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Kenneth V Zichi

Kenneth V Zichi

Kenneth V . Zichi J.D.
  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Family Law ...
  • Michigan
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Summary

Helping Livingston County residents navigate the legal system for 30 years. I focus on Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning and Probate, with a significant portion of my practice also concerning Real Estate and general civil litigation. If you have questions or issues with your home, a cabin up north, or want to insure your family is cared for after you are gone, I'd be happy to meet with you, perhaps bust some myths, and certainly insure YOUR and your family's needs are met. Call for an appointment today!

Practice Areas
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Real Estate Law
  • Divorce
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Telephone or office conferences, 20 minutes or less. Longer conferences may incur a minimal fee.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner
Kenneth V . Zichi J.D.
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Mayor
City of Williamston (Michigan)
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Education
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
J.D.
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
A.B. | History / Communications
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Honors: LS&A Honors College 1977-1979
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Michigan
Member
- Current
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estate and probate section Michigan bar
member
- Current
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Law and Media committee - State Bar of Michigan
member
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Speaking Engagements
Newsroom Seminar , WNEM TV/AM - Saginaw MI
State Bar of Michigan - Law & Media committee
An hour-long seminar addressing some of the common practical and substantive difficulties journalists encounter in covering the legal system in Michigan.
Websites & Blogs
Website
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Avvo.com
Legal Answers
879 Questions Answered

Q. Sold house and property in 2017. Found that the purchase agreement only listed one of two parcels.
A: If nobody has paid taxes in over 3 years, it is very likely that the STATE now owns the land. If the deed and the purchase agreement don't co-incide, you may be in trouble for failing to convey the property properly, but in ANY event YOU do not own the property if it was in your husband's name alone and he has passed. His ESTATE may have an interest, but that too is problematic if the taxes have been unpaid. You need to consult with a local attorney ASAP with copies of ALL the documents including your husband's death certificate and all the deeds and offer to purchase and the closing package when you sold the land. Don't try to DIY this -- it is a complicated fact situation and needs professional review. --This answer is offered for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney/client relationship. I am licensed to practice in Michigan only. Please seek competent local legal help if you feel you need legal advice!
Q. Is there anything I can do after unknowingly buying a horrible house?
A: Is there a local rule in the municipality concerning homeowner renovations? This is never as cut and dried as you might think. Unless the seller misrepresented something in the seller's disclosure statement related to the issues you raise, there will likely not be anything you can do. That said, even if there IS misrepresentation you need to be able to prove that misrepresentation was intentional and not accidental, and that they KNEW of the condition complained of. This is a DIFFICULT case to prove, and the reason real inspections and 'teeth' in clauses allowing people to back out of deals is important. Trying to do this 'after the fact' is never ideal and will cost a lot more than if it had been addressed at the time of the sale. Please contact a local real estate attorney and bring ALL the paperwork and evidence you have with you. That will get you on track to decide what, if anything, you can do. Good luck! -- This answer is offered for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney/client relationship. I am licensed to practice in Michigan only. Please seek competent local legal help if you feel you need legal advice
Q. How do I proceed? My single deceased mom's home in Michigan was sold a few weeks ago at auction. I have three siblings.
A: You need to hire a local attorney in the county where your mother resided. Your situation is far too complicated to provide an appropriate answer in a Public forum like this — you need to consult with a local attorney ASAP. — this answer is provided for information only and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship. Please seek local representation!
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Contact & Map
1360 W. Grand River Ave
Howell, MI 48843
Telephone: (810) 299-5222
Cell: (517) 258-8020