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St. Clair Shores MI Will and Trust Attorneys

Wills and Trusts Attorneys in St. Clair Shores, Michigan

Most people are familiar with the idea of a Last Will and Testament. A will is a necessary part of any estate plan. For very simple estate planning, it can be your primary, and perhaps only, planning tool. Without a will, the law will decide who gets your property and can even appoint a guardian for your children, if necessary. A will keeps these decisions in your hands.

It is a misconception that trusts are only for the very wealthy. A living trust is just another tool you can use to define how you want your estate and affairs handled after your death. It offers some flexibility, benefits and protections that are not available with wills. For example, a trust can help your heirs minimize, or avoid, probate, which can be a costly, time-consuming process.

At Cherf and Greenup, P.C., in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, we help clients select the most beneficial and cost-effective estate planning tools and then we customize those tools to meet their exact needs. With over 35 years of experience, our attorneys understand how to help you accomplish your goals using a variety of tools including wills, trusts and powers of attorney.

Contact us today to learn more in a free initial consultation.

It Is More Than Filling Out a Form

It can be tempting to consider using the do-it-yourself legal forms that have shown up on the market lately to construct your own will. However, a will is far more than a fill-in-the-blanks form. Those online forms are static templates. You are only answering the questions you are prompted to answer — the exact same questions every user is asked — and you have no reassurance that you have answered them in the correct way.

When you work with us, we ask deep questions that get to the heart of your specific life circumstances. Based on what you tell us, we can offer tailored legal advice and utilize effective tools to address your needs. We help you consider all scenarios, even uncommon ones, so that you have covered all of your bases.

If you have questions, we have answers. Speak to one of our lawyers today about your estate planning questions and get the direction you need. Contact us online or call us at 586-774-2222.