Helping you set up a will, trust, power of attorney, and more
For many people, estate planning is easy to put off. No one really wants to think about what will happen after they pass away or become disabled. However, establishing a cohesive plan for your assets and property is an important step for people of all ages.
At the Law Office of Cery Kennedy, I help you attain the peace of mind you need and deserve, assisting with a wide range of estate planning matters. Whether you need to set up a will or trust, durable power of attorney, or outline your wishes as they relate to your medical care, you can rest assured that you will receive honest, upfront, and dependable legal guidance.
Throughout the process, I listen carefully to your concerns and goals, delivering exceptional advice and a cohesive strategy based on your unique needs and situation. I offer flexible office hours to fit your busy schedule.
Navigating the estate planning process in Michigan
No two estate plans are the same, and the approach you take depends on the value of your estate, how you would like to distribute your assets after your passing, and your wishes regarding the medical and financial decisions you would like made on your behalf. I assist with the following estate planning needs:
- Wills: A will is a legal document that informs those who succeed the deceased person as to how assets should be distributed after that person's death. It also tells the court which people are entitled to the decedent's estate. It has no impact on a person's lifetime affairs and does not address incapacity during one's lifetime.
- Trusts: By placing certain assets and property in a trust, you may designate a trustee to oversee those assets for a predetermined period of time. After that, the property may be distributed to the trust's beneficiaries.
- Durable power of attorney: Through this arrangement, you permit another person to assist you with your business affairs either now or later when you are unable to do so yourself due to an illness or incapacitation. A durable power of attorney arrangement may be revoked at any time as long as you are competent and it expires at the time of death.
- Durable power of attorney for healthcare: A durable power of attorney for healthcare allows you to designate another person or persons (such as a spouse, child, or children) to make healthcare decisions for you in the event of your inability to do so. You may revoke this authorization as long as you are competent.
Speak with a trusted estate planning lawyer
If you could use the guidance of an estate planning attorney, work with the Law Office of Cery Kennedy. I serve individuals and families in Grand Rapids, Byron Center, Grandville, Caledonia, Walker, Rockford, Dorr, Wayland, Wyoming, Kentwood, Cedar Springs, Rockford, Sparta, and the surrounding communities. To learn more, call 616-326-1970, or contact me online today, or click here to schedule an appointment.