Probate Trust Administration Law Firm in Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids Probate Lawyers
Our lawyers at McShane & Bowie develop and implement estate plans that protect your assets. We provide comprehensive planning services for the full scope of estates—traditional, non-traditional, vast or modest—focusing on your financial, business and personal goals.
What is Probate?
In probate and trust administration, assets of a deceased person are transferred to new owners through legal processes. It is necessary to file a will in the Michigan Probate Court in order to administer a trust.
Why Would a Trust Go Through Probate?
While trusts are intended to avoid probate, this doesn't guarantee that probate will not be necessary. Probate will still be required if the trust is not set up correctly and the ownership of the assets has not been transferred to the trust.
The trust must also be updated if new assets are purchased after it has been created. In the event that this task is not completed before the person's death, the assets will have to be probated. As soon as you purchase an asset, you should transfer the ownership to ensure this doesn't happen. Our skilled and dedicated Grand Rapids probate and trust lawyers can help you navigate Michigan probate and estate planning laws.
Call Our Grand Rapids Probate & Trust Administration Attorneys
We represent clients with varied income levels, estate sizes and professions including national and international business owners, physicians, farmers and retirees. Our services also extend to your family members, when needed.
When you need an lawyer near you, get in touch with a skilled Grand Rapids trust and probate attorney at McShane & Bowie. Call 616-747-7922 today!
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