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Even if your estate is modest, you need a will to ensure that your property passes to the people and/or charities most important to you.

If you die without a will in Michigan, state law decides who inherits your property – that can result in unintended consequences. For example, if you leave a spouse and minor children, your spouse may have to share the estate with the children. Or, your second cousin (whom you haven’t seen in 40 years and never particularly liked) may inherit even though you’ve lived with a significant other for many years.

By creating a will, you communicate your wishes for disposing of your property and empower a personal representative (sometimes called an executor) to carry out your instructions.

Working with your personal representative, we take the steps necessary to administer your estate according to court rules and procedures, and handle other matters that may arise.