Attorney Tara Peterson focuses her practice on the areas of Estate Planning and... more
Attorney Tara Peterson focuses her practice on the areas of Estate Planning and Elder Law, including Medicaid Planning, and Probate Estate & Trust Administration. Ms. Peterson is a member of the State Bar of Michigan; Ingham County Bar Association, young lawyer section & probate section; American Bar Association; Criminal Defense Lawyers of Michigan; ICLE; ICLE young lawyers board Ms. Pe... view profile
Arlyn has an Of Counsel relationship with Oade, Stroud Kleiman, P.C., a law firm... more
Arlyn has an Of Counsel relationship with Oade, Stroud Kleiman, P.C., a law firm specializing in business, real estate and litigation matters. Oade, Stroud Kleiman, P.C. is located in East Lansing and can be found online at www.osklaw.com . Arlyn and his wife Eunice have two children and five grandchildren. He loves golf, MSU sports and spending time with the family at the cottage in S... view profile
Tara Nichol is a graduate of Thomas M. Cooley Law School and is admitted to the... more
Tara Nichol is a graduate of Thomas M. Cooley Law School and is admitted to the State Bar of Michigan. She has represented clients in a variety of matters both at the district and circuit court level. Her criminal defense practice consists of low-severity felonies, misdemeanors, probation violations, and personal protection order violations. She has also appeared on her clients' behalf in real ... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.