At Biddinger, Bitzer & Estelle, PLLC we’re extremely proud of our commitment to provide the absolute best estate planning and elder law services to the residents of Deckerville, Michigan. Our legal experts work with our friends and neighbors throughout the area to create the type of estate plans and comprehensive strategies that they need to secure assets, plan for potential incapacitation, and properly prepare for considerations like long-term care.
With our help, our neighbors are able to protect their wealth and help it grow over time, ensuring that they better manage their financial goals and secure a legacy for their posterity. Life’s uncertainties cannot always be foreseen, but the right estate planning can help you to make the most of your present and future. Residents who live in the Deckerville are understand that Biddinger, Bitzer & Estelle, PLLC can ensure that they have the plan they need to reach all of those goals.
About Deckerville, Michigan
Located in the thumb region of the great state of Michigan, Deckerville is a major agricultural community with roots extending back to 1870. The village is located in the northeastern part of Sanilac County and has been home to a wide variety of industries since its incorporation in 1893 when its primary industry was focused on Charles Decker’s sawmill. The village population was reported at 802 people in 2014, which is a fifteen percent decline since the 2000 census.
Industries in the area include manufacturing, retail trade, warehousing activities, transportation, health care, and agriculture. Nearly one in five jobs involve transportation, with manufacturing and production providing another 16% of all employment. Sales, administrative support, management positions, healthcare, and entertainment make up the bulk of the rest of the jobs.
The 2013 median household income was reported to be $33,140, which is an increase of around $3,000 above the 2000 estimate. That’s about $15,000 below the Michigan median income, however, and one reason that it is vitally important for area residents to have sound financial and estate plans in place to effectively manage and grow those assets. With the right financial approach, residents can better attain their individual and family financial goals and better prepare for the future. At Biddinger, Bitzer & Estelle, PLLC, our estate planning professionals have the expertise Deckerville residents need to ensure that their hard-earned assets are properly managed and structured for maximum benefit.
Seniors in Deckerville
The median age for Deckerville residents is 38.9 years. That’s slightly younger than the 39.6-year median throughout Michigan. Nearly 26% of residents are younger than 18, with more than 21% being at least 65 years of age. Roughly 17% of households in the village are made up of seniors who live on their own.
Those seniors often try to maintain an independent lifestyle for as long as they can. For many, however, health concerns often lead them to rely on family members for much of their care. Others turn to in-home care to assist them with task they can no longer perform for themselves. There are also instances in which medical needs become more pronounced, and seniors require the type of long-term care that can only be found in nursing homes and other assisted living facilities. Yellowpages.com has a list of in-home and nursing home care providers for seniors who are considering such a move.
Still, no list can provide all the answers seniors need when it comes to making those types of difficult decisions. Nursing homes have a great deal of variability from one facility to another. That can make choosing the right home a difficult proposition even under the best of circumstances. When nursing home costs are thrown into that mix, the decision becomes even more complex. At Biddinger, Bitzer & Estelle, PLLC, our elder law experts can help you and your family determine the right course of action, while providing critical assistance with Medicaid planning and other long-term care funding needs.
Demographics for Housing and Labor in Deckerville
If you’re thinking about moving to the Deckerville area, it can be useful to review some of the more basic details about the housing and labor markets. That data can help you decide whether to purchase a home in the area, or even launch a business.
The median house or condo value was estimated at $67,874 in 2013. That’s a decrease from the $71,000 median reported in 2000, and means that available homes in the area can usually be bought at great savings. The median value for homes and condos across the state is $117,500, so Deckerville homes are obviously affordable at the present time. The median rent is a little more than $530 a month.
Business owners who want to move here or start a company in Deckerville will be delighted to know that more than 85% of residents over the age of 25 have completed high school or some higher degree or certification. Unemployment in the area stands at around 4.7%.
Deckerville Probate Court
Deckerville probate matters are handled at the Sanilac County probate court in the county seat of Sandusky, MI. The Sanilac County Courthouse is located at Room 213, 60 West Sanilac 2nd Floor Sandusky, MI 48471. The courthouse is available to the public during normal business hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday Through Friday. For probate business, you can call (810) 648-3221.
Probate court provides a number of important services to the community, including the settling of estates and management of questions about guardianship matters. Often times, residents in the area and other with interest in such matters have important questions about the probate process or the appointment of a guardian. The court can be a helpful resource for getting those questions answered. Residents can also rely on the experts at Biddinger, Bitzer & Estelle, PLLC to provide them with the answers they need.
Get Elder Law and Estate Plan Help Now
At Biddinger, Bitzer & Estelle, PLLC, our experienced estate planning and elder law experts have dedicated themselves to providing the residents of Deckerville, MI with the best estate plans and end-of-life strategies available. We’ll help you develop a comprehensive plan to protect assets, secure nursing home financing, grow your wealth, and prepare for incapacitation. To learn more, contact us online or call us today at (989) 872-5601.