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Kenneth V Zichi

Kenneth V Zichi

Kenneth V . Zichi J.D.
  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Real Estate Law ...
  • Michigan
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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!

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
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A.B. | History / Communications
Honors: LS&A Honors College 1977-1979
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Professional Experience
Kenneth V . Zichi J.D.
- Current
City of Williamston (Michigan)
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
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estate and probate section Michigan bar
- Current
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Law and Media committee - State Bar of Michigan
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • 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
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water 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, Tenants' Rights
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Does a warranty deed include both the real property and all personal property? Brother trying to pull a fast one? (Mi)
A: I concur — deeds cover real estate only unless there are SPECIFIC written documents that say otherwise. You need to have your own attorney contact your brother (and his attorney) right away before the property ‘disappears’.
Q. We want to buy a HOA property adjacent to us. What do we do to buy? HOA board want us to find out all steps to buy.
A: Want to buy it as in 'and remove it from the HoA'? Want to buy it and keep it IN the HoA? Want to fraudulently report it as 'not a sale' so the HoA doesn't have to pay capital gains tax? While the last one is 'shady and likely to end you up in hot water legally, the answer to your question depends on what you are trying to do. The BEST answer I can offer in a public forum is 'hire yourself a real estate attorney who can read all the bylaws and rules of the HoA and the organizing documents so you can get real advice. Anything offered 'on the internet' is going to be an off the cuff generalization that is as likely to be wrong as right, and should NOT be something you rely on. Get that local legal representation and advice. It won't be "cheap" but it will be far less expensive than you think, and WILL provide some real guidance. Don't be 'penny wise and pound foolish' about this -- local legal representation and advice is far less expensive than charging forward and ending up in a mess! Good luck.
Q. If there is a guardianship (full) order in place that lists a father but he isn't on the birth certificate what happens
A: If the government is going to be on the hook you bet your booty the government is going to be trying to get the father to pay support. To do that they will need to prove paternity in some way. (You don’t have to pay to support some stranger’s kids after all and momma’s baby, pappa’s maybe as we used to say.) So the answer is ‘they’ll be doing those things at the same time not first or second’. The support petition will include a provision for assuming (or proving) paternity (if there is a challenge.)
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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
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Notice: Please call for either an in person or 'zoom' appointment. Conferences beyond an initial phone screening by appointment only.
1360 W. Grand River Ave
Howell, MI 48843
Toll-Free: (517) 258-8020
Cell: (810) 299-5222
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