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Don L Rosenberg

Don L Rosenberg

Barron, Rosenberg, Mayoras & Mayoras
  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate
  • Michigan
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I have been practicing for thirty-seve years. My practice is limited to specializing in issues concerning disability, estate, probate, long term care, nursing home, Veterans, Medicaid and special needs planning. I am the immediate past President/Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association - Greater Michigan Chapter (after having served for the last 6 years) and member of the Association's executive committee and an Assembly Delegate to Alzheimer’s Association – National Chapter, Chicago, Illinois. I am also a Member of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and have been listed since 1991 in the Academy's Experience Registry. Further, I am a past Chair of the Governing Council of the Elder Law and Disability Rights Section of the State Bar of Michigan. I am also a Charter Member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners and Member of the Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit. I have been recognized as a "Superlawyer" for 2016 and every year since 2009, which designates that I am one of the top lawyers in my field. I am also an accredited attorney with the US Department of Veterans. I have also been selected in 2014 by Hour Detroit and Dbusiness Magazines as a 5 Star Wealth Manager in the area of estate planning and received the same award 2010 -2017. Finally, I have been rated by AVVO (www.avvo.com) as Superb (10 out of 10). Avvo is a company that independently rates attorneys throughout the country.

Practice Areas
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
Additional Practice Area
  • Special Needs Planning
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  • Free Consultation
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Michigan
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Barron, Rosenberg, Mayoras & Mayoras
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Michigan State University
J.D / Juris Doctor
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Professional Associations
Michigan State Bar # 31188
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4 Questions Answered

Q. My sister died with nothing but debts - do we need to actually go through probate?
A: No. only her estate is liable for her debts. Since no probate is necessary the debts do not get paid. Write a letter to the creditors stating she passed away, owning no assets whatsoever and no estate is necessary, also enclose a copy of her death certificate.
Q. Hi This question is pertaining to my wife's parents and Medicaid
A: Unfortunately a home or cottage in a living trust becomes a countable asset. I am not clear on whether you have already applied for Medicaid and have been denied or asking what can be done. If you applied it sounds like an appeal would be without merit and a waste of time. The proper course is to try and fix the issue and then reapply. Without know much more it is hard to advise. However, some of the remedies could be the attorney committed malpractice, if married going to court and obtain a support order, transfer to a blind or disabled child or looking at a half-a-loaf strategy. As you can see this is a very complex area of the law and you must consult an expert. An attorney that dabbles in this or has not be doing elder law for long is not your answer. Here is some info about myself and contact info if you would like to discuss. I do not know where you are located in Michigan but we have clients all over the state. Here is a little bit about myself: I have been practicing for thirty-seven years (May 8th) and my practice is limited to specializing in issues concerning disability, estate, probate, long term care, nursing home, Veterans, Medicaid and special needs planning. Some my honors, awards and memberships are: - Recognized by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel as being in the Nation’s Top One Percent of Attorneys in my field, - Recognized in 2016 by Hour Detroit and Dbusiness Magazines as a 5 Star Wealth Manager in the area of estate planning and received the same award since 2010, - Recognized as a "Superlawyer" for 2016 and every year since 2009, which designates that I am one of the top lawyers in my field, -Immediate past President/Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association - Greater Michigan Chapter (after having served for the last 6 years) and member of the Association's executive committee and an Assembly Delegate to Alzheimer’s Association – National Chapter, Chicago, Illinois, - Member of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and have been listed since 1991 in the Academy's Experience Registry, - Member of the Masters Section of the State Bar of Michigan, - Past Chair of the Governing Council of the Elder Law and Disability Rights Section of the State Bar of Michigan, - Accredited attorney with the US Department of Veterans, - Charter Member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners, - Member of the Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit and. - Rated by AVVO (www.avvo.com) as Superb (10 out of 10). Avvo is a company that independently rates attorneys throughout the country brmmlaw.com Don L. Rosenberg Attorney and Counselor www.brmmlaw.com | rosedr@brmmlaw.com 1301 W. Long Lake Road, Suite 340 Troy, MI 48098 P: 248.641.7070 F: 248.641.7073
Q. My mom is in a memory care unit at a nursing home. She fell out of bed on May 4 and I was informed by phone. On May 10
A: Depends, was the memory care facility negligent. You clearly need to consult a lawyer to determine if you have a case. Clearly it was wrong not to inform you of the fall. The question is where they negligent which caused or contributed to the fall and/or was did the delay cause more damage to your mother.
Q. My mother died owing money to the home health care company that took care of her - are we responsible for her debts?
A: Unless you signed personally for her debt, you are not responsible. Only her probate estate or living trust is responsible to her creditors.
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1301 W Long Lake Rd
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Troy, MI 48098
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Telephone: (248) 641-7070
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