PRACTICE AREAS

We work closely with clients to provide exceptional legal services that are catered specifically to their needs. Take a look at the services we offer, and get in touch today with any questions.

Estate Planning

Common Services Include:

  • Wills

  • Codicils

  • Irrevocable Trusts

  • Testamentary Trusts

  • Pet Trusts

  • Healthcare Power of Attorneys

  • Financial Power of Attorneys

  • HIPAA Authorization and Waiver

  • Revocable Trusts

  • IRA Beneficiary Trusts

  • Advanced Healthcare Directives

Estate planning can protect you and your assets during your lifetime and preserve your estate for your heirs and other beneficiaries after your death. A well thought out and personally tailored estate plan can insure your assets are distributed as you intended after your death while minimizing administrative costs, transfer costs, and taxes. An estate plan can also protect wealth from the claims of creditors and predators in the event of a divorce, lawsuit or bankruptcy. 

Putting together an estate plan is an individual custom process that has several different determining factors. For example, a young, single individual will have a much different plan than a married couple with children. It is important to have a plan in place to help alleviate the burdens after your death. Once a plan is in place it is also important to keep it updated with changing life events such as a marriage, the birth of a child, or health complications.

Business Law

A business can only thrive when it is built on a firm legal foundation. At Riemer Law PLLC, we will help you understand your options when forming a business entity, drafting contracts and taking care of other legal matters that affect your business’s bottom line. You will receive not only a well advised and drafted Limited Liability Company (“LLC"), but peace of mind. When Creating a business entity such as an LLC, the clients specific needs must be addressed. Furthermore, without a general understanding of the statutory formalities that must be adhered to, LLC owners run the risk of losing their “limited liability” protection if the business entity is not set up in a legal and correct manner.

 

Limited Scope Representation

Many low and medium income individuals involved in a legal dispute are left with the choice of suffering without legal representation or attempting to represent themselves.  As the number of self-represented litigants in Michigan continues to rise, so does the confusion, delay, and frustration of litigants, judges, and courts.  Recently, the Michigan Supreme Court approved a set of guidelines for limited scope representation that allows for litigants to hire an attorney for specific distinct tasks rather than full representation.  This permits the client and attorney to collectively determine which portions of the case each is capable of handling.

 

Elder Law

Elder law is a legal specialty, which focuses on the legal issues that most affect senior citizens, such as: estate planning, asset protection, assistance with obtaining government benefits, health care decision making, deciding who will handle their financial affairs if they are unable to handle them, and many others. The way that these matters are handled can have serious financial and health care consequences. Obtaining the advice of an attorney who specializes in elder law matters can help you avoid many pitfalls and ensure that your interests are protected.

 

Mediation

Mediation provides an impartial, non-binding assessment of your dispute in a private and confidential environment. Mediators don’t judge or counsel, but simply find avenues to reconciliation between disputing parties through the skills and experience they possess as a trained mediator. Given the recent court closures and the difficulty of taking cases to trial nowadays, mediation is becoming a more reliable and affordable option than ever before.

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