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Nancy C. Nawrocki

Nawrocki Center for Elder Law, Special Needs & Dis

Nancy C. Nawrocki

Nawrocki Center for Elder Law, Special Needs & Dis

Nancy C. Nawrocki

Nawrocki Center for Elder Law, Special Needs & Dis

Ms. Nancy Nawrocki is a highly regarded Elder Law attorney in Livingston County, Michigan. A 1986 graduate of Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, Ms. Nawrocki emphasizes elder law and special needs planning in her practice. As a long-standing member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Ms. Nawrocki maintains expertise in legal and financial issues that affect older people. She is one of very few attorneys in the United States who has earned a Master's of Law degree in Elder Law, graduating from Stetson University Law School of Gulfport, Florida, the leading Elder Law program in the country.  By understanding and anticipating changes to the law that affect elder citizens, she has the up-to-the-minute knowledge to counsel elder clients in estate planning, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, Medicare and Medicaid planning, nursing home placement and standard of care issues, Veterans Benefits, legal issues that affect disabled and special needs individuals, guardianship and conservatorship, estate administration and probate issues.


Ms. Nawrocki is active in the Livingston County community, especially in activities related to senior citizens and families. She is an active member of the Livingston County Consortium on Aging, and is a major sponsor of their two principal annual events, the Caregiver's Fair and Senior Power Day.  She established the annual Commitment to Caring Award to recognize people in the community that have given outstanding service to the Senior community, and continues to sponsor that award.  She has served on the Women's Resource Center of Howell, Michigan. She has served as the Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of the Livingston County Hospice, Howell, Michigan.  She was a founding member of the Senior Justice Committee of the Michigan Bar Association, and continues to serve as a member of the Elder Law and Advocacy Section, Family Law Section and Probate Law Section. She was the consulting attorney for the Livingston County Older Adult Legal Program from 1988 until its dissolution in 1996. Ms. Nawrocki conducts frequent free informational seminars on Elder Law issues in Southeast Michigan.

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For over 30 years, the Nawrocki Center for Elder Law, Special Needs & Disability Planning has been a leader in providing outstanding legal services to Southeast Michigan senior citizens, their families, veterans, disabled and special needs clients.  Our up-to-the-minute knowledge of legal issues facing our clients and extensive experience in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Long-Term Care Planning, Medicare Planning, Veterans Benefits, and Special Needs Planning is combined with the unmatched personal attention and care we give to all our clients so they receive the highest quality legal services possible.  

Whether you have an immediate elder care crisis, or want to have the best planning for your future, contact the Nawrocki Center for the premium legal services that you need and deserve.

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Distinguish the key concepts in estate planning, including the will, the trust, probate, the power of attorney, and how to avoid estate taxes.

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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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Guardianship/Conservatorship

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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Distinguish the key concepts in estate planning, including the will, the trust, probate, the power of attorney, and how to avoid estate taxes.

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Grandchildren

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

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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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Understand the ins and outs of insurance to cover the high cost of nursing home care, including when to buy it, how much to buy, and which spouse should get the coverage.

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Medicare

Learn who qualifies for Medicare, what the program covers, all about Medicare Advantage, and how to supplement Medicare’s coverage.

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Retirement Planning

We explain the five phases of retirement planning, the difference between a 401(k) and an IRA, types of investments, asset diversification, the required minimum distribution rules, and more.

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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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