Planning for the future is a vital part of anyone’s life, no matter
how old you are. Aside from shielding your assets and property from the
probate process, an estate plan is essential because it protects your
personal choices in a medical emergency and ensures that your end-of-life
choices are safeguarded. It’s never too early to develop a solid
estate plan that protects your best interests, your assets, and your beneficiaries.
However, it’s not unusual for a loved one to pass away without an
estate plan in place. In this circumstance, it’s imperative that
you contact a legal team that is experienced in estate administration.
At Willis Law, our estate planning attorneys in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids,
and Paw Paw can help you effectively navigate the probate process.
probate, estate, and trust administration services include the following:
Estate Administration: We can guide you through this complex process and protect your rightful
inheritance from the state.
Deal with Creditor Claims: The personal representative of an estate is responsible for notifying
creditors when a testator passes away. We can help you publish a public
notice so that all known and unknown creditors can make their claims for
Foreign PR – Ancillary Estate Administration: Rely on our legal team to help you file for ancillary estate administrations
in jurisdictions where out-of-state property exists.
Formal Probate vs. Informal Probate: Our estate planning lawyers can help you determine whether formal or
informal probate proceedings will best serve your loved one’s estate.
Notice Requirements Under Trust Administration: A trustee is obligated to make certain notifications upon the grantor’s
death. We can review your loved one’s estate plan and determine
which parties have an interest in the trust.
Small Estate Under Michigan Law: If your loved one’s estate is valued under $22,000, you may be
able to avoid the probate process and save money on legal fees.
Supervised Probate: Our estate planning team can help you decide if supervised or unsupervised
probate administration is right for you.
Taxes in Administration: When your loved one passes away, their estate requires a separate Employer
Identification Number that can be used to file the decedent’s final
Trust Administration: Establish revocable or irrevocable trusts with our estate planning attorneys.
We can also help you divide trusts when a grantor dies.
In addition, Willis Law’s
probate, estate, and trust litigation services include:
Probate Litigation: Legal disputes over assets often arise when a family member passes away.
Our experienced legal representatives can protect your rights.
Trust Litigation: Our experienced lawyers can represent your interests both in and out
of court to help you resolve any estate litigation matters.
Will Contests & Lawsuits: If you’re interested in contesting a will, we can review your case
and determine if you can bring your claim to court.
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At Willis Law, we understand that facing any legal issue regarding the
death of a loved one can be a very difficult and emotionally challenging
experience. Whether you’re interested in developing your own estate
plan or need guidance through the probate process, our legal team can help.
Call Willis Law today at (888) 461-7744 or
contact our firm online to learn more. We offer free initial consultations to help you get started.