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6739 Fulton Street East, Suite A-10, Ada, MI 49301

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  • Estate Planning

    A good estate plan is one that allows you to maintain control of your property while you're alive, take care of you and your loved ones if you're disabled, give what you have to whom you want, the way you want, and when you want and save every last tax dollar, professional fee and court cost legally possible.
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  • Elder Law

    Our counsel includes advice on preserving governmental benefits for elderly or disabled persons, leaving a legacy to charitable organizations while taking advantage of tax laws, succession planning for family cottages, contemplating for the elimination or minimizing of death, gift, and income taxes, coordinating retirement plans and life insurance to ensure planning goals are met, and assisting with the transfer of assets to ensure trusts are funded and probate is avoided.
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  • Crisis Planning

    When there is a crisis, we're here to help. Our attorneys will meet with family members to analyze the financial situation of the person facing a nursing home admission and provide a plan of action which will include: Collect financial information and verification to prepare and file a Medicaid Application and Medicaid Asset Declaration, Draft powers of attorney and patient advocate designations, if necessary, and Counsel clients about asset sheltering strategies.
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  • Pet Trusts

    Pet owners will often say that their pet is "a member of the family". Many people are concerned with the care for their pets in the event of their disability or death. Providing the assurance to clients for the care of their pets can be done with estate planning.
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Life Needs A Plan, We're Here To Help

The West Michigan Estate Planning Center - Cottrell & Jacobs PLC


Serving Families and Individuals in Ada, Grand Rapids and Lowell, Michigan, and Surrounding Areas

If you're an adult, you need an estate plan; whether it is a simple will or a more complex trust plan. We help business owners and professionals plan for disabilities, asset protection, and succession planning. We can address issues for families with loved ones who have special needs. Estate planning provides the tools to meet every person's needs and goals. We counsel individuals, families, and business owners about matters concerning the legal aspects of their personal and financial planning.


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The West Michigan Estate Planning Center - Cottrell & Jacobs PLC serves Grand Rapids, Ada, and Lowell, Michigan, and the surrounding areas and towns. They provides comprehensive planning in the areas of estates, wills & trusts, powers of attorney, Elder Law, probate administration, long-term care planning, special needs planning, estate tax planning, veterans benefits and Aid & Attendance application, asset protection, and business planning.

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