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Your Family And Assets Are Worth Protecting

You take steps every day to protect your family, but have you planned for their future after you are gone? This is an important task that many people overlook.

At Standard & Berry, PLLC, in Grand Rapids, our estate planning attorneys can help you decide what estate planning instruments will meet your needs and protect your family and assets. There’s no need to worry about the future; we will assist you with a new or revised estate plan tailored to your family. Contact us today to learn more.

The Basic Components Of An Estate Plan

Wills: A key piece of an estate plan is a will. You can pass on assets, name guardians for minor children and more.

Trusts: There are many types of trusts to choose from. Our will and trusts attorneys will help you decide if you need a trust for your estate plan.

Powers of attorney: You can give your power of attorney to a trusted friend or family member to make decisions for you if you cannot make them yourself.

Health care directives/advance directives: Make your wishes known about end-of-life care.

Guardianship/conservatorship: Guardians care for a person’s health when they cannot do it themselves. Conservators handle a person’s property and financial matters if they are unable.

When Do You Need An Estate Plan?

If you are an adult, you should have at least a basic estate plan outlining your final wishes and the distribution of your assets, even if they are modest. Have you experienced a major life event such as a marriage, divorce, a new child or a death in the family? It is critical to have an estate plan if you answered “yes” to any of those situations.

How We Can Help

Whether you need a new estate plan or you need to revise an existing one, you can rely on the Michigan estate planning lawyers at Standard & Berry, PLLC. We will listen to your concerns and create the plan you need. Call 616-622-3064 today or contact us online to get started.

We are willing to travel to meet clients as needed, for example, at the hospital or in a nursing home.