Alward Fisher Rice Rowe & Graf
A Full Service Practice For Individuals And Businesses Throughout the Midwest in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and More
231-668-9836

May 2017 Archives

Michigan residents may wish to watch for estate planning errors

Though many Michigan residents like to have plans in place for various scenarios, they may not always understand certain aspects of certain plans. For instances, many individuals may think that estate planning is useful, but they may not be fully utilizing those plans effectively. Mistakes are not uncommon when it comes to this type of preparation, and therefore, parties may wish to be on the lookout for possible errors.

Estate planning could eliminate the search for heirs in Michigan

Some Michigan residents may not think creating an estate plan is necessary. If they have no close family or do not feel the desire to bequeath any of their assets to their family, they may skip the estate planning process altogether. However, even if a person does not create a plan, their estate must still be administered and beneficiaries determined. 

Estate planning: Michigan residents may benefit from trusts

Because everyone has different needs in life, it should come as no surprise that individuals have different needs when it comes to creating end-of-life plans. Luckily, there are a variety of estate planning options that can help Michigan residents choose the tools that allow them to create the best plans for their circumstances. For some, trusts provide many benefits.

Estate planning offers a variety of uses for Michigan residents

If a person chooses not to create an estate plan, he or she may miss out on the opportunity to address many important life aspects. Though some parties may think estate planning is unnecessary because the issues will no longer bother them after death, any problems will continue on with their surviving family. Additionally, estate plans could come in handy before the end of a person's life. 

Personal details may play bigger role in divorce than statistics

Many individuals, including Michigan residents, may scoff at the idea of successful marriages. Though it may seem snide and cynical to believe that a marriage cannot remain happy forever, this idea may be common due to the continued use of outdated statistics relating to divorce. In fact, individuals may do better to simply assess their personal circumstances when it comes to the potential success of a relationship.

Contact

Traverse City Office
202 E. State Street
Traverse City, MI 49684

Phone: 231-668-9836
Fax: 231-941-9679
Map & Directions

Elk Rapids Office
300 Ames Street
Elk Rapids, MI 49629

Map & Directions