Kalamazoo Estate Planning Attorney Provides Comprehensive Services
Working to protect you and your family
Estate planning is a means of ensuring that all your wealth, property and assets are passed on to your family and loved ones, not spent paying taxes. I listen to your goals and help you create an individualized estate plan to accomplish those goals. The legal team at McIntyre Law Office, PC helps you protect your family and your finances today.
What is an estate plan?
A comprehensive estate plan allows you to protect your family after you die and provide protections for you while you are alive. Each estate plan is unique because it is created to meet the needs and goals of the individual. Some of the documents we can assist you with include:
- Wills. A will sets forth how much of your estate each of your loved ones receives after you die. A will typically must go through the probate process, which can be time-consuming and expensive. However, a will is better than having no estate plan and leaving the decisions up to the government.
- Trusts. It is important to discuss what type of trust is best for your family with a qualified attorney because there are several different types of trusts available. A trust provides flexibility. It holds assets for your benefit and the benefit of your loved ones. A trust can be revocable or irrevocable, and it can be in effect while you are living. There are numerous significant benefits to having a trust.
- Power of attorney and advance healthcare directives. A power of attorney and advance healthcare directive provide protection in the event you have a serious medical condition and are unable to state your medical preferences. These documents allow another person to make decisions, medical or financial, on your behalf while you are incapacitated.
Whether you need wills and trusts, assistance with estate administration or help establishing guardianships or conservatorships, it is my goal to assist you with every aspect of estate planning. It is a complex field of practice, but I am here for you every step of the way.
Who needs an estate plan?
Regardless of the amount of assets you own, adults should make formal plans for their property and assets. It is important to protect yourself now and your family in the future. If you already have an estate plans in place, it is a good idea to review them to confirm they meet your best interests. Life circumstances can change, and when they do, your estate plan should also. Common examples of events that warrant updating your estate plan include a new birth in the family, the death of a loved one, divorce or marriage. Let me review your individual circumstances and help you determine what type of estate plan you need. If you have a special needs child, I will walk you through additional plans to provide for long-term needs.
Contact a Kalamazoo estate planning attorney who diligently works to protect you
If you need an estate plan, contact McIntyre Law Office, PC to schedule an initial consultation. Call 269-459-1400 or visit the firm’s website. I am ready to help and answer your questions in a timely and professional manner.