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What is included in an estate plan?

Will and Testament: Wills are legal documents that inform the probate court of your wishes regarding the management of your assets and care for your ...

Benefits of a Living Trust

With No Will With A Will With A Living Trust At Incapacity (unable to handle your financial affairs) Court Control: Court appointee oversees your ...

The Importance of Planning Your Funeral and Burial Arrangements

When reviewing your estate planning documents, much of the time with your attorney is spent discussing options for distribution of assets, ...

Family Allowance in Michigan

When a loved one passes away, the financial stress can be very great for those who were supported by this individual. To help limit the hardship on ...

Homestead Allowance Value in Michigan

A decedent’s surviving spouse is entitled to a homestead allowance of $15,000 ($29,000 in 2020), adjusted for inflation. If there is no ...

Small Estate Threshold Values in Michigan

In Michigan, to qualify for a “Small Estate” in probate court, the gross estate must be valued under certain monetary thresholds. This valuation is ...

Zoom Meetings

Want to speak to an estate planning attorney but nervous about Covid-19? Speak to one of our estate planning or probate attorneys virtually via! ...

We Are Open For Business!

Wakefield, Sutherland & Lubera – Troy Office is open for business during the Covid-19 pandemic! WSL Troy is continuing all operations from ...

WSL LAW COVID-19 UPDATE

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all attorneys and support staff have moved all operations to remote locations. During this difficult time, our number ...