Why Do You Need A Will?

While the level of estate planning services that individuals require may vary, every adult should have certain estate documents, such as a will. These core estate planning documents are necessary to make your wishes clear and make certain that your estate planning goals are achieved.

If you should pass without a will, your estate will pass through intestate succession, which means that your estate assets may not be distributed according to your wishes. With a properly executed will, you can pass your assets to your intended beneficiaries in the manner you prescribe and avoid family conflicts, which can arise when uncertainty exists.

Changes To Your Will

If you have adopted a child, gone through a divorce or had another change in your family, it may be time to have your will reviewed by an experienced estate planning lawyer. Our attorneys have many years of experience in estate planning and are recognized for their ability to handle estates of any size. Let us review your will to determine that it reflects your current situation and meets your needs.

Comprehensive Estate Planning Services

At Vandervoort, Christ & Fisher, P.C., we provide comprehensive estate planning services to help clients develop plans for the disposition of their assets after death. While we are pleased to assist clients with the drafting of a simple will, we provide a full range of estate planning assistance that includes:

  • Tax planning to minimize exposure to state and federal estate taxes
  • Probate planning (to avoid probate or limit assets that are subject to probate)
  • Simple wills and complex wills
  • Revocable and irrevocable trusts
  • Durable powers of attorney
  • Advance directives (sometimes called living wills)
  • Will contests and other estate disputes
  • Trust disputes

Visit our estate planning overview to learn more about the comprehensive estate services offered at Vandervoort, Christ & Fisher, P.C.

Contact Us To Get Started

To schedule an appointment with an estate planning lawyer at our firm, contact our law office in Battle Creek or Coldwater, Michigan. For assistance, call 269-841-5934 or contact us by email.