Legacy Law Center

Legacy Law Center We are an Estate Planning and Elder Law firm that helps families plan for all stages of their life.
The Premier Ann Arbor Estate Planning and Elder Law Firm serving individuals and their families.
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Legacy Law Center is far more than a traditional estate planning and elder law firm. While we do offer comprehensive estate plans, including, wills, trusts and powers of attorney that take advantage of all aspects of the most recent estate laws and utilize our combined 30 years of estate planning experience, we also provide our clients and their families with other services to ensure a sense of security and peace about their future care and their legacies. Our specialized services include: *Crisis planning for seniors and adults with disabilities, including Medicaid, Veteran's benefits, asset protection planning, and the creation of "care teams" with representatives from diverse professions to ensure total care for family members *Petitioning for guardianships and conservatorships for seniors, those living with mental illness, and developmentally disabled adults, to protect individuals' interests, comfort and assets *Special needs trusts specifically tailored to ensure the best possible care for loved ones *Probate and estate administration We use our experiences not just as lawyers, but as people with families and experiences of our own, to guide us in helping our clients with compassion and care. We are truly a law firm for the entire family. Contact us today for a consultation.

Today is National Health Care Decisions Day. Who will make health care decisions for you if you are unable? What kind of...
04/16/2020

Today is National Health Care Decisions Day. Who will make health care decisions for you if you are unable? What kind of care would you want?

Our office is OPEN and ready to help you set up your health care documents.

Give our office a call to set up your consultation at (734) 995-2383 or email us at [email protected]

04/07/2020

Does your family know your wishes?

We are here for you during this difficult time to assist in making your wishes known.

Our office is open and ready to help you create your plan—including Advanced Health Care Directives, Powers of Attorney, Wills and Trusts.

Contact us to set up a consultation at (734) 995-2383 or by email at [email protected]

03/27/2020
Estate Planning

We are still available to help you and your family with Estate Planning!

Please give our office a call at (734) 995-2383 or email us at [email protected]

Visit our website for more information: elderlawannarbor.com

IMPORTANT UPDATE for our Valued Clients & Friends:
03/18/2020

IMPORTANT UPDATE for our Valued Clients & Friends:

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03/08/2020

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Happy International Women's Day & Women's History Month!
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any" - Alice Walker

Happy International Women's Day & Women's History Month!"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking t...
03/08/2020

Happy International Women's Day & Women's History Month!
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any" - Alice Walker

Today we honor the wise Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
01/20/2020

Today we honor the wise Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We had a great turn out for our January workshop today at the Ann Arbor District Library-Westgate Branch. Thanks for bra...
01/14/2020

We had a great turn out for our January workshop today at the Ann Arbor District Library-Westgate Branch. Thanks for braving the cold!

Best wishes for you and your family this Thanksgiving!
11/27/2019

Best wishes for you and your family this Thanksgiving!

Happy National Cat Day! Here is a picture of the cutest members of the Legacy Law Center Family, Maizy and Brady- who ar...
10/29/2019

Happy National Cat Day! Here is a picture of the cutest members of the Legacy Law Center Family, Maizy and Brady- who are Chelsea’s two babies.

Today marks the start of National Estate Planning Awareness Week! We would love to help you get your ducks in order! Vis...
10/21/2019

Today marks the start of National Estate Planning Awareness Week! We would love to help you get your ducks in order!
Visit our website for more information about estate planning and FAQs.
https://www.elderlawannarbor.com/
#nationalestateplanningawarenessweek

Join us tonight at the Ann Arbor District Library-Westgate Branch!
10/15/2019
Planning Workshops!

Join us tonight at the Ann Arbor District Library-Westgate Branch!

Join us for a special night where 2 workshops at one event! John Evangelista will share

Have you been putting off your Estate Plan?https://www.elderlawannarbor.com/2019/10/estate-planning-is-on-my-to-do-list-...
10/10/2019
Estate Planning is On My To-Do List - Right Where It's Been for Twenty Years! — Legacy Law Center

Have you been putting off your Estate Plan?

https://www.elderlawannarbor.com/2019/10/estate-planning-is-on-my-to-do-list-right-where-its-been-for-twenty-years/

Every week, I meet with prospective new clients who are interested in doing estate planning. And invariably, one of my first questions is “have you done any estate planning before?” It’s a simple question, only used for information gathering. But every week, without fail, some of these people ...

Come see us tomorrow in Milan!!!
10/07/2019

Come see us tomorrow in Milan!!!

NEXT TUESDAY!!! OCT 8 from 10am-1pm

Next Tuesday we will be at the Milan Senior Health Fair from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Come see us!
10/02/2019

Next Tuesday we will be at the Milan Senior Health Fair from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Come see us!

