Comprehensive, Compassionate Estate Planning Attorneys Serving Ann Arbor and Southeast Michigan

Comprehensive, Compassionate Estate Planning Attorneys Serving Ann Arbor and Southeast Michigan

It is never too early to start planning for the future. When it comes to estate planning, planning for the future can save your family a lot of confusion, argument, and ambiguity later.

At Faupel Law, we are here to help you with all of your estate planning and probate needs. Throughout Michigan, people seek out our attorneys because of our comprehensive yet compassionate approach to our clients and their concerns. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our Ann Arbor office to discuss your needs.

Estate Plans: Planning Ahead Can Help Your Family

Our estate planning attorneys can help you with any type of document you need, including:

We believe in carefully listening to our clients to understand what their needs, intentions, and goals are. We draft documents that address these concerns so that our clients’ wishes are honored, and their families will easily be able to follow them later on. We work with individuals and families, including same-sex couples. Estate planning is particularly important for same-sex couples because it allows them to distribute assets to non-relatives.

Guardianships and Conservatorships

You can suggest a guardian for your children in your will. While a judge may override your choice of guardian if the person is no longer able to handle the responsibility, the court may comply with your wishes. We can also help you set up conservatorships for adults who are developmentally disabled or otherwise unable to make decisions and care for themselves.

The Michigan Probate Process

When an estate goes into probate, assets are gathered and the estate is divided according to the will or according to Michigan law if there is no will. Once a will is in probate, it may be contested. Depending on the complexity of the estate, probate can be expensive and time-consuming. Of course prior estate planning helps to avoid problems in probate by simplifying the process.

When a loved one passes away, and you need help probating their estate, we will be right by your side to help you with every step of the estate administration process. From helping you locate the beneficiaries to dealing with creditors and tax issues, we are experienced at handling every part of the probate process. If a conflict does arise, we will represent you in any probate proceeding, whether it is settled by attempting mediation or through probate litigation.

How We Can Assist You

It is a good idea to work with an experienced lawyer who understands the probate laws in Michigan. Faupel Law will explain your options for estate planning. We will draft wills, trusts and other documents depending on your particular needs and goals. We also assist with all parts of the probate process, including estate contests, litigation, and administration. 

To get started, please call our Ann Arbor office at 734-677-0776 or or contact Faupel Law online or via e-mail.

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