When Should I Begin Estate Planning in Michigan?

It is never too soon to start your estate planning journey. If you have built up assets and want to ensure that they end up in the hands of your loved ones once you pass away, be sure to get started on your estate plan today. Contact our experienced Michigan estate planning attorneys at Collis, Griffor & Hendra to get started on your estate plan today.

When can I begin estate planning in Michigan?

Most states allow you to create a will at the age of 18. Although many people argue that they will not need a will until they have children, that is not the case. If you have built up assets, you should make a will. We all have possessions that we care about, no matter how old we are.

If you are uncertain about when the right time for you to begin making your will is, do not hesitate to contact Collis, Griffor & Hendra today to learn more.

Can I create my estate plan without an attorney?

There are DIY estate plan templates that use a fill-in-the-blank method online. While these documents can be created and do not require the assistance of a licensed attorney, they may not be completed correctly. Estate planning is a very serious matter and it is crucial for the documents to be corrected created and filed in a specific way in order to be deemed valid. Without the help of an experienced attorney, there may be mistakes along the way.

It is recommended that if you would like to create an estate plan, you do so with the help of a skilled estate planning attorney.

Do I need to protect digital assets when estate planning?

Technology has been a key aspect of society. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that millennials have an abundance of digital assets, whether they know of it or not. Digital assets include logins and passwords, websites they own or contribute to, cryptocurrency, photos, videos, and more. It is best to appoint a digital executor that can handle these assets and ensure that they are all accounted for.

If you want to make sure that your estate plan encompasses all of your assets, it will benefit you to retain the services of an experienced Michigan estate planning attorney to make sure you are on the right track.

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