Experienced Legal Counsel For Clients Throughout Western Michigan
Quist Hansen PLLC provides a full range of estate planning services for individuals and families throughout western Michigan. Whether you are drafting a will or establishing a trust for the first time or need to make changes to your current estate planning documents because of the death of a loved one, divorce or remarriage, you will find us efficient, cost-effective and focused on personalized attention to detail.
From offices in Grand Rapids, Quist Hansen attorneys provide estate planning advice and documentation for clients throughout Kent County, Ottawa County, Montcalm County and Newaygo County in western Michigan. Call toll free 800-301-3471 or contact our office by email to arrange a free initial consultation with one of our experienced Grand Rapids estate planning attorneys today.
Arrange an initial consultation to discuss your needs in any of the following areas of estate planning:
- Wills, drafted and revised: A will is written documentation of your instructions regarding the distribution of your assets and property upon your death. This does not include jointly held property or property with beneficiaries. Having a will does not avoid probate.
- Trusts: A trust is an arrangement where you transfer legal title of your assets to the trust to be managed for the benefit of the persons named in the trust document as beneficiaries. An irrevocable trust legally removes the assets from your ownership and, therefore, can help you avoid probate. We can explain many different types of trusts that can be set up to meet your specific needs.
- Health care documents: An advance health care directive tells your loved ones of your final wishes regarding life support and extreme medical measures, in the event you become incapacitated and are unable to speak for yourself. By signing a power of attorney, you grant limited medical decisions regarding your care and treatment to the person of your choice. The state of Michigan requires certain health care documents to be filed with the court, in accordance with specific steps.
Will And Trust Litigation
Wills and trusts may be challenged by people who feel they have a legitimate claim as legal beneficiaries. Our lawyers are successful conflict resolution attorneys. We are dedicated to resolving your probate litigation case as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.We offer more than 15 years of experience in matters related to probate litigation, including representing personal representatives (formerly known as executors), trustees, family members and beneficiaries where there is a dispute involving estates and trusts.
In addition to estate planning, we can also help you with your probate needs. Learn more about our services at these information pages:
Montcalm County, Newaygo County And Kent County Power of Attorney Lawyer
Our office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Evening and weekend appointments may be made by special arrangement. We offer competitive fees for services and move your case along as efficiently as possible to help keep your costs reasonable. We accept all major credit cards for your convenience.