What Is Estate Planning? 

Everyone has an estate. Sometimes people think estate planning is reserved for those living in gated communities or for the wealthy who have an abundance of property. At minimum, your estate refers to your personal belongings, your bank accounts and your real property.

Your estate will be distributed upon your death. You may choose how the distribution will be handled through various legal documents in your estate plan.

We provide comprehensive estate planning documents, including:

  • Durable powers of attorney
  • Living wills
  • Wills
  • Revocable and irrevocable trusts
  • Special needs trusts

If you do not plan ahead your family may have to administer your property through one of Michigan's probate courts when you die.

Call our Sterling Heights office toll free at 866-316-2867 for a free phone consultation with a lawyer, or contact us online. We offer estate planning for Michigan clients in Wayne County, Macomb County and Oakland County.

We Can Help You Plan For Incapacity

Your estate plan can include your assignment of attorney in fact to have authority for your estate in the event you become incapacitated in the future and no longer have mental competency to do so on your own.

Can My Estate Plan Include My Business?

Estate planning is highly personal in nature. At Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates, P.C., our lawyers provide clients with confidence that their wishes will be expressed clearly for the next generation, while preserving their assets, including their businesses, through the most appropriate inheritance strategy.

Contact our attorneys for a personalized estate plan tailored to fit your needs. You may complete our online form or may reach us toll free at 866-316-2867. The initial phone consultation is offered free of charge.