A Last Will & Testament (Will) is one of the most misunderstood legal documents. Many people are under the mistaken belief that a properly written Will avoids the need for Probate Court. Unfortunately, the opposite is true; a Will must go through the Probate Court process to be administered. Anyone above the age of 18 should consider crafting a formal Estate plan, and the most basic tool of your Estate plan is a Will. However, in most circumstances, there are other planning options that can be used to meet your goals and also avoid the need to go through the Probate Court. Those with blended families, parents of small children, those who have specific preferences regarding end-of-life treatment, and anyone with an Estate containing valuable assets should look to alternative planning, such as a Revocable Trust based plan.
Our experienced Michigan Estate Planning Attorneys can assist you with creating a Will so that your wishes are carried out at the time of your death. Contact us for more help with crafting your Will.
What Is a Will?
A Will is a legal document that tells a person’s family or heirs and the Courts how to distribute his or her money and property. A Will is the most basic Estate planning tool, and a current and valid Will is one way to make sure your property is distributed according to your wishes.
Whether you are ready to prepare your first Will or an existing Estate plan needs updating, a Michigan Estate Planning Attorney from Mall Malisow & Cooney, P.C. can help you tailor a plan to your needs.
A Respected Michigan Estate Planning Law Firm
The Estate Planning Law Firm of Mall Malisow & Cooney, P.C. maintains a significant presence in reputable listings such as Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America. Moreover, our law firm is comprised of two Attorneys who are nationally Certified Elder Law Attorneys (CELA), certified by the National Elder Law Foundation.
When you need a Will prepared or amended, our Michigan Probate Lawyers can work alongside you to ensure your final wishes will be carried out with care and dignity. Our desire is to help you prepare for the future of your family and loved ones, providing you and them stability and peace of mind in the event of your death.