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Jack W. Bolling

Estate planning Attorney at Milford, MI

4.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jack

Learn Jack’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    32%
    We offer Medicaid advice and application assistance and on-going representation once Medicaid approval is obtained. We hold accredation from the Department of Veterans Affairs to represent our veterans.

    18 years

  2. Estate planning
    32%
    RevocableTrust based, family oriented, relationship driven estate planning. Includes powers of attorney, wills, living wills. We also offer estate settelment for both trust administration and will/probate administration.

    20 years

  3. Probate
    31%
    We assist families in the process of dealing with the death of a loved one, whether it is trust administration or the probate process.

    20 years

  4. Medicaid and medicare
    5%

Before becoming an attorney, Jack was in law enforcement for 12 years, after brief service in the USMC, and is a former General Manager and VP of National Accounts in the marketing industry.  Currently, Jack is an instructor of Political Science and Criminal Justice at Schoolcraft College.

 

Elaine and Jack have been married for 40 years and they have 3 children; 2 sons and a daughter. Both their sons are also lawyers and their daughter is in business management. Jack and his family have been residents of the Commerce/Milford, Michigan area since 1978.

 

Jack is a member of: the prestigious National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys; the American Bar Association; the Master Lawyers section of the Michigan Bar Association and its probate and estate planning and elder law sections; President, Michigan Forum of Estate Planners; the Michigan Institute for Continuing Legal Education probate certificate recipient;, and the Marine Corps League.

 

Jack is an active contributor to his community. He is presently on the Boards of Directors of The Huron Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the Carl’s Family YMCA of Milford.  He volunteers at the Highland and Milford Senior centers, and is the founder of the “Ask the Attorney” program at the Milford Senior Center.  Jack is past president and a long-time coach of the Milford Youth Athletic Association, and was its’ liaison to the Youth Sports Institute at Michigan State University. He is a former head coach of Walled Lake Braves football; Lakeland Wrestling Club; former Cub Master, Cub Scout Pack 33, Milford; volunteer speaker and career job shadow participant for the Huron Valley Schools.

 

Jack is a guest columnist for Gannett Newspapers writing about estate planning and related subjects, and is a frequently requested speaker on these topics in the State of Michigan.

 

Jack’s law office is located at 334 Union Street, Milford, MI 48381 in the historic 1880 Bissell House. Phone, fax, cell, and email:  His practice is now focused on estate planning, Medicaid and Elder Law issues, and he is an accredited attorney with the VA for veteran’s benefits.  Please view the firm website at:

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Location

Jack W. Bolling
334 Union St
Milford, MI, 48381

Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
Posted by James | January 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Medicaid Application
Jack did a great job at handling my mother's medicaid application (and subsequent reviews/renewals). Very easy to communicate with via e-mail or phone, specific questions asked and answered. Dealt with other institutions (insurance, social security, etc) and got the info when I wasn't able to.
Posted by Mary | January 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Jack Bolling
I highly recommend Jack for Medicaid Planning. He did an excellent job on my Mom's Medicaid. We also highly recommend Jack for Estate Planning. Jack is very knowledgeable and competent.
Posted by Pauline | July 31, 2010
Jack Bolling
I have been going to Jack for approximately 5 years and I appreciate his honesty and knowledge of the issues I brought to him. I have recommended him to friends and would do so again. He's thorough and makes me feel he always keeps my best interests his primary concern.
Posted by Phil | June 11, 2010
For a friend
My wife & I have known Jack Bolling since late 2007 when he handled the set up of a Trust for my daughter. We don't think we could have found a better qualified and more compassionate attorney no matter how hard we might have looked. Late last year Jack handled the set up of a Trust for my wife & I and again, we feel that he has done an excellent job. He keeps us well informed as to the the mechanics of the process and takes the time necessary to explain all the details that are very mundane to a knowledgeable attorney such as himself, but can be very difficult for a lay person to understand. I fell that my wife have not only acquired a competent attorney when we accompanied our daughter to Jack's office, but we were able to make a very valued friend in the process. I highly recommend Mr. Bolling to anyone in need of aid in the area of Estate Planning and Trusts. I am proude to call Jack a friend.
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Posted by Suzan Thompson | June 6, 2010
Honorable and Competent
I would not hesitate to consult Mr. Bolling again. He handled our case with competence, high principles, dependability, and kindness.
Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2014
Elder Care Attorney Jack Bolling
Very expensive for what I needed done. Elder care attorney with office difficult for elders to use, had to use steep stairs to walk up and down. I may be old but am not dumb, made me feel like I couldn't understand what he was saying and mostly talked to my family instead of me.
Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Didn't do what we asked him to do.
Attended one of his Medicaid seminars to learn more about preparing my parents estate to handle their financials down the road and qualify one of my parent's for Medicaid. He rewrote their estate plans twice and never positioned them for Medicaid qualification. Very arrogant and demeaning to talk to. Had to hire a new elder law attorney and rewrite parents estate plan again in order to separate their assets for qualification of Medicaid. He does the Medicaid seminars but has no clue. With new attorney, parents are positioned for the future and things are in place to protect them financially when nursing home needs are necessary.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 90 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Office of Jack W. Bolling P.C.
  • 2004 - Present

Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Michigan State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Associations

  • 50 + Family Caregiving Advisory Committee, SchoolCraft College
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • The Huron Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - Present
  • YMCA, Huron Valley
  • Board of Directors, Leadership Committee
  • 2007 - Present
  • Michigan Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Marine Corps League
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Peoples Choice "Best Lawyer"
  • Gannett Newspapers- Huron Valley area
  • 2010

Publications

  • Gannett - Milford Times
  • Does Everyone Need a Revocable Trust?
  • 2009
  • Gannett - Milford Times
  • ESTATE TAX (AKA) DEATH TAX AND SOME PROPOSED ALTERNATIVES
  • 2009
  • Gannett - Milford Times
  • Too Young to Have an Estate Plan? Think Again!
  • 2009
  • Gannett - Milford Times and Google
  • MEDICAID A MISUNDERSTOOD and UNDERUTILIZED LONG-TERM CARE OPTION.
  • 2009
  • Gannett - Milford Times
  • Oh Man, Our Kids are 18; What to do?
  • 2008
  • Gannett - Milford Times
  • State's New Estate Recovery Law a Headache.
  • 2008
  • Gannett - Milford Times
  • The Sky is Falling, the Sky is Falling.
  • 2008
  • Gannett - Milford Times
  • Avoid Probate with a Living Trust
  • 2007
  • Gannett - Milford Times
  • Medicare or Medicaid? Which is Which?
  • 2007
  • Gannett - Milford Times
  • Estate Planning: Is There a Future?
  • 2007
  • Gannett - Milford Times
  • Retirement Plans and Estate Planning: What You Should Know
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Women's Enrichment Day
  • Estate Planning
  • 2010
  • True Blue University
  • Estate Planning
  • 2010
  • Senior Expo
  • The Truth about Estate Planning
  • 2010
  • Michigan Hospice
  • Estate Planning Concepts
  • 2010
  • Continuing Education
  • Estate Planning
  • 2010
  • Continuing Ed - Professional Development
  • Family Living- Caregiver Skills - Legal and Financial Issues
  • 2010
  • Women's Enrichment Day
  • Estate Planning
  • 2009
  • Senior Expo
  • The Truth about Estate Planning
  • 2009
  • Continuing Education
  • Estate Planning
  • 2009
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