I have been practicing law for 20+ years. During the later part of my career, I have been lucky enough to focus on estate planning. In my practice, I have helped married people, single people, parents with minor kids, parents with grown kids, those recently divorced or widowed - anyone that is looking to get their affairs in order and wishes on paper to assist their loved ones if and when they need help. I like estate planning because I get to talk to many different people and work together on something that is common to us all.
I am married and have children, so I personally understand why planning is important, whom we do it for, and the sense of relief and accomplishment that you feel when you sign those important documents. Creating a comprehensive estate plan requires an open and honest conversation, with an emphasis on listening to a client's concerns and wishes, to best determine the plan for them, and when you work with me that is what you will receive. My primary goal is to to have clients understand the process and the product they receive.
I have lived in Rochester Hills for 15+ years with my husband and two children. I enjoy spending time with family and friends in this great community - full of friendly people, great restaurants and wonderful biking trails. I am active in the community, my children's schools, and participate in various professional, social, and charitable events.
I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from James Madison College at Michigan State University, where I studied political theory and minored in studio art. Fast forward a few years later when I would return to
East Lansing and receive my Juris Doctorate degree from Michigan State University College of Law. My 20+ year practice began with insurance defense work, included a position as in-house counsel, and now focuses solely on estate planning and administration.
I have been told I am very approachable and easy to talk to, which I feel is beneficial when discussing a sometimes sensitive subject such as estate planning.