Michigan Estate Planning

Michigan Estate Planning

Estate planning is something that most people know they need, but somehow manage to avoid finding the time to do. Unfortunately, waiting too long can have disastrous results for your family. At the Law Offices of Carol Jones Dwyer, P.C., we take the anxiety out of estate planning and replace it with peace of mind.

Who needs an estate plan? Just about every adult in Michigan. Estate planning is not just for those with significant assets, because estate planning is about more than money. A comprehensive estate plan involves documents that dictate who can make medical and financial decisions for you in the event you're unable to do so. If you have minor children, an estate plan provides for a guardian for them and someone to manage their finances if you and their other parent are unable to do so. If you have a family business or farm, estate planning protects it for the next generation.

Customized Estate Planning for Your Needs

Just because a friend or neighbor has an estate plan configured in a certain way does not mean that configuration is right for you. Carol Jones Dwyer does not do "standard" estate plans, because there is no such thing as a "standard" client. In order to create an estate plan that will truly meet a client's needs when the time comes, Carol considers it essential to talk at length with each client. With over twenty years of experience in the practice of law, Carol knows the right questions to ask to help each client discern his or her estate planning needs, and the best options for achieving estate planning goals.

Among the estate planning tools Carol puts into place for clients are:

  • Last will and testament
  • Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Living wills

Carol and her staff will prepare an individualized estate plan based on each client's identified needs, and promptly prepare the needed documents for review and signature.

Knowledgeable Michigan Estate Planning Attorney

Attorney Carol Jones Dwyer has over twenty years of experience helping Michigan families plan for the future. If you need an estate plan, or your circumstances have changed so that your estate plan needs updating, Carol can help. Carol Jones Dwyer works with clients in Barry County, and the surrounding Michigan counties, including Kalamazoo, Ingham, Kent, Allegan, Ionia, and Calhoun Counties.

If you would like to learn more about how Carol Jones Dwyer can help with your Michigan estate planning needs, please contact our office at 269-945-5050 or via our online contact form to schedule a consultation. We look forward to working with you.