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Personalized Estate Plans

Tailored to Meet Your Needs

Every individual has a unique situation, collection of assets, number of properties and a varied family dynamic. When you are concerned about estate planning, our firm, Shifman & Carlson, P.C. can advise you how to best arrange your affairs so that you have a personalized plan and can be prepared for the future. What are you most concerned about? You may want to ensure that you have carefully outlined what you want to occur should you become incapacitated. This is an important issue, as the family can be confused or could disagree about what should be done, leading to unnecessary stress and contention. A carefully planned estate that reflects your wishes could not be more important for you, and for your loved ones after you pass.

Legal Skill and Knowledge in Probate and Estate Planning

At our firm, our legal level of skill and knowledge can be of great benefit to you and to those you care about. With over 50 years in service to individuals and families throughout the State of Michigan, you can be confident that your interests are protected by a plan that is personalized, and truly reflects your wishes. At Shifman & Carlson P.C., we believe that we offer our clients the highest level of skill, and we are friendly, professional, and our services are at reasonable cost. We have been providing quality work and excellent service to clients across Michigan since 1963 and we have helped countless families over the years. Our firm offers compassionate guidance through the difficult probate process. We have handled countless cases, similar to yours, and we have extensive hands on experience that will be a great asset to your probate case.

Whether you need help with planning or if you have a probate matter that requires litigation in court, we are more than qualified to handle any issue under probate law. When it comes to matters of estate planning, you must consider all of the people that you are leaving behind and ensure that they are provided without serious headache. Your loved ones could face serious financial hardship after you pass if they are unable to access your assets within a reasonable time frame. Without a plan your family is left in a difficult place with the probate court, meanwhile they are still mourning their loss. The larger your estate and the more assets you have, the more difficult it will be for them. A thorough estate plan will help your loved ones and future family for years to come. At the firm, we can help you form a personalized plan for your estate, down to every little detail. With our personalized representation, no stone is left unturned and all of your needs will be met and your wishes will be carried out after you pass. Estate planning can be a strenuous and comprehensive task, but with an experienced Michigan probate attorney from our firm, you will be in competent and capable hands. If you have just lost a loved one, then the probate process could be a frustrating and emotionally taxing time for you and your family. Many times a death in the family can turn people against each other and can raise up trivial issues when it comes to inheritance and property of the deceased.

Taxation and Estate Planning

One of the most crucial issues in estate planning is predicted taxation. How your estate is organized will greatly impact the amount that will go to the government in taxes - not your heirs and loved ones. You need to ensure you have the greatest possible benefits under the current laws, and this can only be achieved by a personalized plan. Each individual or couple has varying assets, including property, bank accounts, stock accounts, works of art, business interests, and other types of assets. The distribution of these assets must be arranged carefully to protect your heirs and allow them to gain the most, and lose the least to taxation under current law. Without a will in place, the probate court will assign an administrator to distribute your property according to the laws of the state. Do you really want to leave your personal and real estate property in the hands of someone else? Probate has many benefits one of them being that you can ensure that your assets are dispersed according to your wishes and given out to specific named beneficiaries.

Individual and Creative Estate Plans

There is a great deal of information about how to best create an estate plan. The fact is that there is no real "cookie-cutter" solution. In order to be successful in protecting your estate, you need a personal plan of defense. At our firm, we have the credentials, experience and knowledge you want when making decisions about how to arrange your affairs for the most benefit to your heirs. We will sit down with you and take the time to get to know your deep concerns, goals and objectives. From there, we can evaluate your needs and recommend a specific plan that will best meet your specific needs. We offer personalized representation, tailored for you specifically and we give our clients the one on one time that they need and deserve. Our firm has a longstanding reputation for quality estate planning work throughout the state, and our decades of service in Michigan can be of great value to you in protecting what matters the most to you. Your business succession plan, ensuring that your loved ones do not run into difficulties, and preparing for the unexpected are all aspects in a comprehensive estate plan. Our firm can assist you in estate planning, probate, estate administration, estate litigation, estate planning, in drafting or updating your last will & testament, in trust administration, and all issues involving trusts and wills. We encourage you to get help from Shifman & Carlson, P.C. for all aspects of probate and estate planning needs. Call our office to get started!


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