Estate Planning & Elder Law



Michigan Estate Planning Lawyers

The objective of a good estate plan is to protect assets and make sure that instructions are followed after disability or death. Some estate planning tools are very simple while others are very complicated. Although there are a lot of forms and software packages available that can assist you in planning your estate, these programs do not consider anything beyond the basics and fail to account for the unique attributes of every family in Michigan. Saving a penny now may cost your family later. Mistakes are hard to correct after death and a poorly designed estate plan can do more harm than good.

Contrary to popular belief, estate planning is not just for wealthy senior citizens in Mid-Michigan, The Thumb, and the Tri-City Area: it is important for every family in Michigan. Important estate planning concepts to consider include:

  • Asset protection planning
  • Business succession planning
  • Charitable planning and gifting
  • College saving plans
  • Conservatorships and guardianships
  • Disability and long-term care insurance
  • Durable power of attorney
  • Elder law
  • Estate tax planning
  • Family limited partnerships
  • Gift tax planning
  • Inheritance planning
  • Insurance planning
  • Irrevocable life insurance trusts
  • Health care power of attorney
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term care
  • Living wills
  • Medicaid planning and eligibility
  • Power of attorney
  • Probate
  • Revocable and irrevocable trusts
  • Special and supplemental needs trusts
  • Wills and trusts

The law firm of Smith Bovill, P.C. provides estate planning advice, counsel and support to families throughout Mid-Michigan, The Thumb, and the Tri-City Area.

A good estate plan can provide peace of mind in knowing that the future has been taken care of. To learn more about the estate planning lawyers at Smith Bovill please contact us. To learn more about a variety of legal topics please visit our Newsletter pages.

For immediate assistance call us in Saginaw at (989) 792-9641 or in Frankenmuth at (989) 652-9923.