Representing Special Needs Families throughout Michigan
At the Michigan Law Center, we are dedicated to helping our valued clients with special needs planning, special needs trust administration, settlement planning, estate planning, probate, and special needs family law. Our Michigan lawyers have many decades of legal experience in these areas and understand how to capably navigate a wide range of complex situations. After reviewing your circumstances, we can walk you through all available solutions and develop a strategy that provides you and your loved ones with peace of mind.
Michele P. Fuller is the founder of the Michigan Law Center, and the president of Advocacy, Inc., a nonprofit organization. Her law practice focuses on advocacy, protection, and asset preservation for persons with disabilities. She frequently works in the following areas of the law: elder law, special needs planning, special needs trust administration, and settlement planning.
Michele is deeply honored by what her firm has achieved as an advocate for and representative of some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. For more than 20 years, our Michigan attorneys have been at the forefront of our industry, providing trusted legal guidance to our clients and their families.
She is kind, responsive, and an expert in the area of planning for persons with special needs
We are pleased to announce the release of our latest book, Administering the Michigan Special Needs Trust: A Guide for Trustees and Those Who Advise Them. Special needs trusts (SNTs) are a key component of special needs planning, and an SNT trustee must fully understand their many responsibilities. A great SNT trustee is a strong financial manager, accountant, recordkeeper, legal counselor, public benefits advisor, social worker, housing coordinator, civil rights advocate, guardian, and life coach. Our book will walk you through the specifics of what this important position entails and how to effectively fulfill its duties.
If you have concerns about special needs trusts or planning, we encourage you to review our FAQ.
The world of public benefits for the disabled is a complex one that requires careful study. It is very easy to mess up these rules and using common sense will generally lead to a loss of public benefits and potential liability for an SNT trustee. The book is written in question and answer format to cover all aspects of administering a special needs trust. In addition, there are multiple checklists, sample forms, and summaries included that will allow a trustee to confidently manage any type of special needs trust.