I reside in Frankenmuth, Michigan, and practice in the firm's Frankenmuth and... more
I reside in Frankenmuth, Michigan, and practice in the firm's Frankenmuth and Saginaw offices. I specialize in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate and Estate Administration, Business Organizations, Real Estate Law and Municipal Law. I am a frequent speaker and seminar presenter on estate planning and elder law. My practice in the field of elder law covers medicaid qualification, estate planning... view profile
Giving legal counsel and advice is a difficult practice, governed by a web of... more
Giving legal counsel and advice is a difficult practice, governed by a web of intersecting federal and state legislation and subject to constant change. Whether you are looking at legal compliance, negotiating a contract or real estate deal, or having to fight an unreasonable claim or lawsuit, you have to balance legal rights and obligations with the knowledge that business and life must go on... 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.