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Protecting an estate takes time and a keen eye for detail, but when it comes time to protect your loved one’s legacy in probate court, you need experience. At Willis Law, we believe in service-oriented legal counsel that puts our clients at the forefront. Our diverse team of legal professionals has a wealth of knowledge and experience to bring to your case. We work with you to assess your situation and build a sound strategy on your behalf.

Call our Grand Rapids probate attorneys at (888) 461-7744 and schedule your free initial consultation.

What Is Probate?

It is heartbreaking to lose a loved one, and the legal complexities related to the estate can make matters worse. In some cases, dividing assets according to the will is not enough. When this happens, the family may need to go through the probate process to ensure that the estate is handled correctly.

Probate refers to the court and court proceedings that often take place after a loved one dies. The probate process is necessary only when the deceased owned assets in their name alone. Joint tenancy, communal property, and assets designated for beneficiaries are likely to go through probate.

The court will oversee the division of the estate and the distribution of property to beneficiaries according to the deceased’s will. Some cases may require different procedures for highly valued assets or property under an affidavit.

Probate is a complicated process, so it is critical to have the guidance of a licensed attorney on your side.

Estate Planning, Probate Disputes, and More

Probate is often complicated and expensive, but it does not have to be. You can begin to protect your assets now by drafting an estate that explicitly dictates how your assets will be managed after death.

Estate plans include more than just your will. You must protect your legacy to ensure that your family will be taken care of after your death. Estate plans can provide peace of mind in addition to financial security.

Our attorneys can help with the following estate planning and probate cases:

  • Small estates
  • Formal vs. informal probate
  • Estate administration
  • Supervised probate
  • Creditor claims
  • Trust administration
  • And more

Whether you need to draft a will from scratch or build a comprehensive estate plan, our firm is here to help. We have extensive experience with cases of all shapes and sizes, and we understand the emotional and financial toll of planning for the future. That is why we offer a free initial consultation so you can get a clear picture of what you need from your estate plan.

It is also important to understand that sometimes, issues come up during the probate process. A family member may dispute their share of the estate or question your right to power of attorney. Probate disputes can quickly become emotionally charged, so it is best to have an impartial advisor present to help you reach an agreeable resolution.

Comprehensive Consultations

At Willis Law, we genuinely care about our client’s cases, and we work tirelessly to provide the counsel they need during this emotional time. Our full-service law firm is built on nearly a century of combined legal experience from attorneys, counsels, and former judges.

We have a comprehensive understanding of the law as it applies to your case, so you can trust that our guidance is trustworthy. We model our firm after the Christian model of service, which motivates us to provide the highest quality legal services to Grand Rapids and the surrounding areas.

Contact our Grand Rapids probate attorneys today.

Hear It From Our Clients 

The Opinions That Matter 
  • “I experienced great personal attention from Willis Law. Everyone was above competent. I don’t doubt the quality of legal counsel I received!”

    - Thomas F.
  • “It was recommended that Willis Law assume my legal affairs by my retiring attorney and I’m very satisfied.”

    - Anonymous
  • “All things went smoothly and as expected. Very pleased with the resulting estate plan.”

    - Anonymous
  • “I don’t know how Mariko could be better. She totally exceeded my expectations. If anyone I hear is in need of legal services, Willis will be the first words out of my mouth!”

    - James S.
  • “Mariko was very professional, but it was also obvious she cared about what we were doing and made sure our experience was a good and productive one. Thank you!!”

    - Tim F.
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  • EMPATHY & DEPENDABILITY

    We are considerate to exemplify good work ethics. Our lawyers strive to actively participate and engage in your feelings or ideas.

  • INTEGRITY, HONESTY, & ACCOUNTABILITY

    Willis Law adheres to a code of moral and ethical standards, is truthful in all things, and takes responsibility for our actions.

  • SERVICE TO OTHERS

    We demonstrate compassion and consideration for others, putting your needs or desires ahead of our own to treat you the way you appreciate being treated.

  • ROOTS FROM A JUDGE

    Sons of a former chief judge, Frank Willis.

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