Developing Estate Plans That Reflect Our Clients' Lives

At Sheehan & Associates, a Detroit, Michigan, area law firm, we care about servicing all of our clients' needs. Our experienced estate planning attorneys use their knowledge in business, real estate, litigation, taxation and other areas of the law to provide quality legal services in all estate planning and probate matters.

Why An Estate Plan Is Essential

Estate planning includes preparation of wills and trusts, gifting issues, including contributions to charitable organizations, and other issues relating to the distribution of estates, including tax issues and insurance. Often, estate planning includes strategies to protect assets you have accumulated over a lifetime and avoid probating an estate. Our attorneys believe estate planning should always be a part of business planning, where wills, trusts and all aspects of an estate plan need to address both individual and business needs.

Navigating The Estate Administration Process

At Sheehan & Associates, we handle all matters involved in probate and estate administration. Probate is the legal process by which a deceased person's debts are paid and assets are distributed. Estate Administration includes the probate process as well as non-probate transfers of the deceased's assets. Individual state laws direct the probate court how to distribute the deceased's estate. State laws and procedures vary greatly, so it is important to consult an attorney with expertise in this area of the law to ensure that the deceased's assets are distributed correctly.

Our probate lawyers, with their experience in Michigan and California courts, efficiently move an estate through the probate process. Our estate planning lawyers also discuss strategies for avoiding probate with our clients.

Because we are dedicated to our clients, we give each client the personal attention necessary to provide them the quality legal services they deserve. Please contact us if you have any estate planning or probate matters you would like to discuss.

Ready To Handle Your Estate Planning Needs

Our firm is located in Rochester Hills. Our attorneys represent clients in the Detroit metropolitan area, including all of the Tri-County area, Oakland, Macomb and Wayne Counties. Michigan estate planning attorney Robert Sheehan is also licensed to practice in California. Call 248-218-1473 or use our online contact form to schedule a consultation.