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Mary Wehr


Areas of Focus: Family Business Planning, Kids Protection Planning, Life and Legacy Planning

Licensed States: Michigan

What to expect from Mary Wehr

  • A 15- minute introductory call to understand your goals and needs.
  • 2-Hour Working Life & Legacy Planning Session: A comprehensive look at your current family dynamics and your assets, including a comprehensive inventory of everything you have so none of it is ever lost.
  • Education on how the law impacts your family and assets, focused specifically on your County, State and Country of residence.
  • A transparent discussion of your options to care for what matters most to you, no matter what happens. Planning options that work for you and the people you love. Relational, compassionate counsel to help you make "eyes wide open" choices for yourself and the people you love.
  • A clear plan (not just documents) for how your assets and those you love will be taken care of, throughout every stage of life, and in the event of your incapacity or death.

About Mary Wehr

I am a compassionate, knowledgeable attorney who truly begins each day with the determination to be better, to serve my clients better, and to do my part to make the world a better place through service. I end everyday with the satisfaction that I’ve accomplished what I set out to do and with the knowledge that tomorrow presents opportunity to do even more.

My calling to the practice of Estate Planning occurred with the death of my son, who was 33 years old, a firefighter and paramedic and died of a workplace exposure to COVID-19. The weeks and months following his death were more difficult because he died without an Estate Plan. This burdened his family with a legal proceeding called probate and robbed us of needed opportunity to grieve in peace.

As his mother, I experienced the first-hand pain that was placed upon the people who he loved most. This was an outcome that he never would have chosen. It took six months to probate his estate which was not contested and therefore proceeded as fast as possible.

During the period of probate, my husband and I provided thousands of dollars of support to his wife who was pregnant. We paid the mortgage on his house so that his wife wouldn’t lose it to foreclosure while it was in probate.

We gave her a car and thousands of dollars so that she could make ends meet. A sound estate plan, including proper title of assets, would have avoided probate altogether and saved the family thousands of dollars. Even more importantly an Estate Plan would have lessened the financial burden, stress, and worry at this time of deep grief.

Determined to help other families avoid this scenario, Mary Ann opened her practice with a focus on supporting families who want to leave their family with a plan that will work, and not just a set of documents that may or may not work. Mary Ann believes that the estate planning process is effective to keep families out of conflict and out of the courts. Mary Ann is passionate about designing fitting estate plans that will avoid probate, protect children through the use of the Kids Protection Program and preserve family legacy of your intellectual, spiritual and human assets.


What makes PFL lawyers different?

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    How you hire us.

    We begin with a comprehensive inventory of everything you own, and everyone you love, and consider it all in a working meeting, called a Family Wealth Planning Session, to guide you to clarify your financial life and legacy goals before we draft a single document.

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    How we plan.

    We work with you throughout every life stage to map out the most likely scenarios for you and the people you love, planning for each as your life, the law, and your assets change over time.

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    What we protect.

    Our Life & Legacy Planning process ensures everything that matters most -- from your financial assets to your values, insights, stories and experience -- are captured and documented during your life and cared for over the generations to come.

  • Asset-1transparency
    What you see.

    Transparency in our process, and our fees … all of which are flat fees, agreed to in advance, based on your choices and with no surprises, ensuring we stay on the same side of the table - supporting you to make a lifetime of great decisions - every step of the way.

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    How we deliver.

    Our systems help you get clear and organized, overcoming the exact issues that keep most estate plans from actually working when they are needed most. We help you leave your family with a gift of love, and not a mess.

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    How our plans work.

    One-and-done estate plans focused only on money are a recipe for a big mess. We help you throughout every stage of life and be there for the people you love, when you can’t be.

Contact Mary Wehr

Complete the form below to reach out and schedule your 15-minute initial consultation.

Mary Wehr
Great Lakes Center for Estate Planning PLC