Estate Planning Lawyer

Lansing Estate Planning Lawyer

My goal as a Lansing estate planning lawyer is to be your trusted advisor who helps you make the very best personal, financial, and legal decisions for you and your family throughout your lifetime. I want to help you not just now, but also when you can’t be there so I can help guide your loved ones as efficiently as possible.

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We Are The Ones You Need

At Leydorf Law Firms, PLLC, we’ve built our reputation on working professionally with growing families in the Lansing area and all over the state to help them create the best estate plans. We understand you’re busy raising a family and building a legacy, so we’ve made the process of estate planning as easy and convenient as possible.

Estate planning

Estate planning is as important today as it was in the past. Our team can help you feel rest assured that your assets will be handled in a manner that you approve of in case you become incapacitated or die.


Our Practice Areas

Our process begins with a Family Wealth Planning Session. Before the Session you will complete homework that will have you feeling more organized and put together than you have in a long time. Maybe ever.

Benefits of Creating an Estate Plan

Many benefits come with estate planning. The primary reason to have a detailed plan is to protect the beneficiaries of your estate in the event of your death. Without one, it will be up to the courts to decide who gets your assets, a process that can be very costly, time-consuming, and even ugly at times. An estate plan also helps ensure your young children are cared for in a manner that you approve in the event of the unthinkable. If you have small children, you owe it to yourself to create a plan on how they will be taken care of. You should consider setting up a trust to hold your assets and name their guardians to secure their future should both parents die before the children turn 18.

Estate plans also allow individuals to transfer assets to their beneficiaries with the smallest possible estate transfer tax burden. With the help of an estate planning attorney in Lansing, you can considerably reduce federal taxes and state inheritance and estate taxes through your plan. Without an estate plan, the amount your beneficiaries may owe the Internal Revenue Service could be a burden.

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    Estate Planning Process

    What Can an Attorney Do Through the Estate Planning Process?

    An experienced attorney can break down the benefits of having an estate plan in a manner that you’ll understand and advise you on how to streamline the current state of your Lansing affairs.

    First, our team can provide you with a Family Wealth Inventory and Assessment worksheet to fill out and return to us so our time together can be productive. This assessment helps us understand the specifics of your situation concerning estate planning. After that, we can schedule a Family Wealth Planning Session to help you understand the basics of estate planning, its importance, and other essential information. If you feel that your situation is not in order and you’re ready to work with us, we can go ahead and create a plan that suits the needs of your family.

    As professional estate planners, we’ll help you design a revocable living trust in which you’ll name your beneficiaries. Importantly, a revocable living trust can be changed as your circumstances or wishes change. This planning tool helps your family to avoid the cost and delays associated with probate, minimizes estate taxes, offers flexibility, and protects the privacy of the trust owner.

    You can also take advantage of our advanced estate planning services with a seasoned Lansing attorney if you have additional needs for your circumstances. Our team is standing by and is ready to assist you.

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    Call a Lansing Estate Planning Attorney for Assistance

    Generally, everyone with a family needs to have an estate plan to eliminate the many problems that could arise if something unexpected happens. Parents with minor children are particularly advised to set up an estate plan as early as possible to ensure their children are protected in the event of the unthinkable. Work with a Lansing estate planning lawyer to create a plan for the sake of your family. In case you’re looking for help with estate planning, look no further than The Leydorf Law Firm, PLLC. Call today to schedule a consultation.