Kristin A. Hughes, JD

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Kristin is one of those people with the gift for bringing people together. Her firm is dedicated to helping families through life transitions and challenges. To serve clients holistically, estate planning professionals and care coordinators work as a team finding solutions to the important questions relating to the “here and now” and “what if I need help” in the future. She concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, guardianships and conservatorships, elder law, and probate and trust administration.

Kristin is an educational speaker, a former Board member of The Alzheimer's Association, and a current Board member of HAVEN. Kristin received her BA from Michigan State, JD from University of Detroit Mercy.  

Never one to sit on the sidelines, this mother of three, took up ice hockey and horseback riding in her 30's. 

Some of her accomplishments and affiliations are as follows:

  • ICLE Probate and Estate Planning Certificate Program
  • State Bar of Michigan/Probate and Elder Law Sections – Member
  • Oakland County Bar Association's Probate, Estate and Trust Section
  • Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit
  • Recent Presentation – “Growing Older in America,” October 12, 2022
  • Recent Presentation – Planned Giving Roundtable of Southeast Michigan, “Coordinating your Charitable Giving Strategy with Your Estate Plan,” June 7, 2023.
  • LATCHES: Key Considerations for Diminished Capacity and Downsizing; October 2020 Edition Vol.632
  • Member of Troy Chamber of Commerce


University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D.
Michigan State University, B.A.

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Email: [email protected]

Office: 248.692.7392

Direct: 248.605.0278

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  • From Nicole W. JD, CFP®

    "I've collaborated with Kristin on several occasions over the past six years.  She has a gift for simplifying complicated legal issues and synthesizing them in a manner that engages and resonates with clients from all backgrounds.  No one wants to confront the difficult issues surrounding end of ...
  • From Christina S.

    My husband and I completed an estate plan with Kristin and we couldn't be more pleased with the process and the outcome. To say that Kristin has a command of her field is an understatement; she is a master at making complex issues relatable, her knowledge and experience is evident in every conver...

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