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Wills are often misunderstood and portrayed dramatically in films, with moments of high tension during a formal “reading.” The truth is that the process of making a will is less dramatic than going to a reading, but it is still vital for anyone looking to protect their legacy. A strong will that complies with state laws can ensure that your assets will be distributed to your loved ones and withstand the complexities of the probate process.

At Maul Law, we guide clients in Holland through creating wills that reflect their desires and needs at every stage of life. We take the time to learn about their unique needs in order to draft a will they and their loved ones can depend on.

How A Will Plays Into Estate Planning

A will is integral to estate planning goals, serving as your voice after you pass. Your will should outline your instructions for distributing your assets, assign guardians for your children, and specify your medical wishes. We can also help account for unlikely or unexpected events, like the temporary designation of parental rights for traveling parents, which can avoid custody disputes in the future.

While a will cannot avoid the probate process, it can direct it. Probate is the procedure of validating a will and distributing assets under the supervision of the court. Without a will, the Michigan probate system will determine your asset distribution, meaning your loved ones may not receive what you intended for them. Instead of leaving your assets to the mercy of the state, let us help you decide where they are going.

Who Benefits From Having A Will?

Many people make the mistake of assuming that a will is only for those who have mansions and millions of dollars to give away. Despite this opinion, anyone can benefit from a will, and they are especially crucial for:

  • Young professionals starting their careers who might be starting to accumulate significant assets
  • Families needing to secure the future care of their children, including financial provisions and guardianship
  • Older adults and retirees who must ensure their affairs are in order for seamless transition and care

When you want to be sure that your last wishes are honored by your loved ones and the government, you want a will. We can help you create one based on your unique needs.

Act Now To Secure Your Legacy

If you do not have a will, or you have not updated it after a major life event like marriage, divorce, childbirth or adoption, contact us today. We are here to put your wishes to paper, and we are only a phone call away. Call our Hamilton office at 616-358-9650 or email us here to schedule your initial consultation today.