NEXT TUESDAY!!! OCT 8 from 10am-1pm

We had a great turnout for our Estate Planning Workshop at Holiday Inn last night!! Thank you to all those who came, we ...
09/19/2019

We had a great turnout for our Estate Planning Workshop at Holiday Inn last night!! Thank you to all those who came, we enjoyed meeting you.

Our next workshop will be Tuesday, October 15th at 6:30 p.m. at the Ann Arbor District Library-Westgate Branch.

Join us!
09/14/2019

Join us!

Do you like free goodies and don’t know what to do with your Saturday since it’s an off week?
Come down to Washtenaw Community College and see us at the Senior Living Week EXPO until 2 p.m!

Do you like free goodies and don’t know what to do with your Saturday since it’s an off week? Come down to Washtenaw Com...
09/14/2019

Do you like free goodies and don’t know what to do with your Saturday since it’s an off week?
Come down to Washtenaw Community College and see us at the Senior Living Week EXPO until 2 p.m!

Our new addition to the Legacy Law Team, Amanda! She is the friendly face that you see when you walk into our office and...
04/24/2019

Our new addition to the Legacy Law Team, Amanda! She is the friendly face that you see when you walk into our office and welcoming voice that you will hear when you call us!

We had a full house last night at our Estate Planning Workshop held at Weber's Inn! Thank you to everyone who was able t...
04/18/2019

We had a full house last night at our Estate Planning Workshop held at Weber's Inn! Thank you to everyone who was able to come, we hope that you learned a lot and enjoyed Terry's jokes.

If you were unable to attend don't worry, we will have our next workshop May 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ann Arbor District Library- Westgate Branch.

Come join us at the Ypsilanti Senior & Community Center Health Fair today from 9-12pm. #HealthFair
09/18/2018

Come join us at the Ypsilanti Senior & Community Center Health Fair today from 9-12pm.

#HealthFair

Come join us at the Pittsfield Community Health Fair from 9-12pm! #LegacyLawCenter #Health
09/05/2018

Come join us at the Pittsfield Community Health Fair from 9-12pm!

#LegacyLawCenter #Health

Labor Day is a special occasion to honor all workers past and present. Please know that your efforts make a huge differe...
09/03/2018

Labor Day is a special occasion to honor all workers past and present. Please know that your efforts make a huge difference in the success of your team. A simple thank you would never be enough.

From all of us at Legacy Law Center we wish you and your family a Safe and Happy Labor Day!

#LaborDayWeekend #LaborDay #LegacyLawCenter

Some Monday Motivation to start the week off right!#MondayMotivation #LegacyLawCenter
08/13/2018

Some Monday Motivation to start the week off right!

#MondayMotivation #LegacyLawCenter

A pour-over will is an estate planning mechanism that typically operates in conjunction with a trust, which is usually a...
07/14/2018
What is a Pour-Over Will, and Do I Need One? — Legacy Law Center

A pour-over will is an estate planning mechanism that typically operates in conjunction with a trust, which is usually a revocable living trust.

A pour-over will is an estate planning mechanism that typically operates in conjunction with a trust, which is usually a revocable living trust. Essentially, a pour-over will ensures that any assets that you own outside of the trust at the time of your death move into your trust. The trustee then di...

Credit card debt – and debt in general – is a normal way of life for many Americans.
07/13/2018
Will My Credit Card Debts Outlive Me? — Legacy Law Center

Credit card debt – and debt in general – is a normal way of life for many Americans.

Credit card debt – and debt in general – is a normal way of life for many Americans. In fact, it is not unusual for some individuals to have more credit card debt than assets. This is a concern, not only because of the high interest rates that credit cards traditionally produce, but because cred...

The Act allows you to choose a funeral representative, who will have the authority to make decisions about your final ar...
07/12/2018
What is the Funeral Representative Designation Act? — Legacy Law Center

The Act allows you to choose a funeral representative, who will have the authority to make decisions about your final arrangements and resting place. This development in the law eliminates the potential confusion and conflicts between immediate family members about the appropriate funeral and burial arrangements following your death. It also provides a solution for individuals who have no immediate relatives or whose family is estranged.

In an attempt to help Michigan residents with making end-of-life decisions, the Michigan legislature enacted the Funeral Representative Designation Act (“the Act”), which went into effect on June 27, 2016. The Act allows you to choose a funeral representative, who will have the authority to make...

Good pet owners often wonder what will become of their pets if they should suddenly pass away or become incapacitated an...
07/11/2018
How Can I Ensure that My Pet is Taken Care of After I’m Gone? — Legacy Law Center

Good pet owners often wonder what will become of their pets if they should suddenly pass away or become incapacitated and unable to care for their pets. Fortunately, there is a solution under Michigan law.

Many Michigan residents have beloved pets that they consider to be members of their family. Especially for individuals who have no children or whose children have grown up and no longer live at home, pets can be a great source of comfort and affection. Good pet owners often wonder what will become o...

