Skilled Assistance With Your Estate Planning Issues

Our estate planning and probate attorneys have many years of experience helping individuals develop plans for the disposition of their assets after their death. Skilled in drafting wills, trusts, and tax plans for individuals with all levels of assets, our attorneys can also administer your estate after your death. Contact a Battle Creek estate planning lawyer at Vandervoort, Christ & Fisher, P.C., to begin the process of planning for the distribution of your property and the future of your family.

Some of the estate planning services we provide are listed here.

  • Simple and complex wills
  • Simple trusts
  • Life insurance trusts
  • Gifting
  • Charitable giving planning
  • Revocable living trusts
  • Heritage trusts
  • Asset protection
  • Estate planning for non-U.S. citizens
  • Special needs trusts
  • Incentive trusts
  • Durable powers of attorney
  • Health care directives
  • Crummey trusts
  • Generation-skipping planning
  • Medicaid planning
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Annuity trusts
  • Powers of attorney
  • Guardians for minor children
  • Living wills
  • Business succession planning
  • Will codicils
  • Second marriage estate planning
  • Qualified personal residence trusts (QPRT)

We can help with estate and probate administration after your death. This can involve selling assets, such as real estate, to pay debts, preparing estate tax returns, and distributing property to your heirs as directed in your will or trust. Sometimes winding up an estate involves negotiating with the IRS over valuation issues.

When needed, our attorneys will litigate disputed estate matters. Some of the issues we have resolved through litigation include will contests, undue influence claims, disputed conservatorships, breach of fiduciary duty on the part of an estate executor, and paternity disputes.

Contact an experienced Battle Creek estate planning lawyer, or probate and estate administration attorney, at Vandervoort, Christ & Fisher, P.C. We are dedicated to developing an estate plan that preserves your assets and making certain your wishes are carried out.