African American Family

When you don’t plan ahead by having a comprehensive estate plan, state law governs: 

  • The Court appoints a guardian for you if you are incapacitated.
  • Doctors and the Court make medical decisions for you if you are incapacitated.
  • The Court appoints your personal representative upon your death.
  • The Court appoints guardians for your minor children.
  • Michigan law directs distribution of your estate to your “heirs at law”:
    • Spouse.
    • Children.
    • Grandchildren.
    • Other family members.
  • If you have no spouse, your children receive your estate.
  • If you have no spouse or children, your parents receive your estate.
  • If you have no spouse, children or parents, your siblings, nieces and nephews receive your estate.
  • If you have no spouse, children, parents, siblings, nieces or nephews (or descendants), your grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins receive your estate.
  • If you have no spouse, children, parents, siblings, nieces, nephews, grandparents, aunts, uncles or cousins. . .
  • The State of Michigan receives your estate.

Why let a judge determine who will benefit from your hard work? Make these important decisions for yourself.

Remember that an estate plan is not simply a “piece of paper.” It’s peace of mind. There is no better time than today to help secure your family’s financial future with a comprehensive estate plan.

For more information or to get started on this important life project, visit www.ArborEstatePlanning.com or contact me at Chris@ArborLegal.com or 734-827-9450. I’ll help you plan ahead. 

 

 

 

 

 

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