Estate Planning

Are you looking for a local estate planning attorney?

Michigan has a specific statute that covers the estates of decedents. If you live in Michigan, you need an attorney who is familiar with Michigan probate laws as well as the Internal Revenue Code to effectively handle your Michigan estate plan. Estate planning is a difficult subject to talk about. Let's face it, nobody wants to think about their ultimate demise. Nonetheless, death for all of us is inevitable. Estate planning is not for you, it is for the loved ones left behind.
 

So, what is estate planning?

Well, simply put, estate planning is the process of passing your assets to those persons whom you want to receive them, for the least possible cost, at the least burden to your survivors. This could mean using anything from a simple will to a complex estate plan using various forms of trusts. Estate planning is not simply for the rich. Setting up an estate plan is essential for everyone who has any kind of property or minor children. Most people know what a will is and have some understanding what a trust actually is. However, most people do not know how these documents fit into their complete estate plan. We look at wills and trusts as only but a couple of tools to use to set up a complete estate plan.
 

 

How to get started

At Barone Law, we try to simplify the process as much as possible for you.  We realize that you are busy and, let's face it, it is a difficult subject to plan for.  The first step is to contact our office to schedule an appointment.  This can even be done directly online without even picking up the phone (simply select Attorney Consultation-Estate Planning--please note--the fee charged for booking online $110 will be credited to your account if you choose our office to complete your estate plan).  It is helpful to download our Estate Planning Worksheet, fill it out to the best of your ability, and bring it to your appointment.  From there, we recommend the best plan for you and your family after which we send you rough drafts of the documents for your review.  You then would contact our office to ask questions or make any needed changes.  Finally, you schedule your signing appointment.  Viola!  That's all there is to it so why not get started today by contacting our office?

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