Schmidt & Long, Estate Planning Attorney Benjamin Long, Ferndale, Michigan
Your family means everything to you. When it comes to protecting them after you are gone, you need an attorney who has the foresight to make sure your affairs will be handled the way you intend.
At Schmidt & Long, PLLC, in Ferndale, Michigan, we understand how important it is to protect your family and your assets after your death. Whether you are just looking out for your spouse, or have a long list of beneficiaries, Schmidt & Long can prepare the documents to ensure your wishes are fulfilled when you are no longer able to do it yourself.
Planning for Your Assets After Death
It’s been said “You can’t take it with you.” So what do you do with it after you’re gone? A thorough estate plan includes will and trust documents that direct the distribution of your assets upon your death. If you want to leave your assets to your family, we can do that. If you would rather donate everything to charity, that can be done too. Estate planning attorney Benjamin Long can create a trust to protect and provide for your family when you are no longer able.
Protecting the Living
A well-written estate plan is about providing for the living, as well as preparing for death. Trusts, powers of attorney, medical directives, and HIPAA releases are all designed to take care of you before you pass away. They make sure someone you trust is making the decisions for you when you are ill. Appointments of guardians, conservators, and trustees protect you and your children in case something should happen.
Providing for Your Pets
For some people, pets are family. But in the eyes of the law, cats, dogs, and exotic pets are just things. Without proper pet planning, your fur-babies could find themselves without a home. As the founder of the Ferndale Cat Shelter, Attorney Benjamin Long has a special place in his heart for animals. He will make sure that your estate plan includes specific directives on how your pets will be cared for after your death.
Get Estate Planning Help From Schmidt & Long
When its your family on the line, you need a complete estate plan that will protect you when you are hurt and provide for your loved ones after your gone. Contact Schmidt & Long, PLLC, in Ferndale, Michigan to schedule a free consultation with our estate planning attorneys. We’ll help you plan for the future and put the paperwork together to get it done.