Estate Planning Attorney
At Atlas Law, PLC, our estate planning attorney is ready to assist you in developing an estate plan tailored to your specific needs. Whether you need a will or a trust, or you have a simple or complex estate, we have the resources to design a plan that caters to your needs. Our goal is to create a strong legal foundation for you to protect yourself and your family from all of life’s surprises.
Although planning for the future is one of the most important things you can do, knowing which direction to take is not always easy. The attorney at Atlas Law, PLC can provide you with the individualized attention and in-depth instruction you need.
Our estate planning lawyer can help you design an estate plan to preserve and protect your assets as well as your personal wishes, before a crisis occurs. We can assist you with the preparation of a last will and testament, revocable trust, irrevocable trust, special needs trust, Lady Bird Deed, living will, testamentary trust, or medical power of attorney. We’ll review your financial situation, listen to your planning goals, answer your questions and return your phone calls. With proper estate and financial planning we can help you avoid probate court, inheritance tax, and estate tax.
Our experienced estate planning attorney understands that you, and your needs, are unique. Our goal is to listen to what your estate planning concerns and goals are for the future. We care about what is important to you as you begin this journey. Our focus is on you, your priorities, and your objectives. To discuss your estate planning with our lawyer, call us for a free consultation at (248) 773-5555.
Importance of Estate Planning
A variety of misconceptions exist when it comes to estate planning. One of the most common mistakes is believing that only retired people need to worry about their estate. Here is why everyone needs an estate plan! Your estate is your legacy and you cannot take it with you when you pass away. Leaving the distribution of your estate up to the State’s probate laws or under a probate court’s administration can result in leaving your family without the financial security or resources it needs.
Estate planning can:
Include instructions on how financial assets should be distributed between heirs;
Name an inheritance manager and/or guardian for minor children;
Include instructions for your care should you become disabled before you die;
Provide for family members who have special needs without disrupting government benefits;
Include instructions for the transfer of your business on your death, should you become disabled, or when you retire; and
Minimize court costs, taxes, and unnecessary legal fees.
This is only a fraction of what you can establish through estate planning. You can even include instructions for passing on personal values as well as possessions.
Questions About Estate Planning
An estate plan helps you organize your records, beneficiary designations, and titles so that you can rest assured that everything will be taken care of. We serve all of metro Detroit. Contact us for answers to all of your questions you have concerning making a will or making a trust such as:
What is a will?
How to write a will?
What is a trust?
How to set up a trust?
What is the difference between a will and a trust?
What is a power of attorney (POA)?
How to create a power of attorney?
What is an advance directive?
How do wills work?
How do trusts work?
What is a Lady Bird Deed?
What is probate court?
What is the probate process in Michigan?
When Should You Update Your Will or Trust?
Start Your Estate Plan
Many details are involved in creating your estate plan, and it is never too early to start. Even if you have already created a will or trust, it is important to revisit the terms so that you can make any necessary changes. Our estate planning attorney at Atlas Law, PLC, provide a wide variety of estate planning services; including estate management; wills, living trusts, revocable trusts, family trusts, and special needs trusts; health care surrogate; living wills; and other services.
We offer free consultations and flexible appointments to meet your needs, including weekends and after hours appointments.
To learn more about your options, call us at (248) 773-5555.
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