Christopher J. Berry

Christopher J. Berry

  • Elder Law, Estate Planning
  • Michigan
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Summary

Estate Planning and Elder Law is not an area for a “generalist.” Your quality of life and your life’s work is more important than that. It is important to work with a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA). The CELA designation is the GOLD STANDARD in estate planning and elder law. The clients that we work with value the peace of mind, that their goals are being met with the absolute latest in legal strategies to protect assets and preserve quality of life and care. These are only available when working with a Certified Elder Law Attorney. Any attorney can say they “do estate planning or elder law”, but only CELAs can say they are the top 1% of estate planning and elder law attorneys. To accomplish our clients goals, we utilize a variety of legal and financial strategies to protect your assets and help ensure you receive the care you need today or in the future. Asset preservation is the name of the game. We want to protect your hard earned assets from probate, long-term care costs, and taxes. We call upon various governmental benefits to help pay the catastrophic cost of long-term care, including Veterans Benefits and Medicaid. We protect our clients’ assets from nursing home or Medicaid spend-down. Even if the protection of your assets is a function of estate and elder care planning, it is not the sole purpose of it. Sophisticated Estate Planning Strategies Typically, our approach to estate planning and elder care planning focuses on helping our clients accomplish three main goals: Making sure that when you pass your things go to the people you want, in the manner you want, with as little hassle as possible using sophisticated tools, like Retirement Plan Trusts. If you were to become incapacitated, that you have the right people making both medical and financial decisions for you. To protect your hard earned assets from long-term care costs and nursing home spend down and bring in any governmental resources you may be entitled to, like the

Practice Areas
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
Additional Practice Areas
  • Business Planning
  • Probate and Estate Administration
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
Education
Michigan State University
J.D / Coprorate Concentration
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Grand Valley State University
B.S / Finance & Psychology
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Awards
Spirit of Detroit
Detroit City Council
Won the Spirit of Detroit award for community service in 2007 from the Detroit City Council.
Professional Associations
WealthCounsel
Member
- Current
Activities: Member of WealthCounsel, a national collaborative of estate planning lawyers.
State Bar Of Michigan Estate and Probate Section
Member
- Current
Activities: Member of State Bar of Michigan Estate and Probate Section.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Estate Planning Strategies
Wealth Builders, LLC
Certifications
Certification of Completion of the Estate Planning and Probate Program
State Bar of Michigan and Institute of Continued Legal Education
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Contact & Map
The Elder Care Firm
860 W
Brighton, MI 48116
USA
Toll-Free: (888) 390-4360