I have been licensed and practicing in Livingston County since 1986, and received... more
I have been licensed and practicing in Livingston County since 1986, and received both my undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. I am a general practitioner, but concentrate in the areas of Probate, Estate Planning, Probate Avoidance, Elder Law, Personal injury, Domestic law, including divorce, and real estate matters. If you have questions, please call. M... view profile
Terri L. Giampetroni graduated in 1979 from Henry Ford II High School in Sterling... more
Terri L. Giampetroni graduated in 1979 from Henry Ford II High School in Sterling Heights, Michigan. She attended Kalamazoo College, where she earned her B.A. in Economics in 1983. She received her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the Detroit College of Law in 1987. While in law school, Ms. Giampetroni was an editor on the Detroit College of Law Review, was on the Moot Court team and served as an ... view profile
Gary F. Allen, Attorney-at-Law in Northville, has been a licensed Michigan Attorney... more
Gary F. Allen, Attorney-at-Law in Northville, has been a licensed Michigan Attorney for 40 years. Gary graduated from the University of Michigan School of Business in 1968 and the University of Law School in 1971. His practice is focused on Estate Planning, Retirement Planning and Elder Law. He is a member of the Probate and Estates Section and the Elder Law Section of the Michigan Bar Associ... view profile
A power of attorney is a document you sign to give someone else the right to make legal decisions for you. Unlike a guardianship, you determine the decision makers' authority by the language used in the power of attorney form; you can limit it to health matters, financial issues, or any combination of powers that suits your needs. For example, if you are having heart surgery, you might consider appointing a family member with power of attorney over your health care, in case decisions need to be made and you aren't able to make them. Lawyers with expertise drafting power of attorney forms make sure the decision-making authority you are giving someone matches what you have in mind.