Hello my name is Todd Balkema I am an elder law attorney with the Jordan Balkema Elder Law Center servicing families in northern Michigan area.
I specialize in the areas of estate planning and long-term care benefit planning with medicaid and veteran’s benefits. I fell in love with the area of elder law while I was an intern at the Sixty-Plus Clinic in Lansing.
While I was a student in Thomas Cooley Law School. While there I developed the desire to assist individuals sixty and older in managing their estate plans in seeking the benefits that they were entitled to and deserved.
Typically when individuals come into an attorney’s office they’re expecting you to be staunch, to be serious to be almost afraid of you. At some point in my office I’m here to bring a little bit more levity, to bring levity to the table, to try to
loosen you up, to try and get you to relax and understand that I’m not here as an opponent. I’m here as an advocate to help guide you through all your issues.
You know, Pete with his parents, you with your parents, and grandparents uh… Jill and her family, Mara and her Brother, me with my mom, we’ve all dealt with it. I think that’s what makes us unique, we understand it.
If your family requires assistance navigating the maze associated with long-term care benefit planning whether it be VA planning, or medicaid planning, or require assistance in establishing estate planning, please contact my office and schedule a 1 hour free consultation.
I look forward to hearing from you.