FORMS & RESOURCES

Business Law

FIRM RESOURCES
Legal Fees Q&A

LOCAL RESOURCES
*TT&G offers this listing of local resources for reference purposes only. The listing does not constitute an endorsement, referral, or statement of qualifications by TT&G.

Accountants

Financial Planners

Insurance Agents

WEB SITES

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Starting a business, forming a partnership, tax laws, forms, etc.

Michigan Corporations Business entity name search.

Michigan Department of Civil Rights – Michigan Women’s Commission Tips for starting a woman owned business, networking, funding and support, etc.

Michigan – Give Your Business The Upper Hand Guide to starting a business – by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation

State of Michigan – Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Economic growth, formation of a LLC etc, business name availability, liquor controls, permits and more .

Civil Litigation

To search Michigan laws visit: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/

To search Michigan Supreme Court cases visit: http://www.courts.michigan.gov/opinions_orders/Pages/default.aspx

To search Michigan Court of Appeals cases visit: http://courts.mi.gov/courts/coa/

Criminal Law

CLIENT INTERVIEW SHEETS
Criminal Interview Form

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 

WEBSITES

Alcoholics Anonymous – general information, as well as how to find AA meetings and if AA is for you.
Alcoholics Anonymous – Directory of Meetings in NW Northern Michigan
Cocaine Anonymous – general information concerned with personal recovery and sobriety.
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
Firearms – Who is prohibited from owning firearms.  By the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).
Losing Access To Your Vehicle Because Of A Crime – by Michigan Secretary of State
Michigan Penal Code Act 328 of 1931 – Firearms
Michigan Prisoner ReEntry Initiative – a seamless plan of services, support and supervision from the time a prisoner enters through their return to a community.
Michigan State Bar – in addition to general felony and misdemeanor information the site has numerous links to the Michigan Penal Code, Vehicle Code, Public Heath (drugs) Code, criminal procedures, court rules, sentencing guidelines, setting aside convictions and more.
Narcotics Anonymous – general information and recovery resource
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc. – voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting America’s No. 1 Health Problem – Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.
Sentencing Guidelines Manual – Michigan
Sex Offender Registration Act by the State of Michigan Legislature
State and Federal Rights and Privileges Lost Upon Conviction of a Felony by the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.
Student Aid Eligibility – Federal Aid available for those with criminal convictions

Drivers License Restoration

Call me for an initial consultation in Ludington at (231) 843-8579, or email me at ryan@thompsonglanville.com. I charge $1,200 for most driver’s license appeals.

To view resources regarding driver’s license reinstatement in Michigan visit: www.michigan.gov/sos

To search Michigan laws visit: www.legislature.mi.gov
To search Michigan Court of Appeals cases visit: http://courts.mi.gov/courts/coa/
To search Michigan Supreme Court cases visit:
http://www.courts.michigan.gov/opinions_orders/Pages/default.aspx

To learn more about the drivers license appeal process, visit the Secretary of State website at www.michigan.gov/sos or the Michigan’s Driver Responsibility Program for reinstating driving privileges.

Elder Law / Medicaid Planning

FIRM RESOURCES
Legal Fees Q&A
Long Term Care Interview Form
Long Term Care Document List

 

LOCAL RESOURCES
*TT&G offers this listing of local resources for reference purposes only. The listing does not constitute an endorsement, referral, or statement of qualifications by TT&G.
Assisted Living & Elder Care Facilities
Elder Law Counselors
Funeral Homes
Home Health Care Services

Hospice Services
Senior Citizen Services and Organizations

 

WEB SITES

Aging In Place – Resource hub discussing specific aspects of aging in place.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)  Organization for Seniors – Get the latest news, facts on health reform, senior services and more . . .
Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan Manistee County
Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan Lake, Mason, Newaygo and Osceola Counties
Caring Connections Links to brochures of interest to seniors.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Programs and general information.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Choosing a good nursing home, nursing care and payment methods.
Elder Care Locator – web site to locate services for the elderly.
Locate and compare nursing homes in your area – Medicare assistance.
Michigan Department of Community Health – Medicare What is Medicare? Michigan Medicare Health Plans and more…
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. A professional organization dedicated to improving the quality of legal  services provided to seniors and people with special needs.

