Probate & Estate Planning
There is a common misconception that estate planning is only for wealthy individuals when in fact, estate planning is essential for all individuals and their families. Indicating what your wishes are if you become incapacitated or in the event of your death is important for everyone, despite the size or value of their individual estate. Educating our clients on the need of an estate plan that protects their assets and wishes is of the utmost importance to us. Great Lakes Legal Group has experience in preparing wills, trusts, general durable and springing powers of attorney and special powers of attorney, advanced health care directive, guardianships and conservatorships.
We foster close relationships with each of our clients to ensure that they are most comfortable in trusting us to achieve their goals. When appropriate, we also work closely with financial advisors, financial planners and insurance advisors in designing the most effective estate plan for clients’ retirement plan assets. After careful consideration in drafting, Great Lakes Legal also serves our clients by assisting with the implementation of their estate plans.
Great Lakes Legal Group has experience in counseling and assisting individuals with legal issues concerning administration of estates. Understanding that grieving after the death of a loved one can be stressful when trying to navigate the necessary processes required for estate administration, we are committed to easing the burden on our clients and giving them peace of mind. We serve clients by assisting them in gathering and valuing assets of a decedent’s estate, drafting and filing court documents required for probate administration/ proceedings, counseling personal representatives on their fiduciary duties and communicating with beneficiaries.
Guardianship and Conservatorship
Due to age, disability, injury or some other cause, a person may become unable to oversee their personal affairs and/or finances. Depending on the circumstances, it may become necessary to seek the court appointment of a guardian and conservator for that person.
We have substantial experience in all aspects of the guardianship and conservatorship process. Our firm has represented the families of incapacitated persons seeking the court appointment of guardians and conservators, as well as persons objecting to the inappropriate appointment of guardians and conservators.
Probate Pro on the Go
We understand that our clients may have PHYSICAL limitations or driving restrictions that make it difficult for them to travel for appointments. In most cases, we will make arrangements will bring the office to you! We can serve your needs anywhere!