West Michigan Attorneys Experienced in Special Needs and Estate Planning
For almost 20 years, our law firm has offered clients a one-stop-shop for special needs planning. Attorneys Dan Blauw and Sarah Kirkpatrick understand the unique needs faced by those with disabilities and their loved ones. They assist clients with a wide range of disability-related matters - legal guardianship or alternatives, drafting special needs trusts, supportive housing, and more. They frequently work with parents to create comprehensive estate plans that incorporate special needs trusts. While our attorneys specialize in the area of special needs planning, they are also experienced in other practice areas: traditional estate planning, incapacity planning, probate of decedents' estates, and trust administration. For more information, go to our Practice Areas page. We are based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but serve West Michigan and beyond.
Upcoming Presentations and Events:
We are currently scheduling events for 2019. Check back for more details!
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MSU Law Clerk:
Law student Emily Sexton recently joined our firm as a law clerk. Emily attends Michigan State University College of Law and will graduate in May 2019. She is from the Grand Rapids, MI area and has a special interest in family law, trusts and estates, and juvenile law. When she isn’t studying, working or sleeping, Emily enjoys spending time with her new puppy, Roscoe, and his older dog-sibling, Maya. Emily is working with us through the fall. If you have any questions, she is happy to help. Welcome, Emily!
Resources and Media:
QUICK REFERENCE on ABLE: Our summary of Special Needs Trusts v. ABLE Accounts. Click here. See Michigan's ABLE site here.
Go to our Media page for more videos, podcasts, and articles!