Wills, trusts and estate administration involves many issues including fiduciary duties, tax law, real estate and creditor’s rights. The team at the Van Den Heuvel Law Office has a proven record of success in protecting families and their financial futures. Our years of experience in estate planning allow us to review your individual circumstances and create a strategy that is most beneficial to you. We use every resource available to optimize the outcome for our clients.
A will is a device that lets you tell the world who you want to get your assets when you are gone. Thus, if you own anything, you need a will. If you die without one, the state decides who gets what during the probate process, without regard to your wishes or your heirs’ needs. Creating a will is especially important for people with young children, because wills are the best way to transfer guardianship of minors. Wills are also essential to individuals with high net worth interested in protecting their family’s inheritance. A qualified wills lawyers can help you determine the best means for protecting your loved ones and your assets after you have passed.
Many clients come to us asking for a trust, but few know the different kinds of trusts that are available. Some of the more common types of trusts are:
If you are a high net-worth individual, we offer unique family trust products to minimize income taxes and maximize the amount you are able to pass on to your family members under the law. Trust attorneys can review your individual circumstances and help you decide which type of trust is most beneficial to you and your family. At the Van Den Heuvel Law Office, we can also assist you with trust administration matters.
A power of attorney (POA) is a written authorization for somebody else to act on your behalf in business or personal matters. The reality is that none of us know our future, so it is better to take action to protect yourself while you can. Two common types of POA relationships are:
To talk with our legal team about how estate planning can benefit you, contact the Van Den Heuvel Law Office by calling us at 616-698-0000. You may also complete our online contact form. After hours consultations are available by appointment. We are also available on Skype by appointment.
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