Our clients think of us as close friends and counselors as opposed to attorneys. We provide peace of mind, comfort, reassurance during some of life’s most frightening circumstances. Most families seek us out when they are in crisis, face pan, and the enormity of end-of-life decision making or facing the burden of caring for a loved one trying to navigate the maze of long-term care costs or the issues surrounding aging.
We didn’t start out identifying our selves as “elder law” attorneys, we were an estate and business planning firm with over 20+ years providing excellent, high-end service to our clients. However, more and more we were being bombarded by our clients and clients families with issues common to elder law.
“Mom was just diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, what do we do?”
“Dad, who was a veteran is entering a skilled nursing facility, how does mom pay for it?”
Our firm was founded on providing service to our client’s needs, and not having these answers was profoundly unsettling. So, we researched, studies, learned, and became experts in the field.
I (Chris) became a VA Accredited attorney in 2007, once the accreditation was available. I was one of the first VA Accredited attorneys in Michigan. We (Mike and I) became members and shared planning ideas with other elder law attorneys across the nation in the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Elder Counsel, Elder Care Matters, and the National Care Planning Council. I have been published in national trade publications, such as the NAELA NEWS on topics such as elder law, VA planning, and Medicaid planning.
Through our dedicated work, our firm Witzke Berry Carter & Wander PLLC has become a thought leader in elder law and has received national recognition for our elder law work.
Now years later, after helping our thousands of clients with the issues involving in aging, disability, and long-term care, we are looking to bring our expertise to the public by founding the Michigan Elder Law Center.
We view the Michigan Elder Law Center as a resource center for families, care givers, and senior care providers.
When a long-term disability or end-of-life crisis hits, look to contact Christopher J. Berry and the Michigan Elder Law Center to provide guidance and hope through the Wizke Berry Carter & Wander law firm. We think of ourselves as champions of those facing long-term disability such as Alzheimer’s or the potential loss of a loved one. We will work to extend and maximize family resources to improve a senior’s quality of life by coordinating the estate plan and qualifying for any earned public benefits.
We find honest, legal, ways to protect our clients’ homes, resources, loved ones, values and most importantly, independence.
I look forward to helping you.
Very Truly Yours,
Christopher J. Berry, Esq.
Michigan Elder Law Attorney