Sean Cox

Office Address:
3351 Claystone St SE, Ste., 101 Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

(616) 942-6404

   

Sean Cox

The Law Offices of Sean Patrick Cox

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(616) 942-6404

Sean Patrick Cox has been an elder law attorney for 25 years. He was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1994 and the State Bar of Florida in 1995. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Mi State and his law degree is from Detroit College of Law Michigan State University in 1989 and his law degree from Michigan State University College of Law in 1994.

Sean concentrates his practice in estate planning, veteran’s benefits, Medicaid/nursing home planning, probate litigation, probate and estate administration, asset protection/trust planning, special needs trusts and guardian and conservator issues. His main office is in Grand Rapids, Michigan and he has a second office in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Sean lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan along with his wife, Cheryl and their children Keegan and Grace.

Sean is a VA accredited attorney and has helped hundreds of veterans obtain the VA non-service connected Aid and Attendance Pension. This special pension entitles war time veterans and their spouses to receive a tax free monthly benefit to help pay for the cost of in home care, assisted living care or nursing home care. Sean just completed two years of service as commander of the Sons of the American Legion (SAL), Squadron 258 at the Boat in Canoe Club in Grand Rapids. The SAL focuses exclusively on events, fundraisers and other charitable efforts to support our local veterans, the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, and national veterans groups as well.

Sean also helps clients and their spouses protect their assets in the event that they have to be placed in a nursing home for long term care. The law with respect to nursing home/ Medicaid asset protection is constantly changing, however, there are still numerous opportunities to protect assets through the use of asset protection trusts, promissory notes, special needs trusts and other devices, so that clients don’t have to worry about losing their lifelong savings to a nursing home.

Sean is active in the community as a member of Caregiver Resource Network, the Council on Aging, the West Michigan Healthcare Network, the Area Agency on Aging, the Grand Rapids Walk to End Alzheimer’s Committee, the downtown Grand Rapids Rotary Club, the Knights of Columbus, West Michigan Spartans Alumni Club and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Sean and his family attend church at St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Grand Rapids.


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Sean Cox's Law Posts

Estate planning is probably low on the list of things going through your mind while going through a divorce, a stressful and emotional time. In between all of the paperwork, separating and changes, there are critical items that have to be taken care of before the divorce process if over. One of those things is making changes to your estate plan. More than likely, once you divorce, you will want to remove your ex-spouse from receiving your assets. If you find yourself in the divorce process or post-divorce process, consider the following: Children Tend To Remain A Top Priority During Estate Planning. When your divorce is finalized, the alternate beneficiaries will inherit those items. Sometimes, changing where you plan for you assets to go after you pass can be as simple as requesting the appropriate form and listing a new beneficiary. If you had all of your assets going to your spouse, this can become tedious. Young children will not be able to receive an inheritance until they have turned 18, so you must select an adult to manage the assets until that point. This individual may abuse their duties, so it is in best interest to name a trust as a beneficiary then appoint a trustee. A trustee is liable for any abuse of assets in the trust. If your spouse remarries or already has remarried, and there are not updates made to the estate plan, their spouse could end up with your assets. That is a large reason many people are quick to change where their belongings go. Assistance In Estate Planning The first time around of estate planning was a process, and now going through it again may confuse. With the assistance of an attorney, they can help you cover all the bases of completing legal documents including your will, life insurance policy beneficiary designations and irrevocable life insurance trusts, bank and brokerage accounts with “pay on death” provisions, and more. At Sean Cox Law, we have attorneys with years of experience in estate planning and family law. Read more on estate planning and how we can help you cover all the bases. When you are ready to build an individualized estate plan, contact us online or call (616) 942-6404 to schedule a free initial consultation.

Protect your most valuable assets, with the top estate planning attorney in Grand Rapids, MI. Our services for estate planning in Grand Rapids, MI, help you safeguard your family and your interests.
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When an elderly family member is in need of assistance, it is critical you work with an experienced lawyer for your legal needs. By working with an experienced elder law attorney in Grand Rapids, MI, you can ensure that your loved one’s best interests are protected. At our law firm, we will advocate on your behalf. We are the legal team at The Law Offices of Sean Patrick Cox, PLLC, and we represent clients throughout western Michigan in elder law and estate planning matters. Our firm is led by attorney Sean Patrick Cox, a lawyer with more than 21 years of experience. Many of our clients are senior citizens who live in Michigan for much of the year but move to Florida during the winter months. Our attorney is licensed to practice law in both states, and he can provide full-service legal counsel to Michigan and Florida residents.

If you require the legal assistance of an elder and estate planning attorney in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo or West Michigan, contact us today at (616) 942-6404.
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