As an experienced law firm for wills and trusts, Sean J Nichols, PLLC has helped many families across Michigan plan a comfortable future. This includes helping families set up wills, and with other legal matters such as probate, contesting wills, and more. All in all, wills are vital tools in ensuring loved ones are cared for after you inevitably reach the end of your life; thus, it’s important these documents are properly drafted and maintained.
You can read more about the various types of wills our law firm can assist you with below. If you or a loved one need help setting up a will or have other legal needs involving estate planning call our offices today.
Last Will and Testament
One of the most valuable gifts we can leave our loved ones after we have passed is peace of mind. In estate planning one of the tools that is often used is a will. A will goes through probate; the term probate means “proving the will”. Having a will in place assures that your estate is distributed as you wanted.
Without a will in place, the State of Michigan has a set of laws that take a best guess about you will receive your estate. Moreover, wills are not considered valid unless they’re set up, witnessed, and executed under a specific set of requirements in accordance with State law. You can see an example of a Michigan Last Will and Testament here.
Wills nominate personal representatives. Then, the personal representative of your choosing will guide your will through probate court. Most often, this personal representative will make decisions surrounding your funeral arrangements. Wills are a basic yet key part in a well drafted estate plan; a starting point to ensure your estate is distributed as you desire. As an experienced attorney for wills, trusts, and estate planning, Sean Nichols will help ensure this document is properly prepared.