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Safeguard Your Legacy With An Estate Planning Attorney

When you die, what happens to your assets? If you think your estate automatically goes to your family and friends just as you would’ve wanted, think again.

Unless you have an estate plan in place, the state will distribute your assets according to Michigan law. This might sound reassuring, but the state’s approach to allocating your assets might not align with your wishes.

Alternatively, if a loved one passes away, their estate could go through the probate process. This process can be confusing, whether or not your loved one has prepared a will.

No matter your estate issue, our legal team at Dunn, Schouten & Snoap, P.C., is ready to help. We’ve been serving clients in Western Michigan for over 40 years and have the experience to provide sound legal advice on your estate planning or probate needs.

A Comprehensive Take On Estate Planning

At Dunn, Schouten & Snoap, P.C., we understand that ensuring your loved ones are provided for and your wishes are carried out is among your highest priorities. Our estate planning attorneys take a comprehensive approach to preserve your assets and facilitate the seamless transfer of your estate according to your desires.

By helping you draft wills, powers of attorney and other legal instruments, we can help you:

  • Minimize estate taxes and costs
  • Protect your assets from creditors and lawsuits
  • Provide for children or dependents with special needs
  • Appoint guardians for minor children
  • Avoid the public probate process
  • Gift to charities aligned with your values

If you need a wills and estate lawyer to help you cover your bases and ensure your loved ones and other beneficiaries receive their due, call our firm today. Let us guide you through the process, ensure your plan accounts for all eventualities and secure your legacy.

Navigate The Probate Process With Confidence

Having an experienced probate attorney on your side during the complex estate administration process can be reassuring. We’re knowledgeable in all aspects of probate, including:

  • Authenticating the will
  • Identifying and protecting estate assets
  • Notifying creditors and paying outstanding debts
  • Preparing inheritance tax returns
  • Distributing assets to heirs according to the will
  • Representing executors/administrators in probate court

With our experienced lawyers on your side, we’ll work efficiently to settle the estate while minimizing conflicts. If there are any disputes, we’re also prepared to protect your rights.

Call Upon An Experienced Estate Administration Lawyer

Whether you need a guide for the probate process or a living trust attorney, our team is ready to provide you with support. Call us at 616-538-6380 or contact us via email. We serve all clients in Western Michigan from our Wyoming location.