Dealing with the loss of health or death of a loved one can be difficult enough without having to worry about the distribution of their assets. By putting a comprehensive estate plan in place, you eliminate much of the stress that accompanies the distribution of assets and the decision process. At Sevick Law PLLC, we will construct an estate plan that ensures that your assets are divided according to your wishes and that minimizes the tax burden on your estate.
There are a variety of ways to set up an estate plan. You need a knowledgeable attorney to guide you through the options, including decisions about:
Simple and complex wills
Powers of attorney
Revocable and irrevocable trusts
HIPAA releases and authorizations
Healthcare directives to physicians and families
Implementation of various estate tax and asset protection strategies
Planning for second marriages and non joint children
Planning for special needs children
To help you prepare for your first meeting with us, we have developed a questionnaire. Please fill this out and bring it with you to our first meeting. Upon contacting us to schedule this initial consultation, we will inform you of any additional documents you need to bring so that we may assist you effectively.
What does it mean if an estate plan ends up in probate?
The probate process ensures the orderly distribution of an estate, under the direction of the probate court. While the goal is often to avoid probate, there are situations where the probate process is the best way to make certain that the estate is divided according to the decedent's wishes. At Sevick Law PLLC, we handle all matters related to probate administration, including providing an accounting of assets, obtaining asset valuations (when necessary), and responding to will contests.
Contact Sevick Law PLLC to schedule a free initial consultation with a Michigan estate planning attorney.
** Please note the new office location effective 9/1/2014 from 2002 Hogback to 2045 Hogback **
Sevick Law PLLC 2045 Hogback Road Ann Arbor, MI 48105-9732 Phone: 1.855.SEVICK LAW (855.738.4255)
Sevick Law PLLC, an estate planning and elder law attorney practicing throughout Washtenaw County, Western Wayne County, and Northern Monroe County, including Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, Saline, Milan, Dexter, Chelsea, Manchester, Pittsfield, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Plymouth, Canton, Livonia, and Belleville.