Helping You Navigate Estate Planning and Probate

Protecting your family from unnecessary emotional and financial harm is likely among your chief concerns in life. While you may not be able to predict the future, you can take steps to support your family through troubling times by creating an effective estate plan that protects your assets and prevents unnecessary confusion upon your passing.

At the McGivney Law Firm, PLLC, our Livingston County estate planning lawyers take great care to provide the detailed and personalized advice you need to complete the most effective estate plan possible. By carefully examining your family's financial situation and your goals, we work to tailor our guidance directly to your unique concerns, in turn helping you to create the most effective plan possible that complies with Michigan's laws.

We can provide the answers you need. Learn more today by calling 810-229-2971 to schedule a free consultation.

We Can Help You Build a Comprehensive Plan

Our estate planning guidance is designed to help you complete or review all necessary planning documents and processes, including:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Health care advocate or living wills
  • Durable powers of attorney
  • Guardianships and conservatorships
  • Medicaid and Medicare planning
  • Elder law issues
  • Estate tax planning
  • Business succession planning

Our planning guidance can help you insure that the maximum amount of your estate remains with your family. In 2012, Michigan will begin collecting death and estate taxation — our planning guidance can help you plan for these taxes and help you limit the expenses incurred by your family in the future.

Helping You Get Through the Probate Process During a Difficult Time

After the loss of a loved one, it may be difficult to focus on the legal issues stemming from their passing. Our detailed guidance is designed to help you traverse the probate process as quickly and painlessly as possible in an effort to help you focus on your grief rather than your legal concerns.

To help you traverse your probate proceedings, we offer advice on the various steps in the process, including:

  • Requesting the appointment of a personal representative from the court
  • Notification of heirs
  • Addressing creditor claims
  • Probate hearings
  • Identification and valuation of assets
  • Payment of debts
  • Filing accounting reports
  • Distributing assets
  • Closing the estate

Contact Our Office for Helpful Estate Planning and Probate Guidance

We are dedicated to helping you address your estate planning and probate issues as quickly and effectively as possible.

Throughout our service to you, we strive to make your proceedings as painless as possible. To that end, we strive to remain accessible during your process and will even travel to your home to help you complete any necessary paperwork.

Contact our office online or call 810-229-2971 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your specific estate planning and probate concerns.