A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US
Family Wills & Trusts, PLC was established by Lansing estate planning attorney Stuart Williams. Stuart attended Michigan State University College of Law and became an attorney in 2005. Stuart belongs to the Trusts & Estates section of the American Bar Association, the Probate & Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and holds Probate & Estate Planning Certificates from ICLE and the State Bar of Michigan.
We serve families throughout Michigan but work mostly in DeWitt, East Lansing, Grand Ledge, Haslett, Holt, Lansing, Dimondale, Okemos, Mason, and outlying areas within driving distance of Lansing. If you loved working with your Family Wills & Trust attorney please share with others on Facebook!
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A family trust is the vehicle estate planners use to hold family assets until they are eventually distributed to trust beneficiaries. Family Trusts can be tailored to exacting specifications to suit your family needs, and the asset protection goals you have in mind.
When used correctly, a properly drafted living trusts can help avoid probate. An attorney who practices exclusively in estate planning can make sure your family will not only avoid probate, but see that they also enjoy many other exciting benefits. To learn the awesome power of our living trust based plans all you need to do is schedule a personal planning session.
PERSONAL ESTATE PLANNING
At Family Wills & Trust, our guardianship, wills, estate planning and living trust attorneys are called personal planning lawyers. Together we’ll design a plan to accomplish your goals as well as account for other things you might not have thought of. Clients enjoy unlimited communication, can ask questions as they come up or even years down the road.
UNIQUE ESTATE PLANS
Planning for a single mother is different than planning for empty nesters, or grandparents. We understand these types of differences and take them to heart knowing your family is unique and special. We’ll help you implement a comprehensive estate plan to avoid probate, protect life insurance, or even show you how your 401K can brighten your family’s future many years after you’re gone.
A living will is a personal document that declares your wishes pertaining to healthcare decisions, preferred treatments and procedures. Should you ever be unable to make medical decisions for your self due to a permanently vegetative state that you aren’t expected to recover from, a living will communicates what health care choices you would have wanted to person you’ve chosen as your healthcare advocate and agent.
DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY
You can give legal authority to someone you trust with a financial durable power of attorney. This powerful document will allow the person you designate (your agent) to sign financial documents on your behalf, and even sell assets if necessary to pay your bills when you are not able to manage your own affairs.