Estate Planning and Probate
George T. Perrett
Related Areas: Wills, Estate, Trusts
Estate planning is best and most simply summarized as the process to legally determine how your assets will be distributed and your debts will be paid after your death. Certainly, there are many other aspects to estate planning which one must consider, from tax planning to desires for or against probate court involvement and payment of your various creditors.
Michigan's Estates and Protected Individuals Code prescribes certain legal parameters to the handling of estate matters both in and out of Michigan courts. But while much of the instruction you will need is spelled out in the code, the rules can often be tricky to decipher. It is usually very helpful to seek the assistance of a lawyer who already understands this code and can explain it in a way that is easy to understand. Our staff of attorneys is will and prepared to assist both those looking to prepare and plan and those who are trying to navigate the system after a loved one has passed away.