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Establishing Your Wishes For Your Loved Ones

If you are considering a will or a trust to memorialize your wishes regarding your assets, health and end-of-life concerns, The Law Offices of Lorrie J. Zahodnic, P.C., can assist you. Our Macomb County offices in Clinton Township can provide you with the information and resources you need to ensure that all of your concerns are addressed and that legal documents are implemented correctly and remain up to date.

Attorney Zahodnic can ensure that your will is properly implemented in Michigan and that it remains effective in all other states.

Guidance When You Need It Most

When you are drafting legal documents as provisions for long-term care or end-of-life care, you should be sure that your lawyer is knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of estate planning. As an experienced and thorough estate planning attorney, Ms. Zahodnic can assist you in making informed decisions regarding any concerns you may have about how to plan for your future and for the loved ones you eventually leave behind.

Establishing wills: A properly prepared will can designate your wishes in a clear and accurate form to protect you and your family when you pass away. We can help you prepare the following:

  • Health care power of attorney (living will): Defines your decisions regarding medical treatment such as resuscitation, life support, medication, end-of-life care and other elder law issues if you lose the ability to communicate these decisions.
  • Durable power of attorney: Appoints a person of your choice (not necessarily an attorney) who can oversee and act on your behalf regarding your financial affairs if you should become disabled or temporarily unable to manage your affairs.
  • A designation of beneficiaries of your estate or assets
  • Protections for your assets and your minor children

Establishing trusts: Trusts are used in conjunction with a will. They can protect your assets from the expenses, stress and delays of probate litigation. Trusts allow for private distribution of assets to yourself, if you should become disabled, and ultimately to your beneficiaries and loved ones with special needs or disabilities. There are two types of trusts:

  • Revocable trust: This allows you to create a fund to which you may add or subtract assets at any time. It remains flexible to your needs.
  • Irrevocable trust: This allows you to reduce the size of your taxable estate and protect beneficiaries from creditors. Once assets are contributed to the trust they may no longer be accessed, but you benefit by reducing your tax burdens.

Contact Us Today To Get Started

As a Clinton Township wills and trusts attorney who is attentive to each of our client’s specific needs, Lorrie Zahodnic can help to address your concerns and implement the legal options that best suit your needs and wishes. Call us at 586-630-5035 or toll-free at 877-409-2312 to schedule a consultation Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You may also contact our firm online by filling out a short client intake form, and we will respond at a time convenient for you.