The mission of the Michigan Elder Law Center is to educate and assist Michigan seniors, veterans, and their families navigate the long-term care legal maze.
Somewhere in your life, there is someone receiving home care, in a nursing home or in an assisted living facility. Maybe they have Alzheimer’s or dementia. The people that love them are stressed that they are going to run out of money. We’re the firm to call when their back is against the wall. If you know anybody like that, ever, have them call us at (248) 481-4000.
Appointments available in Bloomfield Hills- Oakland County, Novi-Oakland County and Livonia-Wayne County.
We are here to help you.
Thank you for visiting the home of the DBusiness Top Lawyers for 2012 at the Michigan Elder Law Center. The Michigan Elder Law Center is a division of Witzke Berry Carter & Wander PLLC,created by attorney Christopher J. Berry, Esq.
We do this by providing education and outreach to the community on long-term care, aging, elder law, and other issues facing Michigan seniors.
As elder law attorneys we assist seniors, veterans and their families throughout all of Michigan with their long-term care, Alzheimer’s legal planning, veterans benefits planning, Medicaid crisis planning, nursing home planning and various other elder law needs including, wills, trusts, health care directives and powers of attorney.
How We Can Help Your Family | Our Practice Areas
As holistic elder care attorneys we help our client families in a variety of different ways. Over all what we offer is peace of mind. We do that in knowing and understanding the the complicated long-term care legal maze that many families are facing for the first time. As elder law attorneys, we deal with the convulted governmental and health care programs on a daily basis. Our practice areas include:
- Veterans Benefits | Aid & Attendance. We help veterans and surviving spouses secure their non-service connected aid & attendance benefit that they deserve. Veterans may receive up to $2,019 per month, tax free.
- Life Care Planning. Too often estate planning attorneys only plan for when a senior passes away. What happens if they don’t and continue to age, that is where life care planning comes into play. It’s planning for life.
- Medicaid Planning. Whether you’re concerned about paying long-term care costs in the future or you have a loved one going into the nursing home now, we can put together legal plans to protect your assets from “nursing home spend-down.”
- Estate Planning. Some things in life are constant, death and taxes. Through proper estate planning we can effectively plan for what happens if you were to pass away, minimizing probate costs, estate taxes and long-term care costs for the surviving spouse.
We have put together a variety of free reports that you can request to the right of this page.
As Michigan VA Accredited elder care lawyers, we have extensive experience helping veterans and their families through out all of Michigan with their Aid & Attendance VA planning and applications. The Michigan Elder Law Center assists veterans, and their surviving spouses by planning for eligibility for Veterans Administration Aid & Attendance or related non-service connected pension benefits.
The Michigan Elder Law Center is your family’s “one stop shop” for all things elder law. It is designed for our Michigan clients, allied professionals and the senior community at large, containing free materials, education, support and services related to the issues surrounding aging. The Michigan Elder Law Center has been made available for your benefit.
We feel honored and privileged to have the trust of our Michigan families as we assist and serve them through their preparation for and transition through the elder journey. We do this with the utmost professionalism, intimacy, respect and dignity. Our mission at the Michigan Elder Law Center is to build enduring bridges with our clients and their families as they learn about the critical long-term care planning decisions they need to make. We appreciate and look forward to nurturing those relationships with senior care providers and professionals that also serve our families, and have their best interest at heart.
As Michigan elder care attorneys, we assist clients with their veterans benefits, aid and attendance, Medicaid, nursing home asset protection, and estate planning throughout Metro Detroit and Michigan, including Bloomfield Hills, Farmington Hills, Livonia, Troy, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Farmington, Royal Oak, Warren, Sterling Heights, Southfield, and Oakland County, Macomb County, and Wayne County.