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Stay tuned for more insight on Estate Planning, Elder Law, Trust Administration, Probate, and related topics.

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Covid-19 update at Crenshaw Peterson

Posted on March 16, 2020 at 10:50 AM

The concern over Covid-19 here in the Michigan area is a rising level of concern.  As many of our clients fall into the high risk definition put out by the Center for Disease Control and/or are over the age of 60 we are taking this threat very seriously in an effort to minimize the risk to our clients and staff.  

If you or a member of your family have traveled in the last two weeks, or are currently sick (fever, cough, runny nose, congestion, flu symptoms, difficulty breathing etc) or have come into contact without someone you know to have the virus, please call to reschedule your appointment and do not come into our office.  If your matter is urgent, we will schedule a video conference to meet with you virtually.  We have two pregnant attorneys in the office, so please take this seriously as we don't want to pass any type of illness, Covid-19 included, onto them. 

If you do come to our office we ask that you first visit the bathroom to wash your hands thoroughly before entering the conference room.  Our restrooms are cleaned regularly throughout the day to maintain the recommendations set by the CDC.  We will also be cleaning the conference room before and after each client meeting to ensure our clients are safe if they do come into the office as well as door knobs and frequently touched surfaces.


Our staff will also be washing their hands regularly between appointments and when they come into or leave the office.  Unfortunately, during this time we will not be shaking hands with clients or giving hugs, and we may sit at a distance within the conference room itself.  None of our staff are currently experiencing any symptoms nor have come into contact with anyone who has.  However, if anyone on our staff does begin to show symptoms or come into contact with someone who has been diagnosed with the virus they will not be in the office and will begin to work remotely.  

If you are concerned about coming in, we will arrange for video or phone conferences or take other steps to ensure your legal needs are met while protecting your, and our, health and safety. 

We at Crenshaw Peterson are doing all we can to ensure the safety of our cleints while meeting your legal needs during this time.   We are continuing to monitor recommendations from the CDC as well as Executive Orders from the State of Michigan and will keep you updated if anything changes.  

Please contact us should you have any questions. 517-347-2100

Prenup agreements

Posted on January 4, 2019 at 3:10 PM

Prenuptial agreements are a difficult topic, but one that is necessary and part of your estate plan. So don't think of them as just in the event of divorce, they are also there for when you have passed away after living a long and healthy and happy marriage together. For more information please check what Tara Peterson has to say:…/the-m…/crenshaw-peterson-12-26-18

Scams happening in our area right now

Posted on January 4, 2019 at 3:05 PM

Please check out what Tara has to say on current scams in our area at this time.…/the-m…/crenshaw-peterson-12-26-18

For more information please see our other posts on scams.

Pet Trusts

Posted on September 28, 2018 at 4:50 PM
Check out what Abby has to say this month on the morning blend about her fur siblings.

Disabled children

Posted on September 28, 2018 at 4:45 PM
Tara Peterson, Elder Law Attorney, talks about how to best provide for the future of disabled children.
What can you do to protect your disabled child? #CPAlaw #estateplanning #elderlaw #disabilityplanning

Disinheriting a child

Posted on September 28, 2018 at 4:45 PM

Tara Peterson, Elder Law Attorney, Crenshaw Peterson & Assoc., talks about the process of removing a minor or child from inheritance.  Learn more about disinheriting a child, or alternative options to disinheriting. #cpalaw #estateplanning #elderlaw

Estate planning, money and children

Posted on September 28, 2018 at 4:45 PM

How should I plan for my kids future if I pass away? #cpalaw #estateplanning #planningwithkids

Tara Peterson, Crenshaw Peterson, talks about options on how to leave children money.

Estate Planning and children

Posted on September 28, 2018 at 4:45 PM

Tara Peterson, Elder Law Attorney, Crenshaw Peterson & Assoc., talks about what things you can do in an estate plan regarding children

Blended families

Posted on September 28, 2018 at 4:45 PM

Have you been married before? Find out the best ways to estate plan for your family situation. #cpalaw #estateplanning

Tara Peterson, Elder Law Attorney, Crenshaw Peterson & Associates, talks about issues that might come up with second marriage families and tells us what some of those issues are that we should be thinking about when we estate plan.

Estate Planning key thoughts

Posted on September 28, 2018 at 4:45 PM
Tara Peterson, Elder Law Attorney, Crenshaw Peterson & Associates PC, shares some key things for people to think about when estate planning.
What stage in life are you in and what should your estate plan look like at that point? See what Tara has to say and call us today for 10% off your estate plan!