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Andy and Danielle Mayoras

Danielle & Andy Mayoras

  • Lawyers
  • Authors
  • Speakers
  • Media Resources

What do the estate planning mistakes and missteps of Michael Jackson, Heath Ledger, Marlon Brando, Princess Di, Gary Coleman and other well-known celebrities have to do with you? EVERYTHING! Danielle & Andy use real-life celebrity errors of the rich and famous to show families across America how to avoid the same pitfalls when planning for their heirs.


Danielle, a Credentialed Professional Gerontologist, uses her expertise as an estate planning and elder law attorney to teach people how to maintain control of their assets and legacy, during their lifetimes and after they pass away. Andy specializes in probate litigation, helping families address and resolve estate, trust and related disputes, in and out of the courtroom.

They are two of the co-founders of The Center for Elder Law, The Center for Probate Litigation, and The Center for Special Needs Planning. The couple graduated from the prestigious University of Michigan Law School, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where they met.


Trial & Heirs: Famous Fortune Fights! is Danielle & Andy’s first book... and it is winning rave reviews and garnering positive reaction in celebrity circles, the legal world, and families across the U.S. for its engaging approach, easy-to-understand tutorials and essential estate planning tips everyone needs to know. It is an entertaining and educational page-turner, filled with juicy, behind-the-scenes details about some of the biggest celebrity estate battles and most infamous courtroom clashes in the news. Danielle & Andy have also written and published hundreds of articles exploring and explaining the essential ins and outs of estate planning and are regular contributors for Forbes as well as other websites for professionals and consumers.


This dynamic husband-and-wife duo have strong reputations and extensive experience in estate planning, probate, elder law and litigation, which have made them trusted counselors and sought-after educators for individuals and businesses around the country. Through national speaking engagements as well as print, social and broadcast media, Danielle & Andy entertain while they educate, for audiences ranging from national brokerage firms, banks and insurance companies, to attorneys, charities and professional client events.

Media Resources

Using their unique combination of expertise, Danielle & Andy offer valuable insight into celebrity courtroom drama by translating the missteps of the rich and famous into understandable lessons for everyone. They are the ideal go-to authorities for insight and articulate analysis about the most high-profile estate fights capturing the headlines and the public’s interest.

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