Ludington, Michigan Estate Planning Lawyers

Ludington, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(231) 843-8579 111 E Ludington Ave
Ludington, MI 49431
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Ludington, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(231) 843-6705 6118 Ivanhoe St
Ludington, MI 49431
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Ludington, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
405 E Ludington Ave
Ludington, MI 49431
Estate Planning and Elder
James R. Prince
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Hart, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience
127 State St.
Hart, MI 49420
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Real Estate
I have enjoyed a small town general law practice for my entire career. Advising real estate, business and elderlaw clients presently gives me the most satisfaction in my business; but in a rural community where many different client needs require diligence and ingenuity, I enjoy the daily challenge of helping solve people's problems. As a Christian, I try to ensure that my own integrity and my client's satisfaction are observable at the end of each client encounter.
Eric R. Fox
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Hart, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(231) 873-3369 PO Box 710
1122 S State Street
Hart, MI 49420
Estate Planning
Leslie Van Alstine
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Manistee, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(231) 723-3250 255 River St
Manistee, MI 49660
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Probate
Thomas Cooley Law School
We opened our office in Manistee, Michigan in 1995 and have been providing excellent, affordable legal services ever since. We have experienced a variety of challenges that have assisted us in developing a law practice that is particularly suited for the needs and desires of Manistee residents and visitors. We offer free initial consultations for criminal matters and personal injury cases, we only charge $100 for initial consultations for all other matters. Admitted to Practice in the State of Michigan in 1995 and Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Tribal Court in 2004. If you...
Harold Leo Emelander
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Newaygo, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(231) 303-5005 31 East Wood Street
PO Box 849
Newaygo, MI 49337
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Harold Leo Emelander was raised in Newaygo, Michigan. After graduating from Newaygo High School, he attended Grand Valley State University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. He then went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2006. To further his education he then moved to Florida where he attended The University of Florida College of Law and received his LLM in Taxation in 2007. Mr. Emelander began his legal career in Miami, Florida at an accounting firm. He utilized his degree in taxation law by advising clients on individual,...
Steven C. Benson
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Reed City, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years experience
(906) 280-4423 PO BOX 286
Reed City, MI 49677
Estate Planning, Criminal and Domestic Violence
University of Tennessee - Knoxville and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Brian Johnson
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Elberta, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(231) 383-1459 PO Box 446
Elberta, MI 49628
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Real Estate
University of Michigan Law School and Michigan State University
Brian L. Johnson was born and raised in Muskegon, Michigan. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Michigan State University, and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan. He is a member of the Benzie County Bar Association and the Probate and Estate Planning and Elder Law Sections of the State Bar of Michigan.

Brian’s areas of practice include estate planning, business formation, general business practice,...
Jay E. Burrows
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Shelby, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 43 years experience
(231) 861-2183 191 N. Michigan Ave.
Shelby, MI 49455
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Mr. Burrows has probated more estates than any other attorney now practicing in Oceana County. He has also save his client hundreds of thousands of dollars in qualifying clients for Medicaid when faced with nursing home bills. Mr. Burrows is a graduate of Michigan State and Michigans's most prestigious law school, the University of Michigan. He has practiced for over 39 years and he still loves his work. He can also help your with estate planning, tax planning, income tax preparation and appeals of property tax assessments. Mr. Burrows cares deeply about his clients and their problems.
R. Todd Balkema
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Big Rapids, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(800) 395-4347 218 Maple St
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Martin Holmes
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Muskegon, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(231) 744-9439 318 Center St
Muskegon, MI 49445
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Probate and Social Security Disability
University of Detroit
Manistee, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(231) 723-8333 414 Water St
Manistee, MI 49660
Estate Planning, Business and Municipal
Frankfort, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(231) 352-4412 719 Main St
Frankfort, MI 49635
Estate Planning, Municipal and Real Estate
Big Rapids, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(231) 796-3525 150 S Stewart Ave
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Fremont, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(269) 924-0780 8 E Main St
Fremont, MI 49412
Estate Planning, Employment and Real Estate
Whitehall, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(231) 894-5631 110 W Colby St
Whitehall, MI 49461
Estate Planning and Business
Manistee, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(231) 723-6501 65 Maple St
Manistee, MI 49660
Estate Planning
Big Rapids, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(231) 796-7609 119 S Michigan Ave
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Beulah, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(231) 882-4020 269 N Michigan Ave
Beulah, MI 49617
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Montague, MI Estate Planning Attorney
8787 Ferry St
Montague, MI 49437
Estate Planning, Business and Municipal
Aaron S. Coltrane
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Roscommon, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(989) 275-4365 241 Lake St.
PO Box 35
Roscommon, MI 48653
Estate Planning, Criminal, Family and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am a dedicated Attorney serving the great state of Michigan from Lansing to Traverse City, and all surrounding areas. I have a strong belief in our rights of life, liberty and freedom, as citizens of this great country, and I will do everything within my power to prevent my client's rights from being abridged. I specialize in the areas of Criminal Defense, Family Law, Personal Injury, No Fault, and civil litigation, but I devote myself to helping anyone in need, no matter the legal significance. I pride myself on providing personalized services and obtaining the best...
Brent T. Geers
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
(616) 965-6864 15 Ionia Ave SW STE 530
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Appeals, Elder and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Brent Geers specializes in helping people empower those they trust and provide for those they love. Brent has been an attorney since 2012, working with individuals and families to marshal their time, talent, and treasurer for the benefit of their children, family, and community. He is a Grand Rapids Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” honoree, and currently operates his own practice, Geers Law. Brent is married to an educator, who employs his services as a chaperon for various school functions. He is also his daughter’s father – a girl who will become a president, not a princess.
Robert J. Gavin
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11313 Troon Drive
Stanwood, MI 49346
Stanwood, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
Estate Planning, Construction, Municipal and Real Estate
DePaul College of Law
Robert Gavin is the Senior Associate at Shifman & Carlson, P.C. He has been practicing law since 2008, and was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2015, 2018, and 2019. He was also listed by DBusiness Magazine as a Top Lawyer in the Metro Detroit Area for Public Finance Law in both 2014, 2017, and 2018.

