It's Always A Good Time To Plan

For you and your family.

Less than one-third of Americans say they have a will or another type of estate planning document!* (Source: Caring.com).  

Estate Planning encompasses not just planning for transfer of assets at death, but also planning for incapacity or disability during life. With an aging population, dementia is increasingly common and necessitates proactive and early planning, regardless of one’s age or health.

Planning Simplified

With Miracle Law you’ll receive a comprehensive estate plan and a holistic approach throughout the entire process.  We begin with a questionnaire covering assets, family dynamics, potential nominee fiduciaries and any special situation that may apply to you. Then you'll meet with Attorney Miracle for a complimentary consultation where you'll discuss your concerns and objectives.  Attorney Miracle will provide recommendations for which documents you'll need to accomplish those goals.  

Once a plan is selected, a signing date is scheduled.  A week or so prior to the signing you'll receive secure draft documents. This allows plenty of time to make any edits as necessary.

You'll come back in one last time for the signing and a detailed explanation of the documents, typically a discussion on how to accomplish something we call trust funding.  It's all pretty painless, and you will have peace of mind and feel better when the process is finalized.

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location

2401 Camelot Ct., Suite A
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

email

meaghan@miracleattorney.com

Everything you need to feel secure.

You don't simply receive legal documents. The Comprehensive Estate Plan includes the following:

Portfolio
Binder

A leather binder featuring personalized estate planning information, all of your documents, and instructions for your successors. Everything in one place.

Explanation
of DOCUMENTS

Each document has a summary tab describing its purposes and explaining when it takes effect.

LOCATION 
LISTS

A convenient guide to the location of your important documents and who to notify in the case of your disability or death.

TrUsT FUNDING
Instructions

Step-by-step instructions on re-titling assets of any kind to your Trust.

PERSONALIZED counsel on trust funding

We personally record any deeds on your behalf and ensure all beneficiary forms are modified accordingly.

PERSONALIZED ESTATE
PLANNING LETTER

Every detail is anticipated, including care for children or pets, funeral and burial instructions, and even philosophical wills.

DIRECTIONS FOR THE TRUSTEE

Your successor will be empowered to handle any necessary steps upon your incapacity or death. We include checklists of action-items.

Types of Estate Planning Documents

Trusts

If you decide to create a trust, it becomes the most important document in your estate plan.

When properly funded, a trust avoids probate for all of your assets and allows the trustee to have total control over your assets – saving your loved ones significant probate costs. Typically, you are the trustee until you become disabled or pass away.

A Trust provides a private, prompt, flexible and efficient method to distribute your assets after death. It protects against conservatorship proceedings if you become legally incompetent. It can avoid or reduce death taxes. A trust may provide protection from creditor actions for trust beneficiaries. Trusts are easily amended should circumstances change.

Special Needs Trust

If you plan to leave assets to a loved one with a disability, a Special Needs Trust may be appropriate.  

Careful planning allows them to maintain eligibility for income-based government benefits. Special Needs Trusts are divided into two categories: first-party (self-funded) or third-party, when they are created for the benefit or someone other than the grantor. Specific requirements accompany each type, and some may need approval from the probate court.

Wills

A will directs the probate court on how to transfer your assets when you pass away.

It does not avoid probate. Without a will, Michigan law governs distribution of property through a series of default rules.  A Will also appoints a guardian and conservator for any minor children.

Durable Power of Attorney

Your Durable Powers of Attorney appoint an agent to handle any financial or business matters outside your trust on your behalf.

These powers will not be affected by your disability.

Designation of Patient Advocate and Living Will

In these documents, you name a Patient Advocate to make health care decisions for you if you are incapable of making such decisions yourself.  

Your Patient Advocate is given broad authority to make many important decisions for you.  In the "Living Will" section of these documents, you inform your health care providers, family and patient advocate of your wishes should you become unable to participate in medical treatment decision making for yourself.  In certain situations, you ask that you be given comfort care and pain relief but that no life prolonging procedures be used.

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Get in touch to discuss your estate planning needs. We have a variety of plans to work with any budget.

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