Creating a Custom Estate Plan

Every individual is unique and has built a lifetime of assets, debts and relationships. Without a custom estate plan in place, the decisions about the distribution of debts and assets will fall on the courts. In order to maintain control, protect your assets and ensure that your estate is distributed according to your wishes, you should work with an attorney.

The attorneys at Babut Law Offices, PLLC, have more than four decades of combined legal experience. At our firm, our focus is on helping people who need help. This includes developing tailored, custom estate plans for individuals throughout southeastern Michigan.

Contact our lawyers to schedule a free initial consultation. We have offices in Ypsilanti, Taylor, Jackson and Adrian.

Elements of an Estate Plan

There are many types of documents that can make up an estate plan. The documents you use will depend on your situation and your goals. We can help you review your options and determine which documents will help you achieve those goals.

Our lawyers create all types of estate planning documents and tools, including:

  • Wills: A will is the most basic estate planning document. With a will, you can outline how you want your assets to be distributed and you can name your executor. Wills can also be used to create a trust for your assets; these are known as a testamentary trusts.
  • Trusts: There are many types of trusts that can be used to protect your assets. Trusts can be developed that are active during or after your life. There are also custom trusts to hold specific types of assets such as life insurance proceeds.
  • Advance health care directives: Also known as living wills, this document helps you outline your wishes regarding your health care should you become incapacitated.
  • Power of attorney: Similar to a living will, a power of attorney allows you to appoint an individual to make financial decisions on your behalf if you are incapacitated.

Get Advice From a Lawyer

To speak directly with a lawyer about your estate planning needs, contact us by calling 800-671-8068 or 734-485-7000 or by sending an email.