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John E. Yonkers III

Brogan & Yonkers, PC

John E. Yonkers III

Brogan & Yonkers, PC

John E. Yonkers III

Brogan & Yonkers, PC

Attorney John E. Yonkers III is a partner at Brogan & Yonkers, P.C. Yonkers earned his undergraduate degree in Public Administration from Ferris State University and completed his Juris Doctorate at Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Yonkers worked as a Legal Clerk and has focused his education and practice in the areas of Estate Planning and Elder Law. Yonkers is a NAELA member.

Yonkers is passionate about the outdoors and volunteers with the Friends of Harlow Lake trail builders group, and serves on the Board for the Noquemanon Trail Network and and 906 Adventure Team. In his free time, Yonkers enjoys biking, cross-country skiing, and fly-fishing with his wife.

Firm Description

At Brogan & Yonkers, P.C. we offer Life-focused Estate Planning. We excel at guiding you and your family through the often confusing maze of financial, legal and healthcare decisions, to create an estate plan that ensures your well-being and provides peace of mind for your family. At Brogan & Yonkers, our mission is to help you craft an estate plan to achieve your goals for you and your loved ones for today and for years to come.

Our firm has over 30 years of experience practicing Elder Care Law, Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts, Nursing Home and Medicaid Planning, VA Benefits, Special Needs and Disability Law, Tax Planning and Probate Avoidance in Michigan and Wisconsin.

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Monday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM 12:00 PM

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148 W Hewitt Ave.
Marquette, MI 49855

812 Ashmun St.
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783

811 River Ave.
Iron Mountain, MI 49801

2033 Marinette Ave.
Marinette, WI 54143

912 Ludington Ave
Escanaba, MI 49829

310 Sheldon Ave.
Houghton, MI 49931

222 E. Ayer St.
Ironwood, MI 49938

119 W. Superior Street
Munising, MI 49862

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Understand when and how a court appoints a guardian or conservator for an adult who becomes incapacitated, and how to avoid guardianship.

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Health Care Decisions

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Learn about grandparents’ visitation rights and how to avoid tax and public benefit issues when making gifts to grandchildren.

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Medicare

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Retirement Planning

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Senior Living

Find out how to choose a nursing home or assisted living facility, when to fight a discharge, the rights of nursing home residents, all about reverse mortgages, and more.

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Social Security

Get a solid grounding in Social Security, including who is eligible, how to apply, spousal benefits, the taxation of benefits, how work affects payments, and SSDI and SSI.

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Special Needs Planning

Learn how a special needs trust can preserve assets for a person with disabilities without jeopardizing Medicaid and SSI, and how to plan for when caregivers are gone.

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Veterans Benefits

Explore benefits for older veterans, including the VA’s disability pension benefit, aid and attendance, and long-term care coverage for veterans and surviving spouses.

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