Your trust will fail because you will not retitle your assets to the trust. That is it. Simple. In your trust binder is a memo telling you to put your stuff into the trust. You did not do it. That is how your assets will wind up in probate. That is why your trust will not avoid probate. And because you got the memo, it is all your fault. >READ MORE

Your Family's Personal Attorney,


We'd like to congratulate

attorney Bill Bereza!

This week, Carrier Law attorney, Bill Bereza, received notice that the Court of Appeals ruled in his favor. 

Here's a few details about the case:

The clients are going through Medicaid for the husband, who is living in a nursing home. We were able to get the husband on Medicaid, and the clients were able to preserve their savings. We also want to preserve 100% of his pension for her benefit. This requires a court order. 

The judge refused to approve our clients’ agreement. We said that the judge has to accept the clients’ wishes since they are both competent and it was agreed to by them both, so it must be enforced like any contract. So, we appealed the judge’s decision to the Court of Appeals which agrees with us. 

A couple is allowed to agree to any property transfer in a separate maintenance agreement, and a Circuit Court judge doesn’t have the right to change that. 

Congratulate Bill here.

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Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

ZOOM Webinar: WEDNESDAY, April 13 at 2:00PM


Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia. It causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.

Join Certified Dementia Practitioner Debra Archer Ross, as she walks you through the typical age-related changes with dementia, learn how to recognize common warning sings, and listen to the benefits of early detection and diagnosis.

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Medicaid Roadmap | How To Avoid a Crash!

ZOOM Webinar: WEDNESDAY, April 20 at 2:00PM


Join this workshop to learn more about Medicaid and the 4 Turns of the Key in the Carrier Law Medicaid Process with attorneys Greg VanDeusen and Sara Calabrese.

Also, we'll talk about the 10 Critical Documents Required in Your Glovebox, the Danger of a DIY (Do It Yourself) Application, the Financial Potholes of a Spenddown, and why your home is not protected!

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Great Opportunity to Get Movin’

Meals on Wheels - Western Michigan


SUNDAY, March 27 at 2:00PM


Meals on Wheels Western Michigan's 2022 March for Meals Community Walk is a family-friendly event that will help bring us one step closer to creating a community where no senior is hungry or forgotten.

  • all ages and abilities welcome
  • dog friendly
  • 2-mile walk along Kent Trails

Please join us in the fight against senior hunger and isolation!

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Walk to end Alzheimer's


We've lost too many to Alzheimer's and all other dementia's. How is it possible that one disease can destroy so many and there's no cure? People who have fought valiantly and their wonderful caregivers who traveled the journey with them. Giving, selflessly, with love and gratitude for the time and memories they shared. 

Join Carriers Cavalry as we celebrate their lives and Walk for a cure. Every donation helps! $5.00 to $500.00 to $5,000. We make it easy to have an impact!

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I graduated from Grand Valley State University with a bachelor degree in Social Work. I have been married for 7 years and have two boys, Gavin is who will be 2 this March, and Mason who is 5 months old. We also have two dogs, Patty & Bear. With 2 under 2 (I can't say that much longer!) we are a busy little family, but we love it!

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Attend a FREE estate planning workshop!

In-person - You can choose from Grand Rapids, Holland, Norton Shores, or Portage locations.


Holland - Thursday March 24 - 3PM
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Norton Shores - Wed. March 30 - 1PM
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Live Webinars - You have been putting it off. You know you need to get it done. Why not make it a date night and get a lifetime of guidance from the comfort of your home? Register below for one of our upcoming dates.

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