Shepherd, Michigan Estate Planning Lawyers

Midland, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(989) 631-2800 207 Dartmouth Dr
Midland, MI 48640
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Saginaw, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(989) 498-2100 4301 Fashion Square Blvd
Saginaw, MI 48603
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Bay City, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(989) 893-9511 903 N Jackson St
Bay City, MI 48708
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Bay City, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(989) 893-3518 916 Washington Ave
Bay City, MI 48708
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Saginaw, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(989) 790-2500 721 S Michigan Ave
Saginaw, MI 48602
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Elder
Midland, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(989) 839-0300 6024 Eastman Ave
Midland, MI 48640
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation and Tax
West Branch, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years experience
(989) 345-1518 3200 Wickes Rd
West Branch, MI 48661
Estate Planning
Case Western Reserve Un School of Law
Bay City, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(989) 892-0591 900 Center Ave
Bay City, MI 48708
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Midland, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(989) 832-8096 112 Dartmouth Dr
Midland, MI 48640
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Saginaw, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(989) 498-2100 4301 Fashion Square Blvd
Saginaw, MI 48603
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Saginaw, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(989) 498-2100 4301 Fashion Square Blvd
Saginaw, MI 48603
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Howard City, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(231) 937-9180 230 W Shaw St
Howard City, MI 49329
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Saginaw, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(989) 498-2100 4301 Fashion Square Blvd
Saginaw, MI 48603
Estate Planning, Business, Environmental and Real Estate
Midland, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(989) 839-0467 121 McDonald St
Midland, MI 48640
Estate Planning, Criminal and DUI
Clare, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(989) 429-7912 5986 E Dover Rd
Clare, MI 48617
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Social Security Disability
Big Rapids, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(231) 796-3525 150 S Stewart Ave
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Owosso, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(517) 723-1451 614 5th St
Owosso, MI 48867
Estate Planning
Saginaw, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(989) 793-4740 715 Court St
Saginaw, MI 48602
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Municipal
Saginaw, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(989) 792-3981 1711 Court St
Saginaw, MI 48602
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Bay City, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(989) 893-9511 903 N Jackson St
Bay City, MI 48708
Estate Planning
Saginaw, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(989) 792-2552 5090 State St
Saginaw, MI 48603
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Standish, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(989) 846-4589 206 E Cedar St
Standish, MI 48658
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Midland, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(989) 832-1816 816 W Wackerly St
Midland, MI 48640
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Owosso, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(989) 725-8189 312 N Water St
Owosso, MI 48867
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Midland, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(989) 837-2688 121 McDonald St
Midland, MI 48640
Estate Planning, Environmental and Real Estate
Saginaw, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(989) 799-5000 5195 Hampton Pl
Saginaw, MI 48604
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Midland, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(989) 839-0300 6024 Eastman Ave
Midland, MI 48640
Estate Planning, Business and Health Care
Bay City, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(989) 893-3518 916 Washington Ave
Bay City, MI 48708
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Personal Injury
Essexville, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(989) 894-2000 303 Hart St
Essexville, MI 48732
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Municipal
Saginaw, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(989) 793-2280 611 S Michigan Ave
Saginaw, MI 48602
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
John Ceci
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Brighton, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years experience
(810) 299-2734 726 W. Grand River Ave.
Brighton, MI 48116
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Collections and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Eastern Michigan University
I'm a sole practitioner in Brighton (Livingston County) Michigan specializing in estate planning, family and divorce law, bankruptcy and debt relief, appeals, juvenile law, parent's rights, probate court matters (estate administration, guardianship, conservatorship), collection cases, landlord tenant cases and general civil matters.
Trent Harris
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Jackson, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(517) 240-4236 404 S. Jackson St.
Jackson, MI 49201
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Collections and Probate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
I'm a bankruptcy, collections, estate planning, and probate lawyer practicing in Jackson, Michigan. Born and raised in Jackson, Michigan, I've been a lawyer since 2008 and have spent most of that time in private practice as a solo practitioner. I also have worked several years working for a bank as in-house counsel handling debt collections and Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy matters.

I help individuals and families plan for and navigate legal issues in some of the most significant financial and legal events in their lives: births, deaths, marriages, divorces, job losses, illnesses, hospitalizations, long-term-care, and other major life...
Travis I Dafoe
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Frankenmuth, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(989) 321-2330 160 S. Main St, Ste 4
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I enjoy the interaction with people where I can explain something that may seem complex in a way that helps them understand. As a former teacher, I do enjoy those ah-ha moments where things click. I enjoy talking with clients and getting to know them and their situation, so that I can find the best possible solutions for their needs. I believe that effective estate planning is a critical component of my client’s life planning. I believe that family fights over inheritance are unnecessary and wasteful. Families achieve better outcomes through planning rather than fighting. While it is...
James Hubbert
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(248) 454-1860 2525 S Telegraph
suite 100
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Free ConsultationBloomfield Hills, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Michigan State University
Attorney James D. Hubbert is the managing partner of the Law Offices of Graham and Hubbert. He has over 28 years of legal experience and has the highest peer and client ratings with Martindale-Hubbell ( A.V. Preeminent) and A.V.V.O. (Superb).
Brett Howell
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Grand Blanc, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 28 years experience
(810) 953-3846 8285 S Saginaw St
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Brett is a Certified Elder Law Attorney and has been helping his clients for over 20 years. He is the owner of The Elder and Estate Planning Law Firm, P.L.L.C. located at 8285 S. Saginaw Street in Grand Blanc. As the firm name suggests, his practice is dedicated exclusively to assisting clients with their estate planning and elder law needs, such as Medicaid planning, trusts, wills, Veterans Benefits planning, guardianship, conservatorships and probate estate or trust administration.
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...
Kenneth V Zichi
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Howell, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 33 years experience
(810) 299-5222 1360 W. Grand River Ave
Howell, MI 48843
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Family and Insurance Claims
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Helping Livingston County residents navigate the legal system for 30 years. I focus on Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning and Probate, with a significant portion of my practice also concerning Real Estate and general civil litigation. If you have questions or issues with your home, a cabin up north, or want to insure your family is cared for after you are gone, I'd be happy to meet with you, perhaps bust some myths, and certainly insure YOUR and your family's needs are met. Call for an appointment today!
Eric J. Sheppard
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Okemos, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(517) 618-1580 2109 Hamilton Road
Suite 206
Okemos, MI 48864
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
The Law Office of Eric J. Sheppard represents clients in criminal cases and divorce/custody cases, as well as many other areas of law. We fight for our client's rights. We provide diligent representation and give personalized attention to all of our cases. Contact us today at 517-618-1580.
Kent Bieberich
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Battle Creek, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(269) 979-3990 3 Heritage Oak Lane
Battle Creek, MI 49015
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Social Security Disability
College of William and Mary

The best part of being a lawyer is helping others with their legal issues. I don’t pay for TV advertisements or premium on-line placements. Instead, I do the best I can at a fair price for my valuable clients who in turn pay me the ultimate compliment by referring me to others who may need legal services. Here are a few things I ask you to consider.

- I deal directly with my clients. I do not pass you on to a junior associate; I do the actual work, which I continue to find interesting and rewarding.

-I work...
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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.