A Retired Probate Judge's Observations - Best Laid Plans Gone Astray (aka Asset Utilization/Coordination in Retirement and Estate Planning) - CFPs
Please join us on Tuesday, April 19th at 7:45am at the Hilton Garden Inn in Benton Harbor, MI. Breakfast will be provided and the presentation will begin at 8am. Tom Nelson, Retired Berrien County Probate Judge, will provide his observations from his years as a Probate Judge entitled Best Laid Plans Gone Astray.
Tom Nelson served as Chief Judge for the Berrien County Trial Court from 2013-2015. He presided as a Probate & Family Division Judge from 1995 until his retirement in 2015 and was the Family Division Presiding Judge from 1996-2013. Prior to his time as a judge, Tom served as Vice President & Trust Officer at NBD Bank in Benton Harbor for 10 years.
Tom graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Politicial Science then attended Indiana University to obtain his Doctor of Jurisprudence. He also attended the National Trust School & National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University.
Tom is a member of the following Associations: Michigan Bar, Berrien County Bar, Michigan Probate Judges', Southwestern Michigan Probate Judges'. He is also currently serving as a board member for the Kiwanis Club, Berrien Families Plus, Berrien Community Foundation and Court Appointed Special Advocate Advisory Council.