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End of Life Planning - Michigan Estate Planning
This article about end-of-life planning by Michigan estate planning attorney Nicole Wipp and the Family & Aging Law Center is not legal advice. It is for informational purposes only. To create your end-of-life plan in Michigan, contact us today.
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Michigan Estate Planning: Your End-of-Life Planning Guide
When it comes to planning for what happens when you die, there are many considerations to be made.
Our office provides comprehensive end-of-life planning, including things we would traditionally consider to be Michigan estate planning...but even more, as we also provide services related to needing care at the end of life.
Who gets what? When do they get it? How will they get it? Who decides? Who is in charge? What happens if extensive care is needed - how will we be able to afford it?
These questions, and many more, need to be answered if you want to stay in control. That's where we come in! We can help you make sure that not only are these questions answered but that they are put into a legal format that ensures your wishes are followed.
Bottom line: your Michigan estate plan is the best end-of-life planning you can do. We can help!
Your Questions Answered...
What happens if you pass away without a will in place?
In Michigan, if you pass without a will, your estate will pass according to what is known as "intestate succession" and will be subject to the probate process.
What is a living will?
In Michigan estate planning, we don't call these documents living wills. A living will is a end of life planning document that directs what you want to happen related to life-sustaining treatment and end-of-life care.
This concept and these issues are included in our firm's power of attorney document for medical care. This way, not only are your wishes known, there is legal power for a person to be able to act on your wishes.
It also includes an advance directive, which helps your loved ones know what type of life-sustaining treatment you want or do not want, and under what conditions you would want to continue such treatment.
Should you have a separate legal document for business decisions?
If you own a business, it is quite likely that you should have a special business power of attorney. The reality is, the person you pick for your personal finances is often not the right choice when it comes to making future decisions related to your business.
Attorney Nicole Wipp is well-versed in the complexities of business vs. financial decisions and can help you decide what the right thing to do for you, your family, and your business is.Contact Us Today
End of Life Planning: Funeral And Burial Arrangements
Should you write your own obituary and death notice? The answer lies in whether you want to and if you think it is something that you can handle better than those you leave behind. While it is certainly helpful if you do, it isn't necessary.
Many of our clients choose to ensure their funeral or memorial service is taken care of through life insurance or an irrevocable pre-paid funeral. Doing a pre-paid funeral and documenting your final wishes is one of the best ways to take the burden of funeral arrangements off your family's plate when they are most stressed!
End-of-life Medical Care: Michigan Elder Law
Elder law is advance care planning. It is the process of ensuring you have enough money to live out your days in peace to the best of your financial ability. It also ensures you can get the care you need without going broke if you need advanced or skilled nursing care (nursing home).
To find out more about our elder law services, click here.