Aging and dying are not things that most Michigan residents like to think about, both because the future is so unknown and because planning for the end of your life is generally not pleasant. However, there are many different reasons that you should seek advice regarding estate planning and administration.
One of the chief reasons to engage in estate planning is to avoid the hassle of probate court and provide for your heirs in the way you see fit. Our firm has the experience necessary to ask you the questions that need to be asked so that you can decide on the answers well in advance of the time you will actually need to rely on them. In addition, we can help you take advantage of innovative solutions to familiar problems, such as discussing digital asset protection plans that can help you preserve and distribute all of your digital records and possessions.
Business owners also have particular concerns that can be addressed with our guidance. We can help you decide what you want to happen to your business when you pass away or are no longer able to continue running it. Making a plan for business succession can take a significant burden off of your family members who may be saddled with making those decisions otherwise.
It is also critical for many people to designate an estate administrator or power of attorney. Many people rely on emotions and feelings when making those decisions, which is often not the best way to make those important decisions. Our firm can help you engage in a careful selection process by identifying the key factors these important agents should have and assisting in the evaluation and assessment of individual candidates.
Overall, estate planning is a big job and one in which many benefit from the experience and assistance of a skilled attorney. For more information on what we can offer you during this important process, please visit our website.