
I have been an Elder Law and Family Law Attorney for over 19 years. I was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1994, and the State Bar of Florida in 1995. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University in 1989 and my law degree from Michigan State University College of Law in 1994. I specialize in asset protection and estate planning. I also enjoy advocating for my Fami... view profile
Although many situations necessitate legal intervention, family issues are sensitive... more
Although many situations necessitate legal intervention, family issues are sensitive in nature. I provide civilized and professional legal counsel that prioritizes the needs of the family and client so as to minimize long term impact. I've handled many types of cases, including child custody when the parties have never been married, post judgment issues, guardianship and adoption. Each situatio... view profile
When a person is too young to make decisions or is incapacitated and can no longer care for their own interests, guardian law allows the court to appoint someone to make legal and welfare decisions for them. A legal guardian may be appointed as a limited decision-maker or an all-purpose decision-maker. For example, children whose parents are divorcing often have limited legal guardians help decide custody issues. Nursing home residents may need a general legal guardian to make all their welfare decisions for them. Guardianship lawyers advise you about the appropriate legal guardianship for your particular circumstances. They also help with guardianship forms and other legal paperwork, and represent the guardian once one is appointed.