Rob brings a wide variety of skills and a diverse background to bear for his clients, including his experience with contract negotiation, employee issues, construction issues. Rob's undergraduate degree is in engineering, which has also been useful to clients during construction issues and in...
Kelly Lambert
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GRAND RAPIDS, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 30 years experience
(616) 732-8888 1444 MICHIGAN ST NE Suite 9
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49503
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Probate
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
KELLY G. LAMBERT was born in Omaha, Nebraska and graduated from Ottawa Hills High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1981. In 1985, he received his Bachelor of Arts in international relations from Michigan State University where he was a National Merit Scholar. In December 1988, he received his law degree from University of Michigan Law School, where he was the recipient of the Wolverine State Bar Association Scholarship. In 1989 he was licensed to practice law in New York. In 1990 he was admitted to practice law in Michigan. He was admitted to practice...
Geoffrey A. Haveman
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Zeeland, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(616) 499-7045 9 East Main Ave.
Zeeland, MI 49464
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy and Business
University of Michigan Law School
Geoffrey has been practicing law in western Michigan now — and previously in the Detroit metro area (and beyond) — since 2005. In that time, he has consulted thousands of clients, and took part in many bankruptcy cases (both Chapter 7 and 13) for individuals and small businesses and helped numerous individuals and small businesses with all their legal needs. In addition, Geoff has volunteered at Freedom House Detroit practicing immigration and asylum law, teaches test preparation classes, and tutors students for standardized tests. Geoff grew up on a dairy farm in western Michigan — in his free time he enjoys...
Adam Zuwerink
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Muskegon, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(231) 457-4235 900 3rd Street
Suite 203
Muskegon, MI 49440
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
University of Virginia
Headquartered in Holland / Zeeland, Michigan with a second office in Muskegon, Michigan, West Michigan Law, P.C. was founded by Adam Zuwerink to provide the highest-quality legal services on an efficient and cost-effective basis, focusing on business, real estate and estate planning legal work.
Agnes Jury
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Traverse City, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(877) 221-7628 13919 S. West Bay Shore Drive
Suite 209
Traverse City, MI 49684
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
The John Marshall Law School
September 2015-present - Attorney at Sterling Law Office and ADAM - The American Divorce Association for Men in Traverse City, Michigan, practicing in the areas of family law, immigration law, estate planning, civil litigation, Appeals, and business law.

April 2008-May 2015 - Attorney in Geneva, Illinois, practicing in the areas of administrative law, Appeals, business law, civil litigation, criminal law, employment law, estate planning, family law and immigration law.

I currently work in the areas of family law, immigration, and estate planning.
Free phone consult - 231-486-0559 / sterlinglawoffice.net
Michael J. Swogger
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Traverse City, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 30 years experience
(231) 947-6800 10691 East Carter Road, Suite 103
Traverse City, MI 49684
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Insurance Defense and Probate
Michigan State University
I am rated AV by Martindale Hubbell. I completed my Certificate of Completion for the Probate and Estate Planning Certificate Program in Michigan in 2010. I practiced in the area of insurance defense litigation from 1989 through 2012. I have tried over 60 civil jury cases. My practice now focuses on estate planning, probate, and trust administration.

I live in Northern Michigan, married with two adult children and a dog. I play guitar in 3 different rock n roll cover bands. I also attempt to sing...
Matthew Piwowar
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Grandville, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(855) 750-8787 2939 Wilson Ave SW, No. 126
Grandville, MI 49468
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Probate
University of Michigan Law School
Estate Planning Attorney – Biography

Matthew V. Piwowar is the founder of Legacy Architects PLLC. His practice focuses on Estate Planning, Trusts and Wills, Special Needs Children, Business Succession, Long-Term Care, and Probate. He has over 27 years of experience advising on estate planning, business law, mergers & acquisitions, finance, and international law. Mr. Piwowar was born in Marquette, MI and grew up in West Michigan. He provides services to his clients statewide, from Grandville and Grand Rapids, south to Three Rivers and Kalamazoo, north to Boyne City and St. Ignace.

