A well-crafted estate plan protects your assets, allowing you to decide how your affairs are handled, both during your lifetime and after. However, confronting the idea of your mortality—not to mention having to make decisions about emotional issues such as incapacity and end-of-life care—can be unsettling and difficult. As a result, it isn't hard to understand why estate planning is a task that many people tend to put off far too long—or even until it's too late.
Don't let sudden incapacity or death take away your ability to make your wishes known and ensure they'll be followed. A comprehensive estate plan speaks for you when you can't speak for yourself and provides much-needed peace of mind for you and your loved ones.
At The Cronin Law Firm, our dedicated estate planning and elder law attorneys take the time to get to know you, your concerns, and your goals, so that we can create an estate plan that's tailored to your unique needs.
Estate Planning Attorneys Serving Michigan
Wondering if you really need an estate plan? The answer to that question is a resounding yes! Everyone should have some type of estate planning in place, regardless of their age, health, or wealth. If you have bank accounts, life insurance, 401Ks, cars, homes, children, or even pets, you have an “estate” and can benefit from our estate planning legal services.
Our experienced estate planning attorneys can help you plan for end-of-life care, state your final wishes in writing, avoid the lengthy, emotionally draining and expensive probate process, and protect the property you've left to your friends and family members. We're committed to helping you maximize the benefits your assets provide during your lifetime while preserving them for your beneficiaries.
Handling Estate Planning and Elder Law Matters With Compassion and Discretion
Whatever the challenge, our legal team is here to help you meet it. We'll address your matter with sensitivity and understanding. We’ll treat you with the respect and dignity you deserve. We will take the time to educate you on your options so that together, we can design the best plan for you!
We handle a wide range of estate planning and elder law matters. Let us assist you with:
- Last will and testament
- Revocable living trusts
- Power of Attorney
- Asset protection
- Medicaid planning
- Charitable giving
- Disabilities & special needs
- Tax planning
- Health care directives
- Long-term care planning
- And more.
Updates to Existing Estate Plans
Have your circumstances, relationships, or wishes changed? Life events and changes can leave you with an estate plan that's unsatisfactory, outdated, or no longer applicable. Fortunately, these plans aren't etched in stone. Our attorneys can evaluate your existing estate plan and work with you to make updates that reflect any necessary or desired changes. We can also review your estate plan annually (or at least every two to three years) to ensure that it still reflects your wishes.
What You Should Know About Dying Without a Will in Michigan
Life is as unpredictable as it is beautiful, and no one is promised a tomorrow. Though making end-of-life or estate planning decisions can be disconcerting, failing to do so can have devastating consequences.
Dying without a Will—also known as dying intestate—subjects your estate to the dreaded probate process. This means that decisions regarding the distribution of the assets in your estate will be made by the court, according to Michigan law, rather than your preferences. The process wastes valuable time and money, and can even create conflict among your loved ones.
Our Michigan Estate Planning Attorneys Are Dedicated to Making a Difference
At The Cronin Law Firm, our estate planning attorneys are committed to making a positive and lasting impact on the lives of those who hire us. We go the extra mile for each and every client. We provide you and your legal matter with the personal care and attention you can't find at larger firms. Click the blue "Send Us A Text Message!" button on this page, complete our contact form, or call us at 248-258-3500 today to schedule an appointment for a consultation to discuss your estate planning needs or to register for our free educational workshop!