Full-Service Skills In One Package

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 compassion and dedication to helping you with all of your Michigan estate planning or elder law concerns.

At the Herbert Machnik Law Firm, we understand that every person has different goals and ideas. Therefore, we take a comprehensive but simple and easy-to-understand approach to elder law issues that include not only planning for your family but also determining the appropriate tools to use to guide others in caring for you in the event of an emergency, such as 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, as well as elder law strategies, 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:

  • Trust planning and probate avoidance
  • Last will and testament planning
  • Durable powers of attorney
  • Patient Advocate Designation forms
  • Special needs (amenities) planning
  • Long-term care and nursing home costs planning

Our initial meeting is designed to allow you to ask questions and get to know us before you make the decision to hire. At this initial meeting, 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.

Elder Law Issues Generally

We also help clients with issues such as Medicare and Medicaid, nursing home issues, our when there is evidence or concerns 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 Us To Learn More

To discuss your legal needs in a confidential consultation, call 269-948-7600 or email us here. We have offices in Kalamazoo and Jackson, Michigan.