Estate Planning & Probate:

Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Kalamazoo Estate Planning Attorneys

Estate Planning & Probate: Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Estate Planning. Estate planning lawyers draft wills, trusts, and other testamentary instruments. Estate planning attorneys gather information about you, your family, your assets, and your objectives. In some cases, the estate planning attorney will consider a trust, a simple document that disposes of property using a trustee. Often times, a specific gift is made using a trust rather than a will. Trust plans can save time and money; in addition, trust plans ensure privacy for the estate, whereas, a will is a public document, and is filed with the probate court pursuant to MCL § 700.2516.

Estate Planning Consultation. During the initial consultation, your estate planning lawyer will collect important information. The information is used to make recommendations for your estate plan. Common questions include information related to:

  • Personal information about you and your family;
  • Financial information regarding assets and beneficiaries;
  • Real estate information, such as deeds;
  • Taxes, as appropriate;
  • The names of fiduciaries, conservators, guardians, agents, trustees, and alternates; and
  • Estimates for fees.
Estate Planning and Living Trusts

At Keilen Law, your estate planning lawyer will gather as much information as possible to assist in the design and development of your estate plan. Fact-gathering consultations help your lawyer develop a plan that meets your objectives, thereby planning and preparing for what matters most, your family.

For more information, or to schedule your initial consultation, please contact us and send a short summary of your legal matter.

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