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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!

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
  • Free Consultation
    Telephone [(810) 299-5222] or office conferences, 20 minutes or less. Longer conferences may incur a minimal fee.
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Kenneth V . Zichi J.D.
- Current
City of Williamston (Michigan)
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
A.B. | History / Communications
Honors: LS&A Honors College 1977-1979
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Michigan
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estate and probate section Michigan bar
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Law and Media committee - State Bar of 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.
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Legal Answers
1200 Questions Answered
Q. How do I go about getting my name off a ladybird deed as a remainderman?
A: You transfer your property interest to someone else, usually one or all of the other co-tenants since they are the ones who will get the most value from that. HOW you do that depends on what you would like to get out of the deal. The best response is to contact a local lawyer to discuss your options and decide how you and your co-tenants want to proceed. Be sure to share ALL the documentation such as deeds, property transfer affidavits and death certificates with that lawyer.

One point of clarification though, you are no longer a 'remainderman' if your grandmother has passed. You are some sort of co-owner at this point, and the details of that arrangement will vary depending on what kind of co-tenant you are. That will be explained by the deed.

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Q. My grandfather added me to his home with a quit claim dead a year ago. He was added about 20 years prior with a quit
A: There will be an ‘offset’ for ant mortgage, but if you’re asking about the capital gains the answer is ‘welcome to the downside of quit claim deeds. You have acquired the basis for tax purposes of the original owner and will need to pay capital gains.

Absent some other facts you don’t share I don’t see a way around this at present. There ARE things you can do if you’re not pressed to sell immediately but I would urge you to consult with a local lawyer to explore ALL the facts of your case.
Q. I have a Claim of Interest on a commercial piece of property, valued at $7.9M in 2014. This Claim goes back to 1984.
A: That depends on what sort of 'claim' you have.

Judgments are good for 10 years unless renewed, and there is the '40 year marketable title' act to deal with.

Your rights depend on a lot of things that aren't discernible from this question, and would require disclosing things not appropriate in a public forum. Your best bet is to contact a local attorney in the area where the property is located to review all the facts and the chain of title to determine what if anything you can do. Good luck.
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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
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Tuesday: 10 AM - 5:30 PM
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Thursday: 10 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 2:30 PM
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Sunday: Closed
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1360 W. Grand River Ave
Howell, MI 48843
Toll-Free: (517) 258-8020
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