When most people hear the phrase “estate planning,” they immediately think about the creation of a will. A will, along with a trust, forms the cornerstone of a comprehensive estate plan. While there are certainly fine distinctions to be made, many individuals consider wills for “things” and trusts for “finances.” The legal team at Barberi Law, will take the time to explain the benefits of a will while answering any questions you might have, including:
- Why do I need a lawyer to draft my will? Can’t I do it online now?
- What happens if I don’t have a will in place at the time of my death?
- Why is a will necessary? Won’t my family members be able to divide everything up among themselves?
- Why a will might be necessary even if I have given away all of my assets?
These and many more questions can be answered by our skilled estate planning attorneys. No matter your situation, we encourage you to contact our office and schedule a consultation with an experienced lawyer.
Wrongful Death Actions and Pour-Over Wills
- What is a pour-over will?
When a trust is written, it usually clarifies the disposition of every asset. That said, it is still wise to write a pour-over will in the event that ownership of some assets has not been transferred to a trust. After death, such assets not in a trust can them be “poured over” into an established trust.
- What is a wrongful death action?
If a loved one’s death was caused by the negligence of another individual — like a drunk driver — it might be possible to recover compensation for pain and suffering incurred by the deceased before he or she died and for the loss of society and companionship of the deceased suffered by his or her next of kin. Our firm can guide you through this process from start to finish. We have wrongful death attorneys who have recovered millions of dollars for family members who have lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence!
We’re Here to Answer Your Questions
If you have questions regarding wills in Michigan, we encourage you to contact the legal team at Barberi Law. If you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss your specific situation, call (989) 546-7124, or complete our online contact form.Contact Us Today!