A well-crafted estate plan protects your assets, allowing you to decide how your affairs are handled. However, confronting the idea of your mortality on top of the emotional impact can be unsettling and difficult. As a result, it isn’t hard to understand why estate planning is a task many people tend to put off until it’s too late.

Don’t let sudden incapacity or death take away your ability to make your wishes known; ensure they’ll be followed. A comprehensive estate plan speaks for you when you can’t and provides much-needed peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

At Genesis Legal Group of Michigan, our dedicated estate planning and elder law attorneys take the time to get to know you, your concerns, and your goals.  As a result, we can create an estate plan that’s tailored to your unique needs.

Estate Planning Attorneys Near You

Wondering if you really need an estate plan? The answer to that question is a resounding yes! When it comes to estate planning in Oakland County, our law firm provides meaningful counsel on charitable giving and corporate planning. The estate planning attorneys at the Oakland County Genesis Legal Group of Michigan know how to address unique issues such as management, ownership transition, and asset distribution for business owners after they pass on.

Our estate planning lawyers are also experienced and knowledgeable in IRA/retirement plans, charitable planning, special needs plans, international estate plans, and more. We can help guide you through the process of establishing private family foundations, implementing tax-advantaged trusts, and taking a philanthropic charitable role for public charity distributions.

Everyone should have some type of estate planning in place, regardless of their age, health, or wealth. If you have bank accounts, life insurance, 401Ks, cars, homes, children, or even pets, you can benefit from our estate planning legal services.

Our experienced estate planning attorneys can help you plan for end-of-life care. Avoid the lengthy, emotionally draining and expensive probate process, and protect the property you’ve left to your loved ones. We’re committed to helping you maximize the benefits your assets provide during your lifetime while preserving them for your beneficiaries.

What You Should Know About Dying Without a Will in Michigan

Life is as unpredictable as it is beautiful. Yet, nobody can guarantee a tomorrow. Though making end-of-life or estate planning decisions can be disconcerting, failing to do so can have devastating consequences.

Dying without a Will—also known as dying intestate—subjects your estate to the dreaded probate process. According to Michigan State laws, this means that the court controls decisions regarding your assets. So, this process wastes valuable time and money and can even create conflict among your loved ones. Families should not be subject to fighting for a loved one’s personal assets.

We Handle All Types of Estate Planning

The attorneys at the Genesis Legal Group of Michigan have many years of experience in vast areas of estate planning including the creation of wills, medical powers of attorney, revocable living trusts, and financial matters power of attorney. Our estate planning lawyers develop sound estate plans for those with high net worth. We also address issues surrounding family and business matters.

The firm’s estate planning attorneys handle commonplace and more complex matters.

Updates to Existing Estate Plans

Have your circumstances, relationships, or wishes changed? Life events and changes can leave you with an estate plan that’s unsatisfactory, outdated, or no longer applicable. Fortunately, these plans aren’t etched in stone. Our attorneys can check your existing estate plan and work with you to make updates that reflect any necessary or desired changes. We can also review your estate plan annually (or at least every two to three years) to ensure that it still reflects your wishes.

Handling Estate and Elder Law Matters With Compassion and Discretion

Whatever the challenge, our legal team is here to help you meet it. We’ll address your matter with sensitivity and understanding. We’ll treat you with the respect and dignity you deserve. We will take the time to educate you on your options so that together, we can design the best plan for you!

We handle a wide range of estate planning and elder law matters. Let us assist you with:

  • Last will and testament
  • Revocable living trusts
  • Probate
  • Power of Attorney
  • Asset protection
  • Medicaid planning
  • Charitable giving
  • Disabilities & special needs
  • Tax planning
  • Guardianships
  • Health care directives
  • Long-term care planning
  • And more.

Experienced Probate Litigation Attorney in Oakland County

When developing an estate plan, our Oakland County probate lawyers consider all circumstances. Our litigation probate attorney can assist you with reducing estate taxes, gift taxes, generation-skipping transfer taxes, and income taxes.

Over the years, our team of probate attorneys has drafted life insurance trusts, revocable living trusts, dynasty, and generation-skipping trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, charitable lead trusts, charitable remainder trusts, intentionally defective income trusts, and applied estate transfer tax plans.

Our estate planning law firm has also crafted family limited liability companies, family limited partnerships, and private family foundations.

Our Michigan Estate Planning Attorneys Are Dedicated to Making a Difference

At Genesis Legal Group of Michigan, we work to deftly resolve our client’s legal matters, make a positive and lasting impact on their lives, and empower them with the knowledge and information they need to make the right decisions. Click the blue “Text Us!” button at the bottom right corner of the page or [Contact Us] today to schedule an appointment for a complimentary initial consultation.

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