Estate Planning and Administration
You Can't Afford to Postpone Estate Planning
Our Attorneys Also Assist With Estate Administration and Estate Litigation
If you have loved ones in your life and you have been fortunate enough to accumulate any amount of assets, it is critical to create a comprehensive estate plan. It's really that simple. Yet there is nothing simple about putting the proper estate plan in place, particularly if you own a business, farm or any other substantial assets.
Divorce, adoption and other family law matters often trigger estate planning needs. Our comprehensive knowledge of Michigan law in both practice areas allows us to serve as a one-stop provider of legal services.
For more than 40 years, the attorneys at Hults, Helder & Lewis, PLLC, have helped individuals throughout the Big Rapids/Mount Pleasant community protect their assets and provide for loved ones using a wide array of estate planning tools. We assist clients in all areas of estate planning and estate administration, including:
- Making your wishes clear regarding how your assets should be distributed to beneficiaries using wills
- Minimizing estate taxes, taking measures to avoid probate and tackling other unique situations through the creative use of trusts
- Clarifying your wishes regarding end-of-life health care measures and financial decisions in case you become incapacitated and can no longer make those decisions yourself
- Helping personal representatives of estates navigate the probate process
- Representing individuals in will contests or other estate litigation
A Plan Provides Peace of Mind
Knowing that your loved ones will be cared for and your assets will be distributed according to your wishes provides a great sense of stability. Of course, life continues to change after you have put an estate plan in place, so it is smart to review your estate plan with an experienced estate planning lawyer every five years. This will help ensure that your estate plan still accomplishes your objectives.
We work with clients who have a wide range of incomes and sizes of estates. Our clients include business owners, farmers, retirees, families with young children and many others. Whether your portfolio of holdings is complex or more straightforward, we will provide an overview of your estate planning options that is easy to understand. We will answer your questions and probably point out some that you have not yet thought about.
Assertive Representation In Estate Disputes
If you have a concern about how a loved one's estate is being administered, or if you are a personal representative or fiduciary facing a legal challenge, we can help. We represent individuals in will contests, allegations of undue influence on a will, breach of fiduciary responsibility and other estate plan disputes.
We welcome the opportunity to review your estate planning needs, answer your questions and recommend an effective course of action during a minimal-fee consultation. Call 800-897-6304 or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting.