About Family First Probate & Estate Planning

Probate, Estate Planning & Elder Law Matters

Family First Probate & Estate Planning is your local expert for all probate, estate planning and elder law matters.  We offer free consultations and home visits to serve you and your loved ones to answer your questions and provide expert advice to plan, protect and provide for your family in the future.

We offer an affordable array of services, from wills and trusts to representing Personal Representatives facing the daunting task of working through the probate system.

We will work with you to provide a package of legal documents that will give you and your family peace of mind in the event of a loss or disability.  We also specialize is working with young families!  Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

Our Attorney - Stephen Rideout

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Stephen Rideout is a Royal Oak native and has practiced law since 1986.  Steve was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan for over 28 years, during which time he prosecuted criminals, stripped the medical license of the infamous fake cancer doctor, and protected the pension and benefits for tens of thousands of public retirees.  Steve became an Assistant Corporation Counsel for Oakland County for over 4 years, during which he practiced in the Oakland County Probate Court.

During his appearances before the Probate judges, Steve observed the multiple families that were struggling through the probate process, most of which could have been avoided if an estate plan had been in place.

The probate system in Michigan favors the appointment of a well-compensated stranger by a court to deal with your family after a loss or disability.  Steve will work with you to have an affordable estate plan in place that protects, preserves and provides for your family. The probate system in Michigan favors the court appointment of a well-compensated stranger, paid out of your family's assets, to deal with your family after a loss or disability.

Steve has extensive training in all aspects of probate, estate planning, and elder law, including being VA Accredited, in addition to his vast legal experience.