Michigan Will diputes, Trust disputes, Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship, Conservatorship

Law Office of Dean E. Patrick, PLLC

Law Office of Dean E. Patrick, PLLC
24725 W. 12 Mile Road - Ste. 110
Southfield, Michigan 48034

Phone(248) 663-2566
Fax (248) 663-2567

Website www.PatrickLegal.com
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Law Firm Overview

The Law Office of Dean E. Patrick, PLLC in Michigan is dedicated to probate, litigation, personal injury, and all traffic matters (civil and criminal). No matter your need, our firm will provide high-quality legal advice as we work through the matters together.

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Patrick works hard to protect our client's rights and advocate for client positions. Mr. Patrick always puts the clients' needs and objectives first.

Clients that work with our firm receive Dean E. Patrick's focused energy and resources into their matters. He offers personalized attention throughout the process unlike some larger firms.

Call us today for a free consultation.

Year this Office was Established: 2008

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Wills, Trusts, Will dispute, Trust dispute, Guardianship, Conservatorship, Incapacity Planning, Power of Attorney, Debt Settlement

Areas of Law Description

The Law Office of Dean E. Patrick, PLLC focuses our practice to the following areas of law:

- Estate Planning

Over the course of a lifetime assets are acquired. When we pass on those assets remain and they will be reallocated. The question is, will you have a say in the matter?

Estate Planning is the process that gives you a say. If you become incapacitated and even when you're gone estate planning keeps you in control.

There a variety of tools, including wills and trusts, that assure you keep control even when you are unable to speak on your own behalf. Which instruments are used depend on the specifics of your circumstances.

- Wills

A must for your estate plan, the will allows you to control the distribution of your property after you pass on.

- Trusts

Trusts have been used for thousands of years. Still, they did not become popular estate planning tools until recently.

A trust is a written agreement that names someone to be responsible for managing property for the benefit of others. As far as the law is concerned, a trust is a distinct, separate, entity.

- Estate Settlement

When a person passes away, their assets must be administered. Whether you are the personal representative (executor) in the probate court or a trustee of a trust, the law requires you act in the best interest of the estate you administer.

- Probate

Are you faced with a probate court matter?

If so, you need the assistance of an experienced probate attorney. The Law Office of Dean E. Patrick can guide you through the probate process in a calming, informative way. We want to be your guide during this troubled time.

- Guardianship

When an individual can't make general care and control decisions for themselves, a guardianship may be established in the probate court.

Call Michigan guardianship lawyer, Dean E. Patrick so that he can help you:

* Establish guardianship
* Terminate guardianship
* Modify guardianship
* Contest guardianship
* File guardianship report

- Conservatorship

When an individual can't manage their own finances, a conservatorship may be established in the probate court.

Call Michigan conservatorship attorney, Dean E. Patrick so that he can help you:

* Establish conservatorship
* Terminate conservatorship
* Modify conservatorship
* Contest conservatorship
* File conservatorship accounts

- Incapacity Planning

Under Michigan law, an incapacitated individual is one "who is impaired by reason of mental illness, mental deficiency, physical illness or disability, chronic use of drugs, chronic intoxication, or other cause, not including minority, to the extent of lacking sufficient understanding or capacity to make or communicate informed decisions."

- Power of Attorney

Generally speaking, a power of attorney is a writing that gives legal authority to a third party (agent) to act on the behalf of someone else (principal).

In estate planning, these tools are used to insure someone you trust manages your financial and health care decisions when you no longer can.


When you go to the doctor or the dentist they always want you to sign a "HIPAA form." This "form" is a release document giving the professional permission to share your health information as necessary without liability under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

A seasoned estate planner, Attorney Patrick can assure your loved ones have access to your medical records so as to make informed decisions for you if incapacity occurs.

- Medicaid Planning

Part of good estate planning is focused on the preservation of assets for your loved ones. Unfortunately, nursing home costs pose a real threat to those assets. To address this issue, Attorney Patrick assists individuals with Medicaid planning.

- Debt Settlement

Debt Worries? Let an aggressive, dedicated, lawyer deal with those hardball creditors

Attorney Patrick can help you:

* Stop the harassing debt collector calls and letters
* Minimize or eliminate debt as quickly as possible
* Avoid bankruptcy
* Avoid the time and costs associated with so called credit counselors
* Begin to rebuild credit
* Regain financial control

Attorney Patrick will:

* Inform you of the pros and cons of debt settlement
* Advise you as to whether debt settlement is the best path to follow
* Handle future contact with the creditor
* Guarantee your price
* Guarantee a refund if settlement negotiations do not result in an offer from the creditor saving you at least 30%


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