The Michigan Qualified Dispositions in Trusts Act of 2016 created a way for Michigan residents to protect their assets f...
07/10/2018
What is a Domestic Asset Protection Trust? — Legacy Law Center

The Michigan Qualified Dispositions in Trusts Act of 2016 created a way for Michigan residents to protect their assets from creditors during their lifetimes. Previously, only a few states provided for the creation of an irrevocable trust, also called a domestic asset protection trust.

The Michigan Qualified Dispositions in Trusts Act of 2016 created a way for Michigan residents to protect their assets from creditors during their lifetimes. Previously, only a few states provided for the creation of an irrevocable trust, also called a domestic asset protection trust. In the past, i...

When most people think of a trust, they are referring to a traditional revocable living trust, which is a common estate ...
07/09/2018
What is the Difference Between a Revocable Trust and Irrevocable Trust? — Legacy Law Center

When most people think of a trust, they are referring to a traditional revocable living trust, which is a common estate planning technique that is designed to easily transfer assets to the trust’s beneficiaries after death without the hassle and expense of going through probate. Revocable living trusts are extremely difficult, in that the person creating the trust still has full access to the trust assets during his or her lifetime.

When most people think of a trust, they are referring to a traditional revocable living trust, which is a common estate planning technique that is designed to easily transfer assets to the trust’s beneficiaries after death without the hassle and expense of going through probate. Revocable living t...

Many Michigan residents own real estate outside the state. Whether it is a Florida beach house, a Kentucky lake home, or...
07/08/2018
How Do I Deal With Property Located Out of State in My Estate Plan? — Legacy Law Center

Many Michigan residents own real estate outside the state. Whether it is a Florida beach house, a Kentucky lake home, or a Wisconsin cabin in the woods, you will have take extra steps to ensure that you include that property in your estate plan.

Many Michigan residents own real estate outside the state. Whether it is a Florida beach house, a Kentucky lake home, or a Wisconsin cabin in the woods, you will have take extra steps to ensure that you include that property in your estate plan. If your will must go through probate in the state of M...

When you pass away, a fiduciary, whom you have usually chosen in your estate planning documents, is in charge of adminis...
07/07/2018
What is a Fiduciary and How Does It Relate to Estate Administration? — Legacy Law Center

When you pass away, a fiduciary, whom you have usually chosen in your estate planning documents, is in charge of administering your estate, settling your debts, and distributing your assets to your heirs or beneficiaries.

When you pass away, a fiduciary, whom you have usually chosen in your estate planning documents, is in charge of administering your estate, settling your debts, and distributing your assets to your heirs or beneficiaries. A fiduciary is most often an executor or personal representative of your estat...

Long-term care is a popular topic these days, as the American population continues to age; the need for long-term care i...
07/06/2018
Long-Term Care in America — Legacy Law Center

Long-term care is a popular topic these days, as the American population continues to age; the need for long-term care in America is greater than ever before, and only will grow over the next few decades.

Long-term care is a popular topic these days, as the American population continues to age; the need for long-term care in America is greater than ever before, and only will grow over the next few decades. The costs of long-term care are simply astronomical; these annual costs can average almost $18,...

Copyright licenses can be particularly difficult to handle, but are important to consider, since they last for the life ...
07/05/2018
Do I Have to Include Copyrights that I Own in My Will? — Legacy Law Center

Copyright licenses can be particularly difficult to handle, but are important to consider, since they last for the life of the author and then for another 70 years afterwards.

When you are engaging in estate planning and writing your will, you are likely to consider tangible assets first, such as real estate, vehicles, antiques, and bank accounts. However, it is equally important to consider the disposition of intangible items of property, such as intellectual property, w...

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2950 S State St, Ste 300
Ann Arbor, MI
48104

General information

We are an estate planning, elder law and Medicaid planning law firm in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We specialize in providing the residents of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County and the Southeastern Michigan area with estate planning solutions, assistance with difficult financial and health care issues and expert counseling to help you and your family. We offer our clients FREE Initial Consultations and make "house calls" to homes, hospitals, offices, and long-term care facilities. We look upon our practice as a way to serve others, and make it a point to work with a client's family when appropriate. Because we understand that creating a proper estate plan is not just about having all the right documents in place, our office employs a full-time social worker to help families navigate through the maze of available community resources to make sure their needs are being met. We strive to provide the highest quality legal advice available, offering over 24 years of experience in a warm, friendly, supportive atmosphere. Our firm is a participating provider with many legal plans. We are members of several local, state, and national organizations addressing estate planning, asset protection, tax, elder law, Medicaid Planning and related issues. Our office is committed to on-going training for our staff so that we always have available the latest legal research, knowledge, and techniques to best serve our families. We also provide monthly public and private workshops to individuals and groups in our area.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

Telephone

(734) 995-2383

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