What We Do

Below is a list of the areas of law we specialize in. Please click on the links to learn more.

Elder Law

Navigating the needs and complexities surrounding the older and aging population. Click here to learn more

Long-Term Care / Medicaid

Most people do not anticipate needing long-term, or nursing home care in their lifetime. However, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, it is estimated that 70% of people turning 65 can expect to use some form of long-term care as they continue to age. Further, the average cost of nursing home care in Michigan is over $8,000 per month. At Mobile Legal Services, we work with families to help protect assets and ensure loved ones get the resources they need. Click here to learn more

VA Benefits

The Aid and Attendance Benefits program was established by Congress through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and provides medical support to certain qualified veterans and their spouses. Funds from the Aid and Attendance program can be used to help pay for assisted living, long-term or nursing home care, and home health care. Click here to learn more

Medicare

Medicare is a government health care program which is available to individuals age 65 and over, and certain disabled individuals. Securing and maintaining Medicare coverage can be an important component of long term planning. If you have questions or want to consult with us about how Medicare fits into your plans, we invite you to Click here to learn more

Estate Planning

Planning for an individual or loved one's incapacity or death Click here to learn more

Wills

A Last Will and Testament is the most basic aspect of end of life planning and should be incorporated into every estate plan. Dying without an up-to-date will can have unforeseen and undesired consequences. Wills can range from simple to complex, but should always be kept updated. Click here to learn more

Trusts

Contrary to many people’s beliefs, trusts are not only for the wealthy. Trusts have many different purposes including, avoiding the probate court system after death, ensuring beneficiaries have the resources they need for an extended period of time, protecting assets from creditors, protecting vital government benefits, and the list goes on. Click here to learn more

Powers of Attorney

Well drafted power of attorney documents can prevent significant cost and frustration down the road. These documents are designed to ensure an individual with diminished capacity receives the care they need while also ensuring their bills are paid, and important decisions regarding their care are handled by someone they trust. Without these documents it is often necessary to apply for guardianship through the probate court. Click here to learn more

Guardians for Minor Children

Michigan law allows the parents of minor children to nominate individuals they would like to serve as guardian of their children if the parents are unavailable. Planning to ensure your children are cared for, and by the individuals you believe would offer the best guidance and parenting, could be the best decision you ever make. Click here to learn more

Ladybird Deed

A Ladybird deed, also known as an enhanced life estate deed, is not actually a deed in and of itself, but rather a method of transferring property. This can be done through a quit claim or warranty deed. In essence, it allows property to transfer automatically upon death. Click here to learn more

Special Needs Planning

Future financial, life management, and medical care for those with disabilities. Click here to learn more

Probate Law

Guardianship, conservatorship, trust administration, and probating an estate. Click here to learn more

Probate After a Death

Failure to effectively plan can often result in the necessity of the probate court, following a death. However, this is not always the case. Depending on the assets involved and the value of those assets, there may be other options. Michigan law allows for smaller estates and certain assets to pass outside of the court’s oversight, sometimes alleviating the need for a probate case to be opened at all. Click here to learn more

Guardianships

Guardianship is a legal process for adults who have a significant medical impairment and are unable to make or communicate effective decisions about their everyday care, health, and safety. In such a case, the Michigan probate court can appoint a Guardian to make some or all personal decisions on behalf of the individual. A guardianship protects the adult’s rights and independence and can be limited to areas where the adult’s ability is impaired. Click here to learn more

Conservatorships

A conservator is a person appointed by the probate court to oversee and manage the money and property of an adult who is financially incapable. A serious medical diagnosis, such as Alzheimer's, traumatic brain injury, bi-polar disorder, or Down syndrome, may require the appointment of a conservator. A conservator can also be appointed for a minor child (under the age of 18) or someone who suffers from addiction. Click here to learn more

Practice Areas

Navigating the needs and complexities surrounding the older and aging population…
Guardianship, conservatorship, trust administration, and probating an estate.
Planning for an individual or loved one's incapacity or death
Future financial, life management, and medical care for those with disabilities.

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