At Legacy Counsel, we do more than unique planning for estates. We are also here for our clients after a loved one passes. We work with executors to help them through the Michigan probate process and are able to assist in the administration of trusts.
Probate Administration in Michigan
In Michigan, probate can be a difficult and lengthy process. Depending on the size and complexity of the estate, being appointed an executor can be a huge undertaking. Our compassionate and committed attorney is prepared to work with you and your family to move through the probate process efficiently and effectively to limit your costs, time, and effort.
Trust Administration in Michigan
If your loved one passes with a trust, it is important to make sure that the trustee (whether a family member or corporate trustee) understands the trust instructions and accurately administers the trust to benefit the heirs. Every trust is different, and an attorney can help your family administer a trust effectively, efficiently, and accurately.
Predictable Billing and Transparency
Predictable billing is always the Legacy Counsel promise. However, not all areas of law lend themselves to a fixed-rate model. In Michigan, attorneys are customarily expected to bill by the hour for legal services provided in probate and trust administration. In keeping with this expectation, Legacy Counsel uses the traditional hourly rate model in billing for such services. However, at Legacy Counsel, our commitment to open communication, transparency, and trust means that, when working with you or your loved ones on probate or trust administrative matters, we always
- Give a cost estimate in advance
- Provide regular, detailed timesheets
- Never go above that estimate without our client’s consent
There’s more good news. The initial consultation fee for probate and trust administration matters is waived for participants in our Legacy Membership Program!
For some of our clients, it makes sense to hire an attorney to serve as executor or trustee. Other clients simply prefer the support and peace of mind that comes from having an attorney to help guide them through the process. If you are interested in learning more about probate and trust administration, feel free to reach out to us.