Estate Planning And Probate
Our firm provides comprehensive estate planning and probate services. Several of our attorneys belong to the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the Michigan Bar Association. David L. Kull and Robert J. Kull hold Certificates of Completion in the areas of probate and estate planning issued by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Our attorneys provide counseling and drafting related to:
Wills, codicils, and durable powers of attorney
Medical Durable Powers of Attorney (appointing a patient advocate) and Halachic Wills
Living (revocable) trusts, testamentary trusts, charitable trusts, irrevocable trusts and amendments, and special needs trusts
Joint asset distribution and agreements
Medicaid planning/eldercare planning
Conservatorships and guardianships
When it becomes necessary to probate an estate through the court system, our firm can assist with the entire probate process, including opening the estate, administering the estate, handling creditor’s claims, distributing assets, and closing the estate. Our firm also assists successor trustees in administering and distributing trusts.
Our firm provides complete representation to our clients in administering guardianships and conservatorships in the Probate Court. We provide Medicaid planning to help clients with smaller estates preserve their estate if a long stay in a nursing home is likely. In planning for Medicaid, our firm helps to assure that the non-confined spouse can live with sufficient assets to sustain themselves.