Ann Arbor, Michigan Estate Planning Services
Comprehensive estate planning covers nearly every aspect of life. It begins with protecting yourself and your personal dignity, and extends to protecting your loved ones and your hard-earned assets.
Learn more below about how Legacy Law Center offers comprehensive help with a variety of planning needs. Contact our Estate Planning team and learn about how we can help you. Based in Ann Arbor, we serve families throughout Washtenaw County and in the surrounding Michigan communities.
Estate Planning Fundamentals Many people are led to believe that Estate Planning is only for the wealthy or that it is only used at death to distribute assets. The reality is that every family should have a comprehensive Estate Plan of their own. Thi… Read More
Elder law is another aspect of estate planning, focusing primarily on the needs of families and individuals as they age. Issues of aging include senior housing and home care, long-term (or nursing home) care, guardianships and health care documents,… Read More
Many families struggle to provide necessary care for aging or disabled Veterans or their surviving spouses. Unfortunately, most of these families are unaware of an important benefit available through the Department of Veterans Affairs to which their… Read More
Probate and estate administration are the processes through which estate assets are transferred after death. When probate avoidance planning has not been implemented prior to death, Michigan will require a probate court proceeding if the deceased was… Read More
At Legacy Law Center, we encourage and assist the tradition of giving to charitable causes. In addition to the many personal rewards inherent in making a charitable gift, most gifts also provide a current charitable income tax deduction. Some charita… Read More
Special needs estate planning focuses on providing for the special needs of our loved ones with disabilities when we are no longer there to organize and advocate on their behalf. Parents of children with special needs must make careful estate plannin… Read More
There are several types of trusts to assist with the special challenges of special needs planning. The most common types are Support Trusts and Special Needs Trusts. Read More
Planning for your loved one with special needs requires extensive research to become a well-educated advocate. You will want to keep up-to-date on the latest medical, educational, financial, and legal changes. Legacy Law Center provides assistance to… Read More
Historically speaking, the federal estate tax is an excise tax levied on the transfer of a person’s assets after death. In actuality, it is neither a death tax nor an inheritance tax, but more accurately a transfer tax. There are three distinct… Read More
It would be an understatement to say that family businesses are the backbone of the American economy. Some 90 percent of all businesses in this country are either family-owned or family-controlled. They come in all shapes, sizes and colors, represent… Read More
If you or a loved one has experienced a sudden illness or serious accident, you understand how abruptly everything can change. Are you or a loved one suddenly in need of nursing home care? Read More