Karen L. Stewart

Law Firm in Novi, MI

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Firm Overview

Protect your family, avoid probate, and gain peace of mind.

About This Firm:
Karen L. Stewart is an attorney with over 20 years experience in estate planning and administration of estates. She works diligently with families to prepare a custom estate plan that meets each family's goals, avoids probate and minimizes estate taxes.

Karen L. Stewart educates clients on how to avoid probate and assists them in creating a will, setting up a trust and choosing an executor and other agents.

Because she is a CPA, Ms. Stewart can also advise you on trust accountings, estate tax returns and minimizing or eliminating estate taxes.

Areas of Law:
-Custom Estate Planning
-Last Will and Testament
-Who is to be the Executor
-Executor Duties
-Guardians for Minor Children
-Burial and Funeral Wishes
-Trusts for Estate Planning
-Revocable Living Trusts
-Children's Trust Fund
-Special Needs Trust/Supplemental Needs Trust
-Discretionary Trust
-Estate Tax Returns
-Planning upon Divorce or Remarriage
-Planning for Domestic Partners
-Planning for Incapacity
-Power of Attorney
-Patient Advocate
-Guardianship/Conservatorship
-Probate Proceedings
-Administering Estates
-Probating a Will
-Trust Administration
-Accountings to Beneficiaries
Main Office

Main Office
28175 Haggerty Road
Novi  MI  48377

Phone
  • (248) 735-0900
Fax
Estate Planning
Custom Estate Planning
Last Will and Testament:
-Who is to be the executor
-Executor duties
-Guardians for minor children
-Burial and funeral wishes

Trusts for Estate Planning:
-Revocable Living Trusts
-A revocable living trust is established during your lifetime and enables you to amend and/or revoke the trust.
-Children's trust fund
-Special needs trust/supplemental needs trust
-Discretionary trust

Planning upon divorce or remarriage

Planning for domestic partners

Planning for incapacity:
-Power of Attorney
-A person of your choice to make financial decisions for you, in the event you are unable to make the decisions yourself.
-Patient Advocate or Heath Care Power of Attorney
-A person of your choice to make medical decisions for you, including termination of life support if you so wish, in the event you are unable to make the decisions yourself.

Guardianship/Conservatorship:
-Probate proceedings
-Power of Attorney

Administering Estates:
-Probating a Will
-Trust administration
-Accountings to beneficiaries
-Estate tax returns

Karen L. Stewart

Attorney in Novi, MI

-Professional Certifications

-Licensed to Practice Law

-Certified Public Accountant

-Professional Organizations


-State Bar of Michigan

-Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants

-National Association of Career Women (NACW)

-Motor City Connect

-Novi Chamber of Commerce

-Accomplishments

-Membership Chair, NACW 1999-2000

-President, Business Network International (BNI), Northville Chapter 2000-2001 & 2003

-Author, "The Ins and Outs of Probate" Detroit Metropolitan Woman's Magazine, June 1997

-Career Woman of the Year, NACW 1998

-Mentor of the Year, NACW 2000

Areas of Law:
-Estate Planning
-Trust and Estate Administration and Probate Matters
-Decedent's Estates
-Guardianship
-Conservatorship
-Last Will and Testament
-Executor Duties
-Revocable Living Trusts
-Accountings to Beneficiaries
-Children's Trust Fund
-Special Needs Trust/Supplemental Needs Trust
-Discretionary Trust
-Estate Tax Returns
-Planning upon Divorce or Remarriage
-Planning for Domestic Partners
-Power of Attorney
-Patient Advocate Designation

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Attorney and Counselor

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1991, Michigan

Law School Attended:
Wayne State University
J.D.

University Attended:
Eastern Michigan University
B.B.A.

Wayne State University
M.B.A.

Hobbies & Interests:
Gardening, physical fitness (running, biking, skiing, yoga)
Education
  • Wayne State University
    Juris Doctorate
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