Many people ask us, what is estate planning? Estate planning is crucial in securing your assets and ensuring your wishes are fulfilled after your passing. At Podolsky and Wickham, PLLC, we understand that estate planning can be complex and overwhelming. That's why our experienced estate planning attorneys are dedicated to providing comprehensive legal counsel and representation to our clients in Battle Creek, MI, and the surrounding areas. Our estate planning law firm is committed to helping clients draft estate plans that meet their needs and protect them from unnecessary taxation. Let us help you plan for your legacy and ensure your loved ones are cared for with our expert estate planning services.
Our attorneys work closely with clients to develop personalized plans that consider their unique circumstances and goals for the future. We provide guidance on a range of estate planning tools, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and more. In addition to planning for the transfer of assets after death, we also assist clients in planning for incapacity and healthcare decision-making. Our team stays up-to-date with the latest developments in estate planning law and utilizes cutting-edge strategies to help clients preserve and protect their wealth. Clients can rely on us to be there for them every step of the way, from the initial consultation to the implementation their plan.
If a client's estate ends up in probate court, our team at Podolsky and Wickham, PLLC, will persist in advocating for their wishes until the estate is distributed according to their instructions. We assist in administering the estates of deceased individuals, making distributions to beneficiaries, and closing accounts. We also handle probate disputes, including Will contests and claims against estates made by third parties or family members that conflict with the client's wishes. Additionally, we represent clients in Guardianship and Conservatorship matters.
Our law firm recognizes that aging is an inevitable part of life, and it is crucial for our clients to contemplate their healthcare and living preferences as they grow older. We advise our clients to plan ahead and document their preferences in a legal document that will safeguard their wishes in the event of incapacitation or illness where they cannot communicate their desires. We offer various legal services to help clients preserve their health benefits and create trusts and powers of attorney for healthcare and estate planning purposes. Our experienced team can help you with the following:
● Set up Discretionary Trusts to protect government benefits for disabled or elderly individuals.
● Develop Durable Powers of Attorney and Living Trusts that avoid the probate court after passing away.
● Create Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care that allows a trusted person to address medical concerns and follow your wishes if you can't do it yourself.
● Protect health benefits through Medicaid planning.
At Podolsky and Wickham, PLLC, we recognize the importance of estate planning legal services and the peace of mind they can bring. Our estate planning attorneys are dedicated to providing our clients with personalized and effective legal counsel to ensure their assets are protected and their wishes are carried out. We strive to make the estate planning process as easy and stress-free as possible for our clients. Whether you need to draft a will, establish a trust, or plan for business succession, our team is here to help. Contact us to schedule a consultation and learn how we can assist you in securing your future and protecting your assets. Don't wait until it's too late; let us help you plan for your legacy today.
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