Estate Planning Attorney Grand Rapids Mi
Tailored Plans To Meet Individual Needs
Everyone’s estate planning needs are different. An estate planning attorney should have a definite plan for protecting your estate from probate, taxes, any form of government intrusion, creditors, irresponsible heirs, and a host of other invaders. Clients with small and large estates alike must have a plan that protects them from excessive taxation to include strategies for minimizing tax exposure as much as possible for themselves and their heirs. For some, designating a guardian for a minor child is a priority. For others, future medical treatment is a primary concern. No matter what your specific situation is, you need an experienced estate planning attorney lawyer in Grand Rapids, MI to help you build an effective estate plan to protect your family and your interests.
At the law office of Sean Patrick Cox, Attorney & Counselor at Law, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we create personalized estate plans designed to meet each client’s unique circumstances. With over 21 years of legal experience, attorney Sean Patrick Cox provides attentive service to clients in Michigan and Florida.
What Does Estate Planning Involve?
We provide comprehensive estate planning services in Grand Rapids, MI, including:
- Simple wills and pour-over wills
- Revocable living trusts
- Irrevocable trusts
- Durable life insurance trusts and trusts with specific purposes
- Family cottage succession plans
- Wealth transfer plan, including high net worth transfers
- General durable power of attorney
- Patient advocate designation, also known as durable power of attorney, including living wills and health care directives
- Probate avoidance
Estate planning involves many different factors. To determine what applies to you and what does not, contact our office. We will be happy to develop a plan that will serve your needs.
Why Build an Estate Plan?
Estate planning is essential for a number of reasons. Estate planning:
- Allows the transfer of assets without the expense of probate
- Protects your assets from government intrusion and excessive taxation
- Allows you to provide for future medical treatment should you become unable to communicate your desires
- Keeps your affairs private
Everyone needs a will, particularly if children are involved. However, in most cases you will require more detailed estate planning. To discuss your specific situation and concerns, call our office.
Protecting What's Most Important to You
Talk with a top Grand Rapids estate planning attorney today by calling us at (616) 942-6404. Schedule your free consultation here with one of our attorneys servicing Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and West Michigan.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Estate Planning?
Estate planning is an opportunity to get into place the right documents to protect your family from three invaders. First, you can avoid probate and the costs, headaches, and attorney fees involved with the probate court. Second, you can avoid excessive taxation by creating the right estate plan through the creation of revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts and other estate planning documents. Third, you can protect you life savings from being lost to the extremely high and growing costs of long term care, just by getting the right estate planning documents in place and implementing a proactive strategy.
2. What Does an Estate Planning Attorney in Grand Rapids MI Do?
An Estate Planning attorney will assist their clients in devising a collection of documents that will help them avoid probate altogether, avoid excessive taxation, and protect their assets from the rising costs of nursing home care and/or assisted living care. An Estate Planning attorney ensures their clients that they have a full proof plan to ensure that all of the clients assets are protected during their lifetime and that the clients full and complete wishes are carried out precisely after death.
3. How to Find an Grand Rapids Estate Planning Attorney & Why You Need One?
You need an estate planning attorney to guide you through the ever changing probate rules, the court rules, and even the internal revenue code, to ensure you that you do not have to be entangled in a probate court during your life and that your family members do not have to go through the stress and cost of probate after you death. As equally important, you need an estate planning attorney to ensure that you do not lose your assets to excessive taxation, or the devastating costs of a nursing home or long term care.