Knowing Who to Trust: Upcoming Estate Planning Seminar

HandsFor many people, the estate planning process can be overwhelming. In this digital age, it can also be hard to know who to trust to guide you through the process. If this sounds familiar, an upcoming seminar can help you learn where to turn, and how to avoid common estate planning mistakes.

On August 6th, senior citizens in 51 counties across lower Michigan will have the chance to attend one of several free presentations on Estate Planning, presented by the State Bar of Michigan. Titled “A Living Trust Education Initiative: Who Should You Trust? Avoiding Estate Planning Mistakes”, these seminars will detail essential estate planning information, including advice for veterans applying for benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Attorneys will caution seniors about deceptive sales practices that could damage their financial stability, as well as answer questions throughout the program.

Fraser Trebilcock attorney Marlaine Teahan will be speaking at Burcham Hills Retirement Community in East Lansing, MI, while attorney Melisa Mysliweic will present to seniors at Georgetown Senior Center in Jenison, MI.

If you are a senior who would like to learn more about estate planning and how to protect yourself, you should not miss this opportunity to become informed. For more information, contact your local senior center, or the State Bar of Michigan Professional Standards Division Paralegal Amy Emmons at 517.346.6343 or

Marlaine Teahan is chair of Fraser Trebilcock’s Trusts and Estates Department. She handles a wide variety of matters including: drafting wills, trusts and durable powers of attorney; trust and estate administration; guardianship and conservatorship matters; and probate litigation.

Melisa Mysliwiec is a member of  Fraser Trebilcock Trusts and Estates Department, working primarily out of the Grand Rapids office. She advises clients in the areas of elder law and Medicaid planning, estate planning, and trust and estate administration.

For more information, please contact Fraser Trebilcock attorney Marlaine Teahan at or 517.377.0846.

For more information, please contact Fraser Trebilcock attorney Melisa Mysliwiec at  or 517.377.0846.