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Don't leave your family confused and conflicted about your final wishes. Speak with an estate planning attorney in Rochester Hills, Michigan. The Law Office of Cynthia S. Andrews offers complete estate planning services.

Your comprehensive estate planning could include the following:

  • Trust

  • Certificate of Trust

  • Assignment of Assets

  • Pour-over Will

  • Powers of Attorney

    • Power of Attorney for Health Care

    • Power of Attorney Financial

  • Wills

  • Guardianship

  • Conservatorships

  • Elder Issues

  • Caretaker Contracts

  • Pre-nuptial and Post-nuptial agreements

  • Burial and funeral direction

  • Guidance on how to include burial requests to your family.

A skilled estate planning attorney can help you decide what is right for you. The Law Office of Cynthia S. Andrews will help you put all your choices into a valid, legal document. Learn more about naming a power of attorney by calling our Rochester Hills, MI law office today.

A life-changing event often prompts estate planning. Whether it's the birth of a child, a child becoming a legal adult, divorce, marriage, a new business, or it might even be a major vacation. If you have been moved by one of these circumstances, dial (248) 283-4322 right away to schedule an appointment with a local (Rochester Hills) estate planning attorney.

Cynthia Andrews is a good listener and will provide you with a complete estate plan that fits your unique needs.

A Complete Estate Plan

Why a Complete Estate Plan?

A complete estate can make a loved one's passing easier on families by providing direction. The last thing you want is your family to worry about dividing property or becoming very emotional over who receives the family heirlooms. Make this difficult time easier - speak with attorney Cynthia Andrews in Rochester Hills, MI today to begin your estate plan and have it followed through to the signing of the estate planning documents.

No matter what stage of life you're in, the Law Office of Cynthia S. Andrews in Rochester Hills, Michigan can help you create a comprehensive estate plan.

An Estate Plan Clarifies Who Can Act on Your Behalf While Your Are Alive and Clarifies Inheritances When You Pass:

While you are alive, your complete estate plan provides powers of attorney for financial and health purposes, so another can act on your behalf if appropriate. Your estate plan can provide a revocable trust. A will or trust directs who receives your real estate, financial accounts, stocks, personal property, specific keepsakes, and guardianship of minors.

Why You Need a Complete Estate Plan

An estate plan is a necessity for everyone!

Just telling your friends and family members what your wishes are isn't enough. Unless you have a complete estate plan, drafted and validated by an attorney.

Begin your estate plan with Cynthia Andrews and have it followed through to the signing of the estate planning documents.

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What Happens If You Do Not Have an Estate Plan

If you're living without a will or trust, when you pass your family is living in uncharted territory. In the event of untimely death and no will or trust, the laws of the State of Michigan will decide the distribution of your assets. The judge will make a guardianship decision regarding your children without your input.

  1. The State Will Make Decisions for You - Without a valid will, the laws of Michigan determine how your estate is divided.

  2. A Judge, Without Your Input, Decides Your Child's Guardian - Naming a godparent isn't a legal act. You have to name a legal guardian for your minor children. in a will, a trust or a special document.

  3. You Will Not Choose Who Makes Financial and Medical Decisions for You - If you do not have powers of attorney for financial and medical decisions and you become incapacitated, the court will appoint someone to make these decisions on your behalf.

Cynthia Andrews is a good listener and will provide you with the complete estate plan that directs your family upon your passing.

Estate Plan With a Will

The Law Office of Cynthia S. Andrews Has Drafted Wills for Many Clients in Rochester Hills, MI

Wills can make a loved one’s passing easier on families by providing direction for settling the estate. The last thing you want your family to worry about is dividing property. If appropriate for your circumstances, wills are a more cost-efficient means of providing clarity for the administration of your estate distribution of assets to your loved ones.

For many, a complete estate plan is a power of attorney for financial purposes and a power of attorney for health care while they are alive and a will for when they pass. Not everyone needs a trust and its accompanying documents.

Cynthia Andrews also provides guidance regarding end-of-life decisions, burial requests and general letters to your family.

Make this difficult time easier for your loved ones.

Speak with a lawyer in Rochester Hills, call Cynthia Andrews at (248) 283-4322

Forming an Estate Plan With a Trust

This comprehensive estate plan could include the following:

  • Trust

  • Certificate of Trust

  • Assignment of Assets

  • Pour-over

  • Will and Powers of Attorney

  • Financial

  • Power of Attorney for Health Care and execution of the documents.

Depending upon your circumstance an estate plan centered around a revocable (living ) trust may be the best fit for you. Speak with attorney Cynthia Andrews in Rochester Hills, MI today to see if a trust is a good fit for you.

Old Estate Plan

If your last will or trust is old, your estate will be distributed as your old will or trust dictates! Most people have made a will at some point in their life. Many people when they have children create a will or trust so that their children will be taken care of if something should happen to them. There are probably provisions in your old will or trust that you would change now.

For example, the person you designated as a trustee or personal representative for your will is divorced from your sister or has moved to Alaska and is not available. You may have said that all assets are to be divided equally between your children, but now one child is very well off and the other is struggling.

It could be that one child is in circumstances where receiving the money would not be appropriate because they are receiving assistance and will so for the rest of their life. It could be that a child has an addiction right now. You may have given money to a relative or friend that you no longer have a relationship with.

The minute you pass away, your old will or trust (unless revoked) will dictate how your assets will be distributed!

Prenuptial Agreements

Plan Your Estate Along with Your Wedding

It's never too early or late in life to create an estate plan. One of the most practical times to start the estate planning process is before you get married. Prenuptial agreements address the surviving spouse's rights after death and also how spousal rights will change after a divorce or separation.