James R Modrall Elder Law, Estate Planning, Medicaid and VA Benefits

Elder Law



What is Elder Law? ELDER LAW evolved as specialty a few years ago as lawyers became aware that the aging population often has its particular challenges:


About James Modrall



Whether you're facing a specific legal issue or have questions that only an attorney can properly answer, a lawyer from James R. Modrall, III is here to help. At our Traverse City firm, we work hard to support our clients no matter the situation at hand.



Estate planning is a professional approach to strategies for:

1.  Transfer of wealth and

2.  Protection of person and property.

"James R Modrall Elder Law, Estate Planning, Medicaid and VA Benefits
Areas of Practice

Elder Law

Estate Law

Medicare & Medicaid Law

Veteran Law

Will & Trust Law


Contact Us


3240 Racquet Club Drive

Traverse City, MI  49684

Phone:  231.357.1239

Email:  jmodrall56@gmail.com

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m

Saturday/Sunday By Apt. Only

Beulah Michigan Office:

Office by Appointment in Beulah, MI

244 Benzie Blvd

Beulah, MI  49617

Arizona Office:

Phone: 520-425-7134

Office by Appointment Only


The mission of James R. Modrall, III Estate Planning and Elder Law is to provide professional legal services with compassionate care in a timely and efficient manner. The goal of these services is to resolve our clients' matters in the most efficient and effective manner possible. We will work diligently with fairness, equality and integrity to achieve our clients' goals.


Estate Planning and Elder Law Collaborative of Northern Michigan

Working in collaboration with experienced and expert attorneys, William Bowron and Heather Dykstra, called Estate Planning and Elder Law Collaborative of Northern Michigan. 


Each of us is an independent practitioner, agreeing to assist one another and our clients, if need be, and to assure clients of continuity in the event of retirement, disability or death. Bill is a former probate judge for Grand Traverse County.  Heather has had years of experience with the Smith Haughey law firm and Robert W. Baird on the financial side.  For me , as the oldest, it offers my clients assurance that their affairs will be in good hands, either on a daily basis, or if they choose to transfer their files at any point.  Each of us agrees to assist another, and arrange transition in the event of death or disability.  In other words, we are collaborating to give clients the security of a law firm, while maintaining the independence of each attorney.  Click To Learn About Heather Dykstra or Click To Learn About William C. Bowron

"James R Modrall Elder Law, Estate Planning, Medicaid and VA Benefits

Payment for assisted living expenses becomes an issue for veterans and widows. Many vets or their widows face extra expenses when the exigencies to failing health mean that a vet, widow or both have to move into assisted living, a large facility, or a mom and pop operation with only a few residents. The added cost can wipe out a family’s savings in a matter of months or a few years.


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