Frequently Asked Questions

Attorney Moshe B. Newman argued the first case of its kind in the State of Michigan. He has practiced in several counties in Michigan, including Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, and Genesee, along with the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the State of Michigan.

We know hiring an attorney can be an intimidating process, which is why we wanted to provide some answers to questions we are frequently asked.

What happens if I don’t have a Will?

The government determines what happens to all of your money, property, and other assets. Your family will have no say in what happens with your property, heirlooms, or bank accounts.

What is the difference between a Will and a Trust?

A Will goes through probate court, and becomes a part of the public record when it takes effect upon your passing. A Trust can skip court oversight and remain private, while taking effect upon signing. For more information regarding Estate Planning, click here.

What is an Executor of an Estate? How does that differ from a Power of Attorney?

A Power of Attorney gives an individual the authority to make decisions on behalf of someone else, and it expires upon their passing. An Executor then manages the decedent estate, while overseeing the distribution of assets, paying of debts, etc. For more information regarding Estate Administration, click here.

I am eligible for Medicaid, so why did I get rejected?

The Medicaid application process is extremely complicated, and the simplest of errors could result in a full denial of benefits. For more information regarding Medicaid Planning, click here.

If I live with my partner, but we are unmarried, won’t he or she get custody of my children if I pass?

Custody of children only passes automatically when you are married. However, you can set a Guardianship designation in your Will, allowing your partner to become Guardian and/or Conservator over your children. For more information regarding Guardianship and Conservatorship, click here.

Do you offer pro-bono services?

Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to offer pro-bono services. We do offer a free consultation, however, so we may be able to refer you to one of our colleagues, or potentially take your case on contingency basis.

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