Michigan Last Will and Testament

Our will attorney can create an estate plan tailored to your specific needs. Whether you have a simple or complex estate, our estate planning attorney can help design a plan that caters to you. A Last Will and Testament is one of many ways we can create a strong legal foundation for you to protect yourself and your family.

It is never too early to prepare for the future. In order to make sure your wishes are carried out and your family is taken care of after you die or in the event that you become disabled or incapacitated, it is necessary to create an estate plan. Writing a will can be the first step in preparing an estate plan. While most people know that they need to set up their last will and testament before they die, they do not see it as something that needs to be done immediately. This is a mistake. Your will plays a vital role in fulfilling your wishes when you pass. It includes instructions for how you want your assets distributed but a will does not bypass the probate courts.

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What is a Will

What is a will? A will, or last will and testament, is a legal document that allows a person, referred to as the testator, to make decisions on how his or her probate estate will be managed and distributed after his death. A last will and testament is ordinarily administered through probate court. A will works much different than a living trust. Our attorney can help explain the differences between wills and trusts.

Setting up a Will

Preparing a will is a very important part of an estate plan. Estate planning attorneys use wills as a tool for you to control the distribution of your probate estate. You may have a simple will or a complex will. If you pass away without a will your estate is referred to as an intestate estate. In an intestate estate, or an estate without a will, your property will be distributed by the probate court as required by the state intestacy laws. This distribution can be different than what you want. Writing a will can ensure your estate is distributed in accordance with your wishes. Making a will can also lower the costs of the probate process.

Attorney for Michigan Last Will and Testament

Our lawyer serves all of Wayne County, Oakland County, and Washtenaw County. He can write a last will and testament and prepare an estate plan to express your wishes regarding your person and your property, and he can help assure that those wishes are honored by assisting, as necessary, in the administration of your plan.

We offer free consultations and flexible appointments to meet your needs, including weekends and after hours appointments.

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To learn more about your options, call our Michigan lawyer at (248) 773-5555.

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