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Kenneth V Zichi

Kenneth V Zichi

Kenneth V . Zichi J.D.
  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Family Law ...
  • Michigan
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Biography

Helping Livingston County residents navigate the legal system for 30 years. I focus on Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning and Probate, with a significant portion of my practice also concerning Real Estate and general civil litigation. If you have questions or issues with your home, a cabin up north, or want to insure your family is cared for after you are gone, I'd be happy to meet with you, perhaps bust some myths, and certainly insure YOUR and your family's needs are met. Call for an appointment today!

Education
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
J.D.
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
A.B. | History / Communications
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Honors: LS&A Honors College 1977-1979
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Professional Experience
Owner
Kenneth V . Zichi J.D.
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Mayor
City of Williamston (Michigan)
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Speaking Engagements
Newsroom Seminar, WNEM TV/AM - Saginaw MI
State Bar of Michigan - Law & Media committee
An hour-long seminar addressing some of the common practical and substantive difficulties journalists encounter in covering the legal system in Michigan.
Professional Associations
State Bar of Michigan
Member
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estate and probate section Michigan bar
member
- Current
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Law and Media committee - State Bar of Michigan
member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Telephone [(810) 299-5222] or office conferences, 20 minutes or less. Longer conferences may incur a minimal fee.
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
    Elder Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Hi, my uncle had left me a tractor. The loan was agenst his savings. So the savings payed the loan. Im told now that
A: Without seeing the documents (the will and the loan documents) it is impossible to say. GENERALLY when there is a lien against a piece of property the person 'inheriting' it needs to pay the loan. SOME wills specify loans should be paid from the estate first and any inheritance is made 'free' of the debt/taxes. EITHER could be the case. Without seeing the documents it is impossible to say for sure. You need to have a local probate attorney review everything to get a real answer. --I am licensed to practice in Michigan only. This answer is offered for information only and does not create an attorney/client relationship nor constitute legal advice. Please seek licensed local representation if you have questions!
Q. my dad died. He took out a loan on the house owed by the estate of my dad. Now they are askin me to be named a successor
A: "Named a successor" to WHAT? Without seeing the proposed paperwork it is impossible to say what they're asking and whether or not you'll be liable for the loan. Seek local legal representation to review the ENTIRE transaction to determine whether or not it makes sense, is in your best interest, or would simply create problems for you down the road. You may be an 'heir' but that doesn't mean you're responsible for debts. It DOES mean the estate will need to pay off the loans the deceased took out before you inherit anything, and if the loan balances are about the same or greater than the asset values, it may make no sense for you to begin the probate process. You need a local licensed attorney to review everything to let you know what (if anything!) you should do. -- This answer is offered for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney/client relationship. I am licensed to practice in Michigan only. Please seek competent local legal help if you feel you need legal advice
Q. I have an irrevocable trust I would like to gain access to. Is there any legal way to do so.
A: You can use one of the several companies (some more reputable than others) that will buy an annuity or other 'stream of payments' like you receive from this trust at a 'discount' and pay you cash up front. This will likely turn out to be MORE Than 5% interest you're paying on your mortgage. You can use OTHER money anticipating this income stream to pay down debt. You cannot, unless there is something in the trust document that you don't disclose here go after THIS money. Without seeing the exact text of the trust it is impossible to determine if there are ways to go after this, but the question YOU need to ask is why did your father put these 'strings' on the money? Bear in mind that because the trust holds the funds, you have the right to an income stream but this is not 'your money' as you say. It is the trust's asset, and the trust agreement controls how it is used and distributed. Seek local legal representation to review the trust terms and determine what, if anything, can be modified. -- This answer is offered for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney/client relationship. I am licensed to practice in Michigan only. Please seek competent local legal help if you feel you need legal advice
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Contact & Map
1360 W. Grand River Ave, Howell MI
PO Box 1121
Fowlerville, MI 48836
Telephone: (810) 299-5222
Cell: (517) 258-8020
Monday: 10 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
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1360 W. Grand River Ave
Howell, MI 48843
Toll-Free: (517) 258-8020
Cell: (810) 299-5222
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