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Dustin Foster

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Dustin Foster

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B.A. LaSalle University 1994
J.D. WMU-Cooley Law School 1997

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I have expertise in family law (including divorce, custody, parenting-time, child support, spousal support, and paternity) and basic estate planning (wills, durable power of attorney for finances, patient advocate designations, "Lady Bird" deeds, and simple trusts).

I joined the full-time faculty at WMU-Cooley in 2009 after serving as an adjunct professor, teaching Probate Court Procedure and Practice, as well as Estate Planning, and as a visiting professor in the Clinical Department teaching the Estate Planning Clinic, as well as Wills, Estates & Trusts.

Before joining the faculty at Cooley, I spent 10 years in private practice at Bernick, Omer, Radner & Ouellette, P.C., in Lansing, Michigan. I focused my practice on estate and long-term care planning, probate, estate and trust administration and family law. I also served as Of Counsel with Worman, Dixon & Manis, P.L.C., in Lansing, Michigan, and as an attorney with Berrien County (Michigan) Legal Services.

I have presented in such areas as Medicaid and Estate Planning. I have taught at the Estate Planning Clinic in Auburn Hills and Wills, Estates & Trusts.

Articles

Books and Chapters in Books

  • Dustin S. Foster & Sara Schimke, LexisNexis Practice Guide: Michigan Estate Planning, (Matthew Bender 2017).
  • Dustin S. Foster & Sara Schimke, LexisNexis Practice Guide: Michigan Estate Planning, (Matthew Bender 2016).
  • Dustin S. Foster & Emily Horvath, Michigan Estate Planning, Will Drafting and Estate Administration, (LexisNexis 2015).
  • Foster, Dustin and Emily Horvath, Michigan Estate Planning, Will Drafting and Estate Administration (publication update), New Providence, NJ: LexisNexis 2014.
  • Foster, Dustin and Emily Horvath, Michigan Estate Planning, Will Drafting and Estate Administration (publication update), New Providence, NJ: LexisNexis 2013.
  • Foster, Dustin S. and Emily S. Horvath. Michigan Estate Planning, Will Drafting and Estate Administration (publication update). New Providence, NJ: LexisNexis, 2012.
  • Foster, Dustin S. and Emily S. Horvath. Michigan Estate Planning, Will Drafting and Estate Administration. New Providence, NJ: LexisNexis, 2011.
  • Dustin S. Foster & Sara Schimke, LexisNexis Practice Guide: Michigan Probate and Estate Administration, (Matthew Bender 2020).
  • Dustin S. Foster & Sara Schimke, LexisNexis Practice Guide: Michigan Estate Planning, (Matthew Bender 2020).
  • Dustin S. Foster & Sara Schimke, LexisNexis Practice Guide: Michigan Probate and Estate Administration, (Matthew Bender 2019).
  • Dustin S. Foster & Sara Schimke, LexisNexis Practice Guide: Michigan Estate Planning, (Matthew Bender 2019).
  • Dustin S. Foster & Sara Schimke, LexisNexis Practice Guide: Michigan Probate and Estate Administration, (Matthew Bender 2018).
  • Dustin S. Foster & Sara Schimke, LexisNexis Practice Guide: Michigan Estate Planning, (Matthew Bender 2018).
  • Dustin S. Foster & Sara Schimke, LexisNexis Practice Guide: Michigan Probate and Estate Administration, (Matthew Bender 2017).

Book Reviews and Other Short Works

  • Dustin S. Foster, The Estate Planning Clinic: An Introduction, 554 Laches (publication of the Oakland County Bar Association) 15 (Jan. 2013).

Other Writings

  • Dustin S. Foster, Presentation, Dealing with the Aging Client (Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Small Firm Institute 2009) (copy on file at the Thomas M. Cooley Faculty Archives).
  • Dustin S. Foster, Presentation, Top 10 Things You Absolutely Must Know About Medicaid (Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Small Firm Institute 2009) (copy on file at the Thomas M. Cooley Faculty Archives).

Presentations

  • Dustin S. Foster, Presentation, Dealing with the Aging Client (Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Small Firm Institute 2009) (Dearborn, Michigan, Sept. 15, 2011) (copy on file at the Thomas M. Cooley Faculty Archives).
  • Dustin S. Foster, Presentation, Top 10 Things You Absolutely Must Know About Medicaid (Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Small Firm Institute 2009) (Dearborn, Michigan, Sept. 18, 2009) (copy on file at the Thomas M. Cooley Faculty Archives).