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Piwowar’s background includes such transactions as: the sale of a...
L. Allen Heneveld
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years experience
(616) 498-5112 2828 Kraft Ave SE
Ste. 256
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Trademarks
The George Washington University Law School
BUSINESS LAW. With my education (JD, MBA, CPA) and experience (Attorney and Business Executive) I bring an unusual extensive knowledge and experience in both the business legal world and the business operations world. As a result, I understand both the business and legal aspects of most situations.

ESTATE PLANNING. I have developed an unique process to help clients understand how an estate plan works in order to help them make informed decisions so they have a peace of mind knowing what how their estate plan will unfold as life progresses.

PROBATE. For those looking to keep...
Michael Lichterman
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(616) 827-7596 5252 Clyde Park Ave. SW
Suite A
Grand Rapids, MI 49509
Estate Planning and Business
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
A relationship approach to providing peace of mind for your family and your business. That says it all. At Lichterman Law, PLC we strive to provide families and businesses with access to their own personal lawyer. We call it the Lichterman Law Difference. It is my passion to help families and businesses make the best decisions possible throughout their lifetime or existence. We provide all services on a flat-fee only basis, agreed to in advance so there are no surprises. We want you to know you can call us any time without getting charged...
Lesley Hoenig
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Mount Pleasant, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(989) 773-0900 407 E Broadway
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Probate
Northern Illinois University College of Law
I am an attorney licensed to practice in Michigan, Illinois and Minnesota. I primarily practice in bankruptcy, foreclosure, real estate, estate planning and probate.
Lea Ann Sterling
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Traverse City, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience
(877) 221-7628 13919 S. West Bay Shore Drive
Suite 209
Traverse City, MI 49684
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Lea Ann Sterling has been a member of the Michigan Bar since 1998. Admitted to the bar in Ohio in 1981, Mrs. Sterling practiced law in Columbus. In 1997, she began a sabbatical to write, travel, and relocate from Ohio to Michigan. Her first book, Historic Homes of Olde Towne, was released in 1999 and won the Ohio Historical Society’s Public Education and Awareness Award. Historic Cottages of Mackinac Island, released in 2001, was listed on the Michigan Governor’s List of Best Books of 2001. In March 1999, Mrs. Sterling was appointed Village of Empire Zoning Administrator where she was...
Audra R McClure
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(616) 451-4000 678 Front Ave NW, Ste 176
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I pride myself in communicating well with clients and always keeping their familes' best interests in mind.
Christopher K. Cooke
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Traverse City, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years experience
(800) 525-6386 300 E Front St
#445
Traverse City, MI 49684
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Employment and Family
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Chris Cooke has been a licensed attorney in the State of Michigan for 33 years. He began his career as an Assistant Prosecutor in Kalamazoo, Michigan where he tried over 100 misdemeanor jury trials and more than 60 felony jury trials. He later entered the private practice of law where he worked in the insurance defense field conducting numerous arson and fraud investigations. He also developed a strong subrogation practice and expanded his defense knowledge into the liability field.

In 1995, Mr. Cooke assisted in establishing the first Michigan litigation office for Citizens Insurance. He organized the property defense and subrogation...
Nathan Bocks
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Holland, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(616) 395-3761 1157 South Shore Drive
Holland, MI 49423
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Real Estate
Marquette University Law School
Donald Messinger
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Spring Lake, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 46 years experience
(616) 846-7600 17190 Van Wagoner Road
Spring Lake, MI 49456
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
DePaul College of Law
I have a broad range of legal service experience including; estate planning with wills, trusts and business plan documents; business transactions and contracts; civil litigation; and a variety of commercial and residential real estate matters.
Linda E. Wasielewski
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Traverse City, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years experience
(231) 933-0829 934 South Garfield Avvenue
Suite A2
Traverse City, MI 49686
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Wayne State University Law School
The law office of Linda E. Wasielewski, located in Traverse City, Michigan, serves the Northern Michigan area by delivering a highly specialized spectrum of legal services to its clients. Servicing the estate planning, probate, transactional and family law needs of my clients, I have highly specialized expertise and advanced training in these fields of law. I strive to individualize my attention in a personal manner to meet the unique needs of each client. I stress delivery of the highest quality of service at a modest rate to insure the establishment and maintenance of a trust relationship between...
Anne M VanderBroek
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Spring Lake, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 2 years experience
(616) 607-7522 17190 Van Wagoner Rd.
Spring Lake, MI 49456
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Elder and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Lake Michigan College
At VanderBroek Law PLLC in Spring Lake, Michigan, we are fully prepared to help you with myriad serious legal issues affecting nearly every aspect of your life, including your family, your business, your finances and your future.

To that end, our law firm offers exceptional representation and support to a diverse range of clients throughout Ottawa, Kent and Muskegon counties who have legal needs involving any of the following practice areas:

Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy
Commercial collections and Debt Relief
Criminal Defense - including Felony, Misdemeanor, and OWI/DWI representation
Estate planning, wills, trusts, and elder law and probate administration

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Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.