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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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Legal Answers
843 Questions Answered

Q. Can a judge grant riparian rights to lake front property owners if that land has always been public use and county owned
A: A judge with equitable powers can do a lot of things, but without seeing the actual order (Courts 'speak' only through their written orders) it is hard to say what is going on here. Indeed sometimes trial judges exceed their authority or make 'legal errors' and that is what appeals courts are all about. But again, without seeing the written order, it is hard to say what is going on here. Courts generally only have 'jurisdiction' over people before them so, absent a class action finding, the ruling won't impact other's specific property rights but again, without seeing the written order .... (are you sensing a pattern?) If you believe something is amiss, it would make sense to take the written order to a local real estate attorney to review and determine if something improper really happened. There is no 'one size fits all' rule here! -- 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. House with mortgage-Successor on mortgage-
A: The mortgage isn’t your real problem. It is the deed that matters. And no you can’t just transfer a house through probate without taking creditors — and the other heirs — into account. There may be options but without seeing all the details (which would not be appropriate in a public venue like this) it is impossible to say for sure what your best options are. I’d suggest contacting a local probate attorney to review all the facts and offer input. — This answer is offered for information only and is not legal advice nor does it create an attorney-client relationship. If you have further questions you should contact a local attorney. I am licensed in Michigan only.
Q. As a residual beneficiary do I have rights to request accounting or statements from financial institutions?
A: Beneficiary of what document? Will? Trust? Bank Account? If the former two, you have the right to request that of the Trustee/Personal Representative If the later, you should be dealing directly with the bank, and you don't need an 'accounting' so much as you need to transfer the money into your own account. And yes, you need to do this ASAP. Don't want three months and expect to get prompt responses. If you are unclear as to what to do or how to do it, I would be remiss to not suggest you consult with a local probate attorney to review the WHOLE situation and make suggestions as to what should be done. There may be 'better' ways to accomplish what you want, but without looking at the whole situation it is hard to suggest what course of action makes the most sense. -- 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
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1360 W. Grand River Ave
Howell, MI 48843
Telephone: (810) 299-5222
Cell: (517) 258-8020