Civil Litigation

CIVIL LITIGATION

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Probate Proceedings & Litigation

We understand the importance of a thoughtful, sound estate plan, and we have helped many individuals and families living in Northern Michigan with estate matters. With an appropriate estate plan you can insure that your property is distributed at the time of your death in accordance with your wishes. An orderly transfer helps ease the burden on your family at an already difficult time, and your estate can pass as you wished. In addition, an estate planning practitioner can help you to achieve your retirement goals. Lastly you have the opportunity to direct your health care providers ahead of time about end-of-life decisions, and to have your assets and financial affairs properly taken care of.

We draft and review various documents:

  • Wills
  • Revocable living trusts
  • Codicils and amendments to trusts, as needed
  • Powers of attorney
  • Advance medical directives, living wills and health care proxies

We also handle a variety of legal matters:

  • Guardianship
  • Conservatorship
  • Estate administration
  • Probate
  • Estate disputes and probate litigation
  • Neglect and abuse matters, and parental rights termination proceedings

Our office prides itself on good working relationships with clients. We listen. We communicate clearly and regularly. We provide counsel based on years of experience in estate matters. These are key qualities to look for in an estate or probate lawyer.