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.


Clearing the Paper Blizzard

At the start of a new year, when tax documents are issued, many folks wonder how long they have to keep their old tax records.  If you are eager to shred your old records, you should be aware of the IRS rules for what to keep and how long. https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/how-long-should-i-keep-records The IRS recommends that you […]

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3 Ways A Trust Can Protect Your Family

Accordingly to a recent article from Merrill Lynch, 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. Merrill Lynch points out the three benefits of a trust: […]

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Free Help For Elder Abuse

Michigan is providing free legal help to people age 55 and older who have experienced, or are at risk of, abuse, neglect or exploitation. These free legal services are available regardless of income, languages spoken or immigration status (with or without documentation). The Elder Justice Initiative helps clients get protective orders, recover funds and property taken […]

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The New Lead Paint?

Methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth, was initially produced by gangs on the West Coast. But since that time, meth production has moved to small, residential home labs, especially in rural areas. Meth residue poses significant health risks for the buyers of those homes, especially for the younger members of the family, but there is no […]

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Does your Loved One with Dementia have a Gun?

In a recent newsletter, Relevar Home Care reported on the often-fatal combination of a dementia patient and access to firearms, and they offered some safety suggestions. According to a Pew Research Center survey, 45% of people aged 65 and older have guns in their household. Another 12% reside in the home of a gun owner. […]

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Do You Need to Call Your Insurance Agent?

If your home is owned by your Trust, or if you are the Trustee or Personal Representative for someone who owned a home, you need to make absolutely certain that your homeowner's insurance knows that! Earlier this year, the Michigan Court of Appeals was faced with a case where a homeowner transferred his house to […]

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Legal Strategies, P.C. 

Terri North is the Shelby 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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