Educating the Michigan Legal Community
At the Michigan Law Center, PLLC, we devote ourselves to helping Michigan families raising special needs children proactively plan and navigate difficult scenarios. Because the intersection of special needs planning and estate planning, settlement planning, and family law is so niche, we are committed to educating other legal professionals on how to assist their clients in this area. This is something we do every day: Our attorneys have many decades of experience and are pleased to pass on our knowledge and strategic understanding of these processes.
If you are litigator, particularly a trial lawyer focused on Personal Injury, we can provide you with valuable assistance in the highly specialized area of Special Needs Settlement Planning. As you probably know, Special Needs Settlement Planning encompasses a comprehensive set of legal services that often prove pivotal in the successful long-term settlement of personal injury cases. As one of the few attorneys in the country with significant experience and training in this particular area of the law, Michele Fuller can help you preserve your clients’ eligibility for public assistance during settlement. She can also evaluate and address the many interrelated issues that often accompany complicated personal injury cases. These include: special needs trusts, Medicare and Medicaid lien resolution, Medicare Set Aside (MSA) arrangements, court approval of proposed settlements, creation of qualified settlement funds and structured settlement planning, among others.
It is important to note that trial lawyers have been held liable for failing to recognize and advise their clients on the effect a settlement may have on their eligibility for other benefits. This helps explain why litigators focused on Personal Injury and related practice areas are increasingly turning to Michele for Settlement Planning advice and counsel. We invite you to explore some of the articles below to learn more about the basics of Settlement Planning. Or, please contact us as soon as possible for assistance with a case you are currently settling. We welcome the opportunity to work with you and help you protect the best interests of your special needs or personal injury clients.
If you are a lawyer looking to better understand special needs planning in Michigan, do not hesitate to call (586) 803-8500 or contact us online.
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In addition to publishing numerous legal articles on these subjects, our founder, Michele P. Fuller, has written several books on special needs planning. Our latest title, Administering the Michigan Special Needs Trust: A Guide for Trustees and Those Who Advise Them, is available now. Our educational materials are designed to introduce families, trustees, and legal professionals alike to the intricacies of what goes into protecting the legal and financial interests of a special needs child. We encourage you to review our FAQ page if you are new to special needs planning and have questions about how to move forward.