Alpena, MI Office: (989)358-2100
Petoskey, MI Office: (231)487-1201


As the ordinary life expectancy continues to increase, so does the need for Elder law. This special area of law concentrates on satisfying the goals of older individuals and their families. State and federal laws are complicated; legal issues affecting the elderly and the handicapped are difficult to deal with alone.

Our specially trained and professional lawyers and staff are here to assist.  We have attorneys in Alpena and Petoskey, Michigan who specialize in Elder Law and Estate Planning.

Elderly Law Services:

Living Wills and Power of Attorneys

Social Security and Retirement Planning

Guardianships and Conservatorships

Medicaid Planning & Assistance in the application process

Protection of Family Assets from creditors and avoidable taxation

Long Term Care, Assisted Living & Nursing Home Issues

Medicare and Paying for Health Care

Handicap Planning

Long Term Care

Medicaid Planning

Many people want to know when Medicaid will cover retirement home costs that can run $75,000 a year or more. Very few individuals can pay those expenses from their regular earnings, and it doesn’t take long to lose all one’s savings or assets from recovery by the State. Long term care insurance is too costly for lots of people. A person already ill may be uninsurable.

Attorneys understand this regularly changing area of the law and how exemption planning can save assets from waste. It is a complex field and must be dealt with by an attorney who knows Medicaid law and stays current on it.

Long Term Care Planning

Having a discussion with your loved one about his/her long term care wishes beforehand will be valuable when the time comes for you to make decisions about their care when they cannot care for themselves. The first step in the planning procedure is having a discussion about your family or love one’s long term care desires.