Every person and family has different needs, goals, and challenges; and these can all change rapidly. Are you concerned about the future of your child with special needs? Are your parents aging and battling declining health? Are you about to remarry and have questions about protecting your child(ren)? Maybe you’re wondering if it’s time to create a Will or Trust. The experienced Attorneys at Mall Malisow & Cooney, P.C. will assist you with developing an individualized and comprehensive plan to meet your family’s unique and changing needs.
Contact Mall Malisow & Cooney for your initial consultation about Probate matters, Estate and Trust Administration, Special Needs planning, Elder Law, and more. Our Attorneys can help provide peace of mind about your future.
Anyone above the age of 18 should consider establishing a formal Estate plan, but especially those with blended families, parents of small children, those who have specific preferences regarding end-of-life treatment, and anyone with an Estate containing valuable assets. Our Michigan Estate Planning Attorneys will help you to design an Estate plan that reflects your wishes and fully preserves your interests regarding inheritance distribution, health care treatment, care for minor children and much more.
Our talented Estate Planning Attorneys can help with:
- Durable Power of Attorney
- Living Will/Medical Power of Attorney
- Business Succession Plans
At Mall Malisow & Cooney, P.C., we take a unique and holistic approach to Elder Law issues. Our legal team works in tandem with a network of professionals to ensure individuality, respect, dignity, independence, and the highest possible quality of life for elderly individuals. ElderCare Legal Planning has two primary goals: quality of life and care, and preserving and protecting your assets.
Our ElderCare℠ Attorneys can assist you with:
- ElderCare℠ Legal Planning
- Durable Powers of Attorney
- Living Wills/Medical Power of Attorney
- Living Will/Advance Directives
- Guardianship / Conservatorship Issues
- Care Advocacy
- Government Benefits Planning
Probate, Estate and Trust Administration
Do you know what your responsibilities are if you are appointed as a loved one’s financial or medical decision-maker? Do you understand the steps to take to administer a Trust or Estate after a loved one dies? Our experienced Trust and Estate Attorneys can assist and guide you through the process.
The Probate Attorneys of Mall Malisow and Cooney, P.C. can help with:
- Guardianship / Conservatorship Issues
- Estate Administration
- Trust Administration
- Contested Wills and Trusts
- Probate Litigation and Mediation
Guardianships and Conservatorships
Sometimes, a family will have the responsibility of caring for a child or adult who cannot manage their own affairs. The ideal situation is for the family to establish an Estate plan that includes a Financial and Medical Durable Powers of Attorney in advance of need to handle the loved one in question’s affairs on their behalf.
At times, there is no person(s) legally capable of assisting an individual who is not able to manage their own affairs. In these cases, the Michigan Probate Court will appoint a Guardian or Conservator to assist the individual and manage their affairs.
Special Needs Planning
At Mall Malisow & Cooney, P.C., we offer a holistic approach to Special Needs Planning for families who have unique responsibilities of caring for a loved one with physical or mental challenges. We seek to assist families in preserving dignity, respect, and individuality for their loved ones while leveraging federal and state laws to protect their assets.
Special Needs Planning often includes the creation of certain types of Trusts to provide for care needs and protect the loved one’s assets. Our Special Needs Planning Attorneys are experienced at helping families walk through the planning process.
Our Attorneys are experienced with Special Needs issues and can assist with:
- Special Needs Trusts
- ABLE Accounts
- Pooled Account Trusts
- Other Estate Planning Tools
- Placement & Care Issues Advocacy
- Government Benefits Advocacy
Sadly, many veterans are unaware of the benefits to which they may be entitled following military service in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard. These benefits can provide significant assistance, particularly in cases where the veteran suffered a service-related injury or disability, or where the armed forces member died while engaged in active service.
A Respected Michigan Probate Law Firm
The Estate Planning Law Firm of Mall Malisow & Cooney maintains a significant presence in reputable listings such as Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America. Moreover, our law firm is comprised of two Attorneys who are nationally Certified Elder Law Attorneys (CELA), certified by the National Elder Law Foundation.
Our Attorneys use their extensive training and expertise to provide the highest level of legal and mediation services to you and your family. Our goal is to always serve the best interests of our clients, assist them through the process of administering their loved one’s Trust and settling any disputes quickly and amicably.