Grand Rapids Estate Planning and Probate Attorney
No one wants to think about the end of their life, but planning for it is a necessary and important step to protect your family and offer you peace of mind. If you’re looking for an estate planning or probate attorney in Grand Rapids or West Michigan, the lawyers at Rodenhouse Law Group can share their expertise and give you confidence that your family will be taken care of.
Ready to discuss your situation with an estate planning or probate attorney? Be sure to fill out our Estate Plan Questionnaire below before scheduling a consultation.
What is Estate Planning?
Estate Planning is something that everyone needs to think about at some point in their lives. The sooner you have a plan in place the better. You need to spell out your wishes when it comes to your property and your assets. You need to think about who would be the guardian of any minor children and who would have the power to control your finances. These are legal issues that might be necessary were you to pass away or be unable to make decisions for yourself.
Types of Estate Planning Documents
Every individual and family should have at least four essential estate planning documents, including:
- A Will or Trust, including a Last Will and Testament, Inter-testamentary Trust, Revocable Living Trust or Irrevocable Trust
- Durable, Financial or Legal Power of Attorney
- Medical or Healthcare Power of Attorney
- A Living Will or Advanced Healthcare Directive
Wills, Trusts and Living Wills
Our estate planning law team at Rodenhouse Law Group can help you understand the differences between setting up a will and a trust. We can help you decide and establish what will work best for you and your loved ones. In addition, our estate planning attorneys can draft the necessary legal documents, that make sure you can choose who would control your finances and medical care were you unable to. In addition, a living will or advanced directive gives you the opportunity to share your wishes when it comes to medical procedures and end-of-life care.
All of these documents can protect and guide your family through a difficult time and save them the legal hassle of probate and costly legal fees. Having these essential estate planning documents in place can give you the knowledge that your family is taken care of.
Our probate attorneys are skilled at helping people sort out the estate of someone who has passed or is unable to make legal or medical decisions for themselves. Our compassionate probate and estate planning attorneys can help you diffuse the family conflicts that often come with probate issues. Working diligently to find a fair and positive outcome for you and your family members. If a family member dies without a will or with an invalid will, our probate lawyers can guide you through the probate process with skill and compassionate consideration for the emotional nature of the circumstances.
When it comes to planning your estate, you can trust the knowledgeable attorneys at Rodenhouse Law Group to offer you skilled, professional service that will give you peace of mind you deserve when it comes to your family.
Whether you’re looking to create a will or a trust, draft power of attorney, or plan for your end-of-life care, choose the estate planning lawyers at Rodenhouse Law Group to make sure you and your family are taken care of.
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