Estate Planning Keeps You In Control
Protecting your assets and legacy are essential aspects of growing older. Every adult over the age of 18 years old should have some form of estate planning established to ensure their wishes are followed by family members in the event of incapacitation or death. Most young adults are not aware of this fact. Whether you are heading off to college or to serve in the armed forces, a durable financial power of attorney and advance health care directive allows you to choose an agent to handle matters on your behalf if you cannot speak for yourself.
At Zadvinskis Law, we can help you understand how create an estate plan for every stage of your life. This can be accomplished through the use of a number of estate planning tools.
Handling The Preparation Of Wills, Trusts And Advance Health Care Directives
Get the help you need to protect what you have worked so hard to obtain throughout your lifetime. Our attorneys at Zadvinskis Law, draw from more than three decades of legal experience when handling estate planning for clients with all types and sizes of estates. Estate planning is not just for the wealthy; everyone can benefit from estate planning.
Our lawyers will meet with you to discuss your goals and determine the best types of estate planning tools to implement in order to meet those goals.
Put Experience And Insight In Your Corner
Our founding attorney was born and bred in western Michigan. Attorney John V. Zadvinskis has a unique insight into the challenges, values and needs of area residents. Drawing from his extensive knowledge of Michigan laws and his experience in handling challenging tax cases, probate and estate planning, he guides how our firm tailors our estate planning services to create a plan designed specifically for you.
Together with attorney Danielle Sample, attorney Zadvinskis offers the following types of estate planning tools:
- Wills: A last will and testament is a document that details how you wish your assets to be distributed and legacy to be preserved upon your death. Without a will, your estate will be handled by the probate courts and distributed according to state law. If you have minor children, a guardian can be named in your will.
- Trusts: A trust is a type of estate planning tool that is a place for assets to be deposited in order to be held for future use for your named beneficiaries of your estate. There are different types of trusts designed to accomplish various goals: inter vivos trusts (living trusts), charitable trusts, special needs trusts, irrevocable trusts (not modifiable) or revocable (changeable during your lifetime), among many others.
- Advance health care directives: To ensure you get the medical care that you want and need in the event you cannot communicate, an advance health care directive should be created. This document can be as general or as detailed as you want and includes information on how you wish to be cared should you be unable to make decisions on your own.
- Tax planning: Since attorney Zadvinskis has a wealth of knowledge in the area of tax law, he is able to provide comprehensive tax planning services that allow clients to fully understand the taxes that apply to estates and how they may be structured in order to minimize or eliminate taxes.
Do not put off estate planning. Speak to our attorneys to learn more about safeguarding your family from having to make difficult decisions on your behalf.
We Can Help You Get Started Today
For a free 30-minute consultation regarding your estate planning questions or concerns, contact us online or call our office in Grand Rapids, Michigan, at 616-818-7541 (toll-free at 888-354-9814).