In order to better serve your needs, I keep current on the latest rulings and... more
In order to better serve your needs, I keep current on the latest rulings and updates in my specialty areas. They include: 1.] Elder Law, of which I am the first Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) in the state of Michigan, and a Fellow of National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). 2.] Special Needs Trusts, of which I am a founding member of Special Needs Alliance (SNA) 3... view profile
My estate planning clients have been very satisfied with my work for over 40 years.... more
My estate planning clients have been very satisfied with my work for over 40 years. Patience and understanding are critical in both the planning and administration process. I have tried to provide both patience and understanding to my clients and they have been most appreciative. I look forward to working with you and assisting you with your estate planning needs.
A trust is an arrangement whereby someone owns and manages money or property for another person's benefit. Like a guardianship, a trustee has decision-making authority over the trust property, but no court is involved in the trustee's action–the person who creates the trust defines the scope of the trustee's power. There are many different trust types, including probate trusts, income trusts, spendthrift trusts, and educational trusts. For example, a living trust allows you to manage your property while you are alive and to direct who will manage it if you become incapable of doing so. In essence, you choose your own “guardian” in advance and avoid having the court do it for you. A trust attorney reviews the many reasons for establishing a trust with you, and can ensure your trust will be legally valid.