Helping Your Family Plan for the Future
With more than 40 years of estate planning experience, Peter M. Doerr has in-depth knowledge of estate planning to accomplish:
- Creating an Estate Plan
- Drafting Last Will and Testaments
- Preparing Lady Bird Deeds
- Establishing Living Trusts
- Drafting General Power of Attorneys
- Preparing Medical Power of Attorneys
- Drafting Living Wills
- Developing Asset Protection
- Representation in Guardianship and Conservatorship matters
Creating the Best Estate Plan
Peter M. Doerr can review your family arrangements, financial situations, and philosophical goals to advise you on:
- Transferring your assets
- Minimizing taxes
- Establishing guardianship for your minor children
- Supporting personal philanthropic causes
- Protecting your loved ones
Writing Your Last Will and Testament
A Last Will and Testament provides you with the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your loved ones, and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to somebody besides a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, friend, or charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed and who cares for your minor children — decisions that might not reflect your desires. Let Peter M. Doerr draft a valid a Last Will and Testament that ensures your intentions are honored.
Establishing a Living Trust
Peter M. Doerr evaluates whether specific legal tools can benefit your estate and discusses your many options. Also called a revocable trust, a living trust can provide for continued care of minor children or an incapacitated family member. If your assets are held in a living trust, your heirs may avoid probate, which expedites the distribution of assets and keeps the estate’s private information out of the public records. Peter M. Doerr can prepare the documents necessary to establish a living trust tailored to your personal needs.
Contact the Genesee County estate planning lawyer who can help plan your legacy. Call Peter M. Doerr at 810.686.7030 or contact us online.