Bob Mannor practices in the areas of Long Term Care Planning, Elder Law, Medicaid... more
Bob Mannor practices in the areas of Long Term Care Planning, Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Special Needs Planning and Veteran's Benefits Planning. Bob is a member of the State Bar of Michigan Elder Law and Disability Rights Section and Probate and Estate Planning Section. Bob is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and he is a frequent spea... view profile
I am the son of a probate judge and have been practicing in this area my entire... more
I am the son of a probate judge and have been practicing in this area my entire career. I listen to my clients and I'm not afraid of trials. Whether dealing with a step parent or an estranged sibling, the issues involved in trust and estate litigation are often about the emotional difficulties of dealing with family (and sometimes strangers) as well as the economics. I have written on these ... view profile
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.
Andrew Byers' elder law practice focuses on the legal needs of older clients and... more
Andrew Byers' elder law practice focuses on the legal needs of older clients and their families, and works with a variety of legal tools and techniques to meet the goals and objectives of the older client. Under this holistic approach, we handle estate planning issues and counsel clients about planning for incapacity with alternative decision making documents. We also assist clients and their f... view profile
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.