Practice Areas

Oakland County Estate Planning Attorneys

Estate Planning ▪ Special Needs Planning ▪ Guardianship and Conservatorship

At Mall Malisow & Cooney, P.C., we realize that each client and family has unique concerns and goals. Our lawyers always take the time to develop a personalized estate plan or care plan that best serves that client's needs.

Below are brief summaries of our primary practice areas. If you have any questions for us, or are interested in meeting with one of our experienced Oakland County estate planning lawyers, please contact our office and ask for an initial consultation. We assist clients in Farmington Hills and throughout the Detroit metropolitan area.

Essential Legal Planning for Individuals, Families and Businesses

Do you have your Essential Estate Plan in place, so that if you aren't able to manage your financial affairs or health care decisions, your wishes are known? Is your plan up to date to allow for changes in your personal life or the law? Every adult should have a Will, possibly a Trust, a Durable Power of Attorney, and a Medical Power of Attorney or Living Will. Likewise, any small business should have a solid plan in place addressing the succession of the business. Without advanced Business Succession Planning, the death of a key member of the business could lead to the downfall of the business.

Planning for Quality of Life and Quality of Care

Does your estate plan consider the fact that you may, at some point, need daily assistance ? Whether provided at home, in an assisted living facility, or in a nursing home, the cost of care exceeds most family budgets. ElderCare Law attorneys and care advocates at our firm advise clients on ways to prepare for the medical and long-term care expenses associated with aging. We want to help you make use of all available resources to maintain the highest level of independence and quality of life possible.

Planning for Those With Special Needs

Are you planning for the future care of a child or family member with disabilities? Our process of Holistic Special Needs Planning uses state and federal trust laws to protect assets intended for your loved one's care through Special Needs Inheritance Trusts, Pooled Accounts Trusts and Special Needs Payback Trusts.

Care Advocacy to Protect Your Vulnerable Loved Ones

Care advocacy can ensure the best quality of life and quality of care for those who need assistance, whether it is provided at home, in an assisted living facility, in a nursing home, or other care settings. Individuals who are elderly are often vulnerable to abuse, the loss of dignity and independence, and poor health and mental health care. Attorneys and Care Advocates at Mall Malisow & Cooney, P.C., actively strive to preserve rights and promote quality care and safety for those who are vulnerable through the use of professional care advocates on staff, attending care planning conferences, assisting with admission and discharge planning, ensuring proper health care coverage, and reviewing nursing home contracts.

Ann Arbor Probate Lawyers Assisting With Guardianships, Conservatorships, Probate and Estate Administration

Does your family need a capable and understanding representative to guide you through the legal maze of probate court? We have extensive experience helping clients efficiently navigate the legal intricacies involved in the Probate and Estate Administration process. Our attorneys also have considerable experience in representing clients on either side of Probate Litigation, including Will Contests, disputing creditor claims, and all other types of Probate Disputes. We also provide skilled representation through appeals.

Answers, Advice, and Benefits Planning for Veterans

Obtaining proper Veterans Benefits and Pension benefits can be challenging. You may be entitled to benefits even if the VA has refused or denied your claim. If you have been denied VA benefits, working with an experienced attorney can make a considerable difference. At Mall Malisow & Cooney, P.C., we help you navigate this complex process. In addition to each of our veterans' benefits attorneys being certified, our firm employs a VA specialist with more than 30 years of experience as managing officer of the veterans service organization. He assists clients with essential VA benefits planning. However, if more complex planning is needed, our lawyers are equipped to address the needs of clients.

Contact our law firm to arrange an appointment with a skilled lawyer.