Brett Howell, the founder of the Elder and Estate Planning Law Firm, specializes in helping Michigan families protect their estates. Whether you are worried about nursing home expenses that cost approximately $9,000.00 per month, assisted living expenses, having your estate avoid probate court or planning for a special needs child or grandchild, Brett has helped thousands of families obtain peace of mind when faced with such issues. Often this involves qualifying for Medicaid or VA benefits, creating a trust for an estate or a special needs trust for a disabled loved one. If you are dealing with any of these issues, contact our office for a confidential consultation to discuss your concerns with Brett – you will be glad (and relieved) you did.
Probate is the legal process by which the estate of a deceased person is settled. Regardless if someone dies with or without a will, probate is generally required when a person dies owning assets that do not have either a co-owner or a named beneficiary. Probate administration generally involves identifying the probate assets of the decedent, paying the decedent’s debts, taxes and other expenses, then distributing the remaining assets to the devisees or heirs. If a person d