Kalniz, Iorio & Reardon's Michigan Probate Court practice includes counseling clients and drafting basic wills, powers of attorney and related estate-planning documents, and the administration of probate estates, guardianships, name changes and adoptions.
Regarding wills we advise clients in regard to why it is important to have a will, what happens to real estate and personal property if the client dies without a will, and other consequences of not having a will in Michigan. We also advise regarding the special issues related to providing for minor children and adult family members with long term care requirements or other special needs.
When preparing a will, many clients also choose to prepare a health care power of attorney and a living will, to insure that their wishes are carried out in regard to medical treatment and end-of-life decisions. A durable power of attorney allows the client to designate a person to transact the client's personal and business activities. We assist and advise clients in regard to these important documents and directives.
Our attorneys will also advise clients in regard to trusts. A trust is a legal structure which provides for funds or property to be held a party for the benefit or care of another party. Depending upon a client's needs and circumstances, a trust may or may not be advisable. Our attorneys can assist with this evaluation process.
Contact our Grand Rapids attorneys to speak with us about how we can serve you in a Michigan probate or estate planning matter.