Oceana County Council on Aging
Office of Services to the Aging – Michigan government web site operating under the authority of the Older Americans Act to provide older adults with resources and support.
Senior Citizen Resources – FirstGov for Seniors Elder care, hospice, end of life issues, tax planning, estate planning, and more . . . links to everything of interest to seniors.
Social Security OnLine How do I apply for retirement benefits? Disability benefits? Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?
Texas A&M Family & Consumer Services Excellent resource for “real life” elder care issues.

Estate Planning

FIRM RESOURCES
What is the Fee for an Estate Plan and What Will It Include?
Estate Plan Worksheet – Single Person
Estate Plan Worksheet – Married Couple
Estate Plan Worksheet – Domestic Partners

 

LOCAL RESOURCES
*TT&G offers this listing of local resources for reference purposes only. The listing does not constitute an endorsement, referral, or statement of qualifications by TT&G.
Accountants
Financial Planners
Funeral Homes
Insurance Agents

 

WEB SITES
Alzheimer’s Disease Education & Referral (ADEAR) Center  A service of the National Institute on Aging. Publication – Legal and  Financial Planning with People with Alzheimer’s Disease
American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Publication – Legal Guide for the Seriously Ill – Seven Key Steps To Get Your Affairs In Order.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) General information.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)  Publication – Finding Your Way: Talking About End-Of-Life  Treatment Decisions – importance of having written directives.
American Hospital Association Publication – Put It In Writing, a Q&A on advance directives.
Caring Connections  Brochures and layperson guides to advance care planning.
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. A professional organization dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to seniors and people with special needs.
National Institute on Aging Publication – Getting Your Affairs In Order

 

PUBLICATIONS

Family Law

FIRM RESOURCES – CLIENT INTERVIEW SHEETS

Divorce with minor children
Divorce without minor children
Custody/Child Support/Parenting Time

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Best Interests of the Minor Child
Introduction to Divorce grounds, procedures, custody, support and more.

 

WEBSITES
Michigan Friend of the Court – information on parenting time guidelines

Personal Injury

FIRM RESOURCES
Legal Fees Q&A
Personal Injury Interview Sheet
Personal Injury – with automobile Interview Sheet
Personal Injuries Activities Listing
Mileage Reimbursement Worksheet
Replacement Services Worksheet
Wage Loss Calculation Worksheet

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Michigan No-Fault Law

 

WEB SITES
Michigan Association for Justice – lawyers helping people. Latest news and headlines, public education and more.
Michigan Court of Appeals – search Appeals.
Michigan Laws – search the Michigan legislature laws.
Michigan Supreme Court – search for Michigan Supreme Court cases

Probate

FIRM RESOURCES
Legal Fees Q & A
Initial Information Worksheet

 

WEB SITES
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. Professional organization dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to seniors with special needs.

Real Estate

FIRM RESOURCES
Homeowner Principle Residence Exemption Affidavit – application for Homestead Exemption
Lead Paint Disclosure
Property Transfer Affidavit – when transferring ownership of properties
Real Estate Agent Disclosure
Real Estate Interview Form
Seller’s Disclosure Statement

 

LOCAL RESOURCES
*TT&G offers this listing of local resources for reference only. The listing does not constitute an endorsement, referral, or statement of qualification by TT&G.

Land Surveyors
Real Estate Agents
Real Estate Appraisers

 

HELPFUL WEB SITES & PUBLICATIONS
American Society of Home Inspectors
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Publication – Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – INDIVIDUAL – First time home buyer credit
Mason County Property Search
State of Michigan – Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs – Search for subdivision plats
State of Michigan – Free Public Records Directory – Property taxes and more
State of Michigan – Principal Residence – Homestead Exemption Guideline