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 legal needs.
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. We serve Michigan clients with offices in Kalamazoo and Jackson.
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 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 and elder law instruments allows us to help you evaluate the proper strategies to serve your individual and family goals.
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, conservatorships and nursing home issues. 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.