As a family lawyer and wills attorney in Rochester Hills, Stephanie Krane-Boehmer deals with some of the most important moments in people’s lives – marriage and death. As the saying goes, nothing is certain in life but death and taxes. And while we can’t avoid death, sound estate planning can help you avoid those taxes.
While a will can allow you to designate where your property goes after death and appoint a guardian for your children, a complete estate plan can help you minimize taxes after your death, avoid probate, lower legal costs, and avoid court fees. Email Stephanie Krane-Boehmer, wills attorney in Rochester Hills to set up a no-obligation consultation about your will or estate plan.
What is Probate (and Why Might I Want To Avoid It?)
Probate is a legal process that is started after a person’s death. The goal is to verify the will, assess the assets of an estate and settle any taxes or claims.
If you haven’t experienced probate, you may think that’s a simple process if the person had a valid will. But ask any friends who have experience with the probate process, and they’ll tell you that it can be time-consuming and difficult.
However an estate plan, properly-crafted by an experienced wills attorney in Rochester Hills like Stephanie Krane-Boehmer, can help you avoid the time and expense of probate.
Should I Be Worried if I Don’t Have a Will or Trust?
It depends on how much you care about where your assets go after your death. If you die without a will in Michigan (called intestate), there are laws that determine who will inherit your property.
It also depends on how concerned you are about how you will be cared for during your life. A complete estate plan not only includes a will, but a wills attorney in Rochester Hills can also help you draft a power of attorney to care for your estate if you are mentally or physically incapacitated (Durable Power of Attorney), and a medical power of attorney to make medical decisions for you (Durable Health Care Power of Attorney).
Having a will, trust and/or power of attorney in place makes the most difficult moments of you or your family’s life much easier.
Want to know more about wills and estate planning? Contact wills attorney in Rochester Hills, Stephanie Krane-Boehmer at 248‑293‑0048.
What Do You Know About Your Parent’s Will or Estate Plan?
If you’re not sure, talk to them and see if they will share the details with you. At the very least, ask them where they store their papers, and which lawyer drafted it for them. Believe me, it will help so much when they pass away. Death is an enormously difficult time without having to deal with legal problems on top of all the details.
If your parent has passed away, and you need help managing their estate planning, reach out to Stephanie-Krane Boehmer, your wills attorney in Rochester Hills, for help.
Your Life Is Unique. Your Will and Estate Plan Should be Too.
No online will or estate planning template can capture the complexity of your life. As your wills attorney in Rochester Hills, Stephanie treats you as a person, not an algorithm. When drafting your will or estate plan, she focuses not just on your assets, but on your hopes and dreams for your life.
Ready to Get Started on Your Estate Plan? Contact Your Wills Attorney in Rochester Hills, Stephanie Krane-Boehmer.
Stephanie is ready when you are. Whether you live in Rochester Hills, Michigan, or anywhere in Oakland, Macomb, Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston or Wayne Counties, you’ll find Stephanie is easy to find. You can book an appointment by Zoom, phone, or in person, and Stephanie offers evening appointments by request. Her offices are conveniently located a few minutes off I-75 at 2947 S. Adams, in Rochester Hills. Contact Stephanie Krane-Boehmer, wills attorney in Rochester Hills when you’re ready to get started planning your future.