When you decide you need a will or trust to legally designate what happens to your assets and minor children after you pass away, you have a few options for creating the documents you need. Two of the most popular ways are to use an online software program and to consult an estate planning … Read more about Why Should I Go to a Lawyer When I Can Make My Will Online?
Managing your estate might be the last thing on your mind as you prepare for a long-awaited family vacation. Unfortunately, not thinking about disasters doesn’t keep them from happening. If the worst happens, it’s important to not only have an estate plan but to have one that reflects your … Read more about Before You Head Out on Vacation, Review Your Estate Plan
Most people don’t know much about probate — just enough to know they want to avoid it. However, whether you have to guide a loved one’s estate through probate court or you’re planning your own estate to avoid probate, it helps to know what probate is all about and why it can frustrate people so … Read more about Here’s How Probate Works in Michigan
A poorly-drafted will or trust can lead to unnecessary expenses, lengthy court hearings, and family discord. Fortunately, if you ask yourself a few key questions before you begin the process of planning your estate, you can use your answers to guide many of your most important decisions and minimize … Read more about 5 Estate Planning Questions for Grand Rapids Families
When most people hear the words “estate planning,” they have an instinctual reaction: “I don’t have to worry about that. That’s something older, richer people do.” Part of this might come from the name itself. The word “estate” makes people imagine a big gleaming mansion with a wrought-iron gate, … Read more about Michigan Estate Planning Basics: Everything You Need to Know
Thanks to terms like “trust fund baby,” most people think that trusts are just for rich people who have piles of cash to give away to their children. In fact, though, a living trust is a versatile and helpful estate planning tool that lots of people can benefit from. So what is a living trust? … Read more about Is a Living Trust Better Than a Will?