Developing Estate Plans That Reflect Our Clients’ Lives
At Sheehan & Associates, a Detroit, Michigan and Newport Beach, California, 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. A deceased person’s debts are paid and assets are divided through a legal process known as probate.
This process is included in estate administration, which also includes the non-probate transfers of the deceased’s assets. How a probate court distributes the assets is dictated by individual state laws. The laws and procedures related to estate administration and probate vary greatly.
It is crucial to discuss these matters with an attorney experienced in this area of law to make sure that the deceased’s assets are dispersed 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.