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Representing Families, Individuals And Elder Clients In A Range Of Estate Planning And Elder Law Areas

There are unique legal considerations for all of us as we get older. Whether you are interested in establishing your estate plan or looking at long-term care services and Medicare/Medicaid, you will benefit greatly from legal counsel. You need an experienced legal team with the compassion, estate planning knowledge. Our lawyer have these attributes. We help clients sensibly address estate planning goals with appropriate tactics.

At the Herbert Machnik Law Firm, we understand that every person has different goals and ideas. When creating an estate plan, it is important that the documentation will allow your executor to fully understand your directions. Therefore, we take a comprehensive but simple and easy-to-understand approach to elder law issues that allow you to thoroughly plan for your family.

Our approach also allows you to determine the appropriate tools to use to guide others in caring for you in the event of an emergency. Emergency estate planning instruments include powers of attorney and Patient Advocate Designation forms. Similarly, our legal team helps family members address the process and complex decisions under Michigan law when a conservatorship or guardianship may be necessary. We serve Michigan clients with offices in Kalamazoo and Jackson.

Estate Planning Attorneys With The Skill To Address Your Goals

Estate planning involves some of the most important decisions we make in our lives, but it also can be one of the most confusing and frustrating processes we encounter. Choosing the right estate planning attorney – one in whom you have confidence and who understands you and your family – is vitally important. Our full-service experience with wills, trusts and a wide variety estate planning instruments allows us to help you evaluate the proper options to serve your inheritance planning goals, as well as the nuances involved in your individual and family circumstances.

We can help you create a sound, comprehensive estate plan, using tools such as:

Our initial meeting allows you to ask questions and get to know us before you make the decision to hire. We will go over your family dynamics, assets, future aspirations, and you will be presented with options that make sense for you. Then, you will have the opportunity to decide what option works best for you and your family.

Understanding Estate Planning Information Is Key

Some people believe that estate planning should involve a simple check-the-box program. In reality, Michigan estates and trusts law includes a wide variety of tools — known as estate planning instruments — each of which aim to address specific purposes. We get to understand the goals of each client first. With a full understanding of your individual circumstances, we can discuss with you each of the options that will help you serve your goals.

Simply stated, an effective estate plan relies on context. For one person, a simple will that accounts for every goal may suffice as the right estate plan. The next person down the street, however, likely has different aspirations, a different asset structure and different family dynamics. The complete plan will likely indicate the use of different tools. We review all of the details and explain all of the options available to each client. Having the knowledge — in light of your unique circumstances–allows you to participate intelligently in crafting your estate plan.

Elder Law Attorneys Serving Kalamazoo And Southern Michigan

We also help clients with their elder law concerns, such as nursing home issues, Medicare and Medicaid. Our litigators are available when there is evidence or uneasiness related to the financial exploitation of an elder. Our lawyers are compassionate advocates who will work with you and take the time to make sure you understand the various options before you. We will answer all of your elder law and estate planning questions.

Contact Our Lawyers To Learn More And Discuss Your Estate Plan

To discuss your estate planning or elder law concerns in a confidential consultation, call 269-948-7600 or email us here. We have offices in Kalamazoo and Jackson, Michigan.