Handling the Preparation of Wills, Trusts and Advance Health Care Directives
Protecting your assets and legacy are essential aspects of growing older. This can be accomplished through the use of a number of estate planning tools.
Get the help you need protecting what you have worked so hard to obtain throughout your lifetime. At the law and tax office of John Zadvinskis, we use more than 25 years 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 firm 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.
An Experienced and Insightful Lawyer on Your Side
Born and bred in Western Michigan, Attorney John Zadvinskis has a unique insight into the challenges, values and needs of the local area residents. Using his extensive knowledge of Michigan laws his 25+ years experience in handling challenging tax cases, probate and estate planning, he guides how our firm tailors estate planning designed specifically for you.
We utilize the following types of estate planning tools, among many others:
- 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.