Securing Family Legacies With Strategic Estate Plans
Every individual is unique and has built a lifetime of assets, debts and relationships. Without a custom estate plan in place, decisions about the distribution of debts and assets will fall on the courts. 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 William C Babut PC, have more than five decades of combined legal experience. At our firm, our focus is helping people who need help. This includes developing tailored, personalized estate plans for individuals throughout southeastern Michigan.
Call our skilled lawyers at (734) 485-7000 to schedule a free initial consultation. For your convenience, we have offices in Ypsilanti, Taylor, Jackson and Adrian.
Comprehensive Estate Planning Counsel
Many types of documents 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 implement all types of estate planning documents and tools, including:
- Wills: A last will and testament is the most basic estate planning document. With a will, you can outline how you want your assets to be distributed and name your executor. Wills can also be used to create a trust for your assets; these are known as testamentary trusts.
- Trusts: There are many types of trusts that can be used to protect your assets and your loved ones. Trusts can be developed that are active during or after your life and may include revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, charitable trusts and special-needs trusts. You can also create custom trusts to hold specific types of assets such as life insurance proceeds.
- Advance Health Care Directives: Also known as a living will, 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.
After a loved one passes, our firm can facilitate the complex probate and estate administration process. We ensure that the minute details are thoroughly completed so that you do not have to. We can also help you decide if a lady bird deed is right to protect your property from probate.
Contact us to Secure Your Assets
To discuss your estate planning needs with a qualified attorney, contact us by calling (734) 485-7000 or by sending us an email. We will carefully evaluate your family’s circumstances to recommend and implement wills, trusts and any other estate planning tools that could benefit you.