Elder Law is an area of the law that addresses issues affecting the elderly, including estate planning, retirement benefits, coordination and financing of elder care, governmental benefits (Social Security, MedicaidVeteran’s Benefits, etc.), protecting the elderly from abuse, and advocating for the rights of the elderly. Our Elder Law attorneys and staff assist the elderly and their families every day with these and other issues.

We welcome you to read more about our services below. Or contact Estate Planning & Elder Law Services for a free initial consultation.

Elder Law Services in Michigan

Medicaid Planning

The impact that long term care costs can have on you and your family should not be ignored. Here are the facts: The average monthly cost of a nursing care facility in Michigan is $8,084. Roughly 1 out of 4 Americans ages 55-79 is severely disabled. Read More

Veterans Benefits

While the Veteran’s Administration (VA) offers numerous veterans benefits programs, there is one little known program that can greatly improve the lives of elderly veterans and their surviving spouses in need of medical assistance and care that… Read More

Elder Transitions Planning ™

One of the most confusing and stressful times for Michigan seniors and their families is when they must transition from complete independence to some level of dependence, whether it be the need for in-home care, or the need to reside in a senior livi… Read More

Elder Rights Advocacy

Our attorneys and professional team are aggressive advocates for the rights of our elder clients. This typically involves advocating for senior citizens who are victims of elder abuse, as well as elder law and advocacy for proper care and treatment.… Read More

Financial Exploitation of Elders

Financial exploitation is defined as the illegal or improper use of an elder’s funds, property, or assets. Michigan defines financial “exploitation” as: “an action that involves the misuse of an adult’s funds, property,… Read More

Physical Abuse of Elders

Physical abuse is the intentional use of physical force to cause pain, illness, injury, distress, functional impairment, or death. While no one should be subject to abuse, physical elder abuse is especially disturbing. Many older people are frail or… Read More

Elder Neglect and Self-Neglect

Neglect is defined as the refusal or failure to fulfill any part of a person’s obligations or duties to an elder. Neglect may also include failure of a person who has fiduciary responsibilities to provide care for an elder (e.g., pay for necess… Read More