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The Shaw Group is one of the leading estate planning law firms in South Eastern Michigan, serving clients in Oakland, Wayne, Livingston and Washtenaw counties. The firm specializes in Revocable Living Trusts, Probate and Trust Litigation, Trust Administration, Estate and Gift Tax Planning, Durable Powers of Attorney and Medical Directives. For over twenty years, the firm has provided a complete range of essential and advanced estate planning services. We have created thousands of estate plans.

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Elder Law Guidance and Solutions

Elder law is a blanket term for legal issues that commonly affect the elderly. These legal issues may include planning for asset protection, long-term medical care (such as Medicaid or VA services), estate planning, guardianships, conservatorships, and even elder abuse.

Long-term Medical Care Planning

Regardless of whether you are seeking long-term medical care today, or just want to plan effectively to ensure you have access to the care you need at the time you need it, it is important to speak with an experienced Elder Law attorney.

The federal Medicaid system can often help cover costs of long-term care. The criteria for determining—especially the financial aspects—eligibility can be confusing. In certain circumstances, simple transfers such as gifts to family members can delay eligibility considerably. If you think you might qualify now or in the future, it is important to speak with a qualified Elder Law attorney for advice.

For those who have served in the U.S. armed forces, Veterans Affairs benefits may also be available to pay for your long-term care. We can help you evaluate those options as well.


  • Wills & Trusts
  • Living Wills/Medical Directives
  • Power of Attorney
  • Probate
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships


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We offer all new clients a free and confidential consultation at which you can discuss your specific legal problems with Mr. Shaw and receive legal advice on various options open to you. To make an appointment with an experienced lawyer, contact us online or call one of our offices.

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