Terri L. North

Michigan Attorney, 
Located in Shelby Township

Meet Terri

Terri L. North concentrates her law practice in estate planning and probate. Her probate practice includes helping families with guardianships and conservatorships as well as administering probate estates after the death of a loved one. She also helps her clients create trusts so that their families can avoid probate and helps those families administer the trust.

Terri graduated in 1979 from Henry Ford II High School in Sterling Heights. She attended Kalamazoo College where she earned a B.A. in Economics in 1983. She received her law degree from Detroit College of Law in 1987, graduating cum laude.
Terri served on the Board of Directors of National Association of Career Women – Macomb Chapter. In 1998, she was named Career Woman of the Year. She served on the Board of Directors of the Central Macomb County Chamber of Commerce from 1994-2000 and was Chairwomen of the Board in 1999. Terri served on the Board of Regents for Baker College – Shelby Charter Township from 1995 until 2015.

Until recently, Terri served on the Board of Directors for the Sterling Heights Chamber of Commerce (and was the Chairperson in 2015), and the Macomb County Literacy Partners (she was their president in 2017). She is currently on the Board for the Anton Art Center in Mt. Clemens and will be the Chairperson in 2020.

When she is not at work, Terri is an amateur artist and an avid bicyclist. She has biked across the state of Michigan 4 times, has biked down the Amalfi Coast in Italy and has done a century (100-mile) ride. She was recently awarded an "Honorable Mention" for the mixed media postcards she created.


Three Ways a Trust Can Protect Your Family

Many people still believe that a trust is only for the very wealthy.  On the contrary, a trust allows someone, of even modest means, to ensure that his money is distributed as he wishes after his death. The top three benefits of a trust are: MORE CONTROL. A trust can set rules or conditions about […]

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Questions to Ask Your Loved One’s Doctor

Relevar Home Care recently published a very helpful article for caregivers.    The article noted that nearly three-quarters of all seniors are diagnosed with at least two chronic diseases, and are seeing an average of different four medical specialists. So, if you are the advocate for an aging parent, you need the be the “quarterback” that […]

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Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth

As some of you may be aware, the amount of money you can pass at your death has seen a lot of ups and downs in the past few decades.  In 2018, the amount was doubled from $5 million to $11.4 million per person ($11.5 million in 2020).  The tradeoff is that the amount is […]

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Open for Business

By Executive Order on June 1st, law offices can now re-open for business.  So, we have returned to our usual business hours. We have made some changes since March 24th, however.  We want to keep you safe and make sure you are comfortable when you meet with us.  So, we have implemented the following protocols […]

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Danger! Danger! How to Avoid Scams

It’s pretty certain that the Coronavirus quarantine has sent all of us to our electronic devices more than ever as we search for reliable information about the virus (or just pass the time playing Candy Crush!).  Merrill Lynch recently sent a timely warning about protecting your online financial and personal information during these unusual times. […]

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Ask Aging Parents These Questions

The Marchand Advisory Group of Raymond James recently published a list of important questions that you should ask your parents before there is an emergency. Financial Where are the financial assets? Ask you parents to create a list of their bank, brokerage and retirement account, including online user names and passwords.  If they are reluctant […]

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Legal Strategies, P.C. 

Terri North is the Macomb County, Michigan attorney who heads up the Legal Strategies practice. Legal Strategies assists clients in the areas of estate planning, probate and real estate. 
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