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Planning For Your Family’s Future

It is never too early to begin thinking about the future. A comprehensive estate plan can help ensure that your wishes will be honored, and can reduce potential conflict between your beneficiaries and family members. At RJS Law, our attorneys help Michigan families with estate planning, as well as providing guidance through the probate process.

Creating An Estate Plan That Is Tailored To Suit Your Needs

Many people believe that estate planning is something that concerns only those with significant assets. The fact is, a proper estate plan can benefit people from all walks of life. Our lawyers can help you identify your goals and determine which tools will help you meet your goals. An estate plan can consist of a number of different documents, including:

Wills: This is the document that most people are familiar with. A properly drafted will enables you to decide where your assets should go after you have passed on. A will can also set forth instructions for the financial and parental care of any minor children you have.

Trusts: A trust can help ensure that your family is cared for after you are gone or can even ensure that you are cared for should you ever become incapacitated. Trusts can provide significant tax benefits and are also a useful tool for charitable giving.

Powers of attorney: There are different types of powers of attorney. A financial power of attorney enables you to name a trusted individual who can make financial decisions on your behalf should you ever be unable to do so. A medical power of attorney enables you to name someone who can make medical decisions on your behalf.

Advanced health care directives: Sometimes called living wills, these documents allow you to direct the type of medical care you wish to receive should you ever become incapacitated.

We can help determine whether some or all of the above documents are the best way to help you plan for your family’s future.

Probate And Estate Administration

When a loved one passes on, it will be necessary to administer their estate. If a loved one has passed away without having an estate plan in place or if their plan didn’t account for certain contingencies, the estate will have to pass through probate. We can help guide you through the probate process to ensure a smooth and orderly transition.

Contact Us To Find Out How We Can Help You

To learn more about the benefits of estate planning or to find out how we can help with the estate administration process, call our law offices in Wyoming at 616-532-1666. You may also contact us online.