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Sorry, but it is inevitable. Everyone pays taxes and everyone dies. Great Lakes Law Firm, PLLC in Grand Blanc focuses on death and taxes, so you do not have to. Retain GLLF, PLLC to provide legal counsel, prepare a will, a power of attorney, or a trust to help you sleep better at night knowing that you are prepared for the inevitable.
Each state, including Michigan, has laws in place that will determine where your property will go if you do not have an estate plan. This is called intestate succession, which applies to anyone who dies without an estate plan (e.g. a will or trust) already in place.
Through state law, probate courts will determine who gets your property when you are gone. This process can be time consuming, costly, and very stressful for those you have left behind. Because this process is handled through the courts, the process is public. And the results may not be what you want.
Generally there are two parts to an estate plan: plans for you while you are alive but cannot make decisions for yourself and plans for after you die. An effect estate plan addresses both.
Powers of attorney allow you to determine, in advance, who can make decisions when you cannot.
Trusts allow you to control your property now and give it away later when you are gone.
Wills also give your property to another after you are gone.
Trusts can be established for many specialized purposes:
The Michigan Supreme Court changed the rules on January 1, 2018, so you do not have to go it alone when you want to represent your self in a Michigan court. And Michigan clients win big through reduced legal fees!
GLLF, PLLC can be engaged for a limited scope. Under a limited-scope retainer agreement, this firm can draft litigation documents (e.g. complaints, answers, and motions) for you to file with a Michigan court when you want to represent yourself. Additionally, this firm can be retained for limited-scope civil litigation to provide you legal counseling prior to taking action or after you have filed an action in court. So this firm can help you in your self-represented civil litigation matter so you do not have to go it alone.
GLLF, PLLC can provide tax counseling to minimize federal gift, federal estate taxes, or federal income taxes. This is very important for small-business owners or those who have property to pass on to others. Get in front of the issue before it becomes your problem.
GLLF, PLLC can only help you if we can get to know each other and determine your legal needs. Drop the firm a line here or by phone.
But contacting GLLF, PLLC now does not mean an attorney-client relationship has been created. So do not provide confidential details just yet. Conflicts checks must be made first. Just provide a general description of your issue. Then we can work out a retainer agreement, if there are no conflicts, and create an attorney-client relationship to protect you.
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