Bingham Farms Will Lawyers

Though many individuals find it difficult to face the prospect of planning for the future, it is important to create documents that communicate their wishes in the event of death. One estate planning document that is an effective tool is a will. Also referred to as a "last will and testament," a will contains information about your estate, details of your assets and how you wish your estate to be distributed.

At the Bingham Legal Group PC, we are highly skilled in the area of estate planning. Our firm prides itself on offering comprehensive services regarding wills such as drafting and review. Our lawyers have more than 20 years of experience that they use when tailoring your will to suit your individual needs and goals, along with any anticipated future needs you or your family may have. Contact us today to learn more about how we handle wills.

The Risk of Not Having a Will

When an individual passes away without a will, it is called dying "intestate." This means that your estate will be handled by the courts according to Michigan law. Unfortunately, this is rarely the best situation for beneficiaries and surviving loved ones. The legal process for evaluating and distributing an intestate estate can be long and complex, and there is no guarantee that the final result will match the wishes of the deceased person. Taking the time to create a comprehensive will and estate plan now will prevent court intervention and ensure your estate is handled in the way you desire.

Specifying Your Estate Planning Wishes

In Michigan, there is no formal documentation known as a "living will." In place of this type of document, you can give a health care power of attorney and durable power of attorney to a trusted loved one. This allows the designated individual to make decisions for you in the event that you become incapacitated. However, you may be able to include in your will your wishes for how you want to be cared for in case your health fails to the point that you are unable to communicate or clearly state your desire for health-saving measures.

Contact Our Metro Detroit Will Attorneys

For an appointment and consultation, please contact our last will and testament lawyers at 888-794-3433. The Bingham Legal Group PC is a full-service law firm providing counsel and service to individuals and businesses in Bingham Farms, the Greater metropolitan Detroit area and throughout Michigan.

Our law firm proudly participates in the AARP Legal Services Program, enabling current members of AARP to receive a discount on customary rates.