Estate Planning

You have worked hard all of your life. Now you should have the peace of mind knowing the legacy of your estate will be preserved for your loved ones. You may feel like your wishes have been made clear but until they are defined within an estate plan, you run the risk of family members misinterpreting what you want.

TAILORING OUR WORK BASED ON THE GOALS YOU HAVE FOR YOUR ESTATE

At The Law Offices of Kassab Arabo, PLLC, we are committed to helping you plan ahead and alleviate the chance for any guesswork. We have more than a decade of experience developing simple and complex estate plans depending on our clients’ needs. Whether you want to establish a will defining how your property should be allocated or you want to name a legal guardian for your minor children, estate planning attorney Alivia Kassab Arabo can make this happen. Contact her law firm in West Bloomfield, Michigan, to learn how she can help you customize an estate plan based on the specific plans or goals you have.

OFFERING A VARIETY OF ESTATE PLANNING SERVICES

The terms of an estate plan can vary greatly based on a family’s unique circumstances. You should never be satisfied with a templated estate plan. Instead, an estate plan should be reflective of your family. This cannot happen without the help of an experienced attorney focused on understanding the people an estate plan is designed to protect.

During an initial consultation, Alivia Kassab Arabo will work with you to understand if, for example, you have children from a first marriage you want to make sure are given their fair share of the inheritance. If you are looking to preserve assets for a child with special needs or you would like a portion of your inheritance to go to your favorite charity, she will ask the right questions to make sure these intentions are known. Based on the time she spends with you, she will gain a better understanding of the type of estate planning services you need, such as:

  • Will — A will, will be used to define how your assets should be distributed after you pass away. In your will, you could also name a legal guardian for your minor children, if something were to happen to you.
  • Trusts — If you want to preserve your assets with minimal tax implications, you may want to consider establishing a trust. Any assets placed into a trust can be transferred efficiently to beneficiaries, while avoiding unnecessary taxes.
  • Power of attorney — You can name someone as your power of attorney to act in your best interests, if you become unable to communicate your thoughts. The power of attorney would be responsible to make financial decisions on your behalf.
  • Advanced health care directives — In your estate plan, you can designate how you would like to be treated, if you become unable to communicate your wishes. You can also name a power of attorney to handle health care decisions for you. This person would follow the terms of the estate plan defining your wishes regarding organ donation, life support and other highly sensitive health care issues.

EXPERIENCED IN ESTATE PLANNING AND POWER OF ATTORNEY WORK IN OAKLAND COUNTY

Attorney Alivia Kassab Arabo is an experienced estate planning attorney committed to helping you protect the legacy of your estate. She knows how to do this in an effort to avoid unnecessary tax implications to your state. Ms. Arabo has worked with families to maximize the value of an estate when faced with high nursing home expenses. She was also appointed to draft a power of attorney legislation in Michigan. She knows the local estate planning laws and will take every measure possible to preserve your financial interests.

CONTACT OUR ESTATE PLANNING LAWYER TO PROTECT YOUR FINANCIAL LEGACY

When you walk into our law office, you will be seen as an individual — not as a dollar bill. Attorney Alivia Kassab Arabo will take the time to understand how an estate plan can be established to protect you and the ones you love. Contact our law firm in West Bloomfield to learn our she can tailor her approach based on the plan you have for your estate. Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Evenings and weekend appointments are available.