Bay County, Michigan Estate Planning Lawyers

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Guy Greve
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Bay County, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(989) 893-9578 817 Washington Ave
Bay City, MI 48708
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Insurance Claims
George F Shaw
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Bay County, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
1308 Columbus Avenue
Suite 101
Bay City, MI 48708
Estate Planning
Bay County, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(989) 892-0591 900 Center Ave
Bay City, MI 48708
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Bay County, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(989) 892-2595 703 Washington Ave
Bay City, MI 48708
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Business
Bay County, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(989) 893-9511 903 N Jackson St
Bay City, MI 48708
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Bay County, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(989) 893-3518 916 Washington Ave
Bay City, MI 48708
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Bay County, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(989) 893-3518 916 Washington Ave
Bay City, MI 48708
Estate Planning, Business, Employment and Tax
Bay County, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(989) 894-2000 303 Hart St
Essexville, MI 48732
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Municipal
Bay County, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(989) 893-9511 903 N Jackson St
Bay City, MI 48708
Estate Planning
Bay County, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(989) 893-3518 916 Washington Ave
Bay City, MI 48708
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Personal Injury
Bay County, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(989) 891-0860 306 5th St
Bay City, MI 48708
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Bay County, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(989) 892-0591 900 Center Ave
Bay City, MI 48708
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Scot C. Putzig
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Saginaw County, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 5 years experience
(989) 799-5000 5195 Hampton Pl
Saginaw, MI 48604
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of Notre Dame
Giving legal counsel and advice is a difficult practice, governed by a web of intersecting federal and state legislation and subject to constant change. Whether you are looking at legal compliance, negotiating a contract or real estate deal, or having to fight an unreasonable claim or lawsuit, you have to balance legal rights and obligations with the knowledge that business and life must go on. That is why I consider every client my most important client and give clients easy access, fast response times, brief, practical, and easy to understand legal advice, and point out and help clients...
Aaron S. Coltrane
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Saginaw County, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(989) 275-4365 803 N. Michigan Ave.
Located in the Shek Law Building
Saginaw, MI 48602
Estate Planning, Criminal, Family and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am a dedicated Attorney serving the great state of Michigan from Lansing to Traverse City, and all surrounding areas. I have a strong belief in our rights of life, liberty and freedom, as citizens of this great country, and I will do everything within my power to prevent my client's rights from being abridged. I specialize in the areas of Criminal Defense, Family Law, Personal Injury, No Fault, and civil litigation, but I devote myself to helping anyone in need, no matter the legal significance. I pride myself on providing personalized services and obtaining the best...
Julie Gafkay
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Saginaw County, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(877) 524-4529 175 S. Main Street
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Estate Planning, Civil Rights, Elder and Probate
Julie A. Gafkay graduated from Michigan State University in 1992 with a dual major in criminal justice and political theory. She graduated from Whittier Law School in 1995 with honors. Her first position was in Flint, Michigan focusing on civil rights and employment discrimination. In 2003, Attorney Gafkay opened her own statewide practice in Frankenmuth, Michigan. The practice's attorneys provide a general practice to the local area providing legal services in Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Business Planning, contract review, landlord/tenant issues, real estate, employment issues and other general practice areas. Attorney Gafkay has...
Geraldine Anne Brown
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Saginaw County, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(989) 791-8181 685 Westfield Ave
Saginaw, MI 48602
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Elder
Michigan State University College of Law
Our firm assists clients in protecting and preserving their assets and making sure those hard-earned assets are directed where the owners intend and not misused or squandered on taxes. I am also a Veterans Administration Accredited Attorney
Michael J Shovan
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearch
Saginaw County, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(989) 233-9389 5090 State Street
Building A
Saginaw, MI 48603
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Education
Michigan State University
I graduated from the Detroit College of Law (MSU) in 1990 and was licensed by the State Bar of Michigan that same year. I graduated with honors with a concentration in taxation and was a published author in the nationally esteemed Detroit College Law Review. My practice is devoted exclusively to asset protection, consumer bankruptcy and student loan assistance. My unique approach to clients enables them to actively participate in the process so that you are completely involved in the process and understand exactly what your options are and what option is best for you and your family. ...
Travis I Dafoe
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Saginaw County, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(989) 321-2330 160 S. Main St, Ste 4
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I enjoy the interaction with people where I can explain something that may seem complex in a way that helps them understand. As a former teacher, I do enjoy those ah-ha moments where things click. I enjoy talking with clients and getting to know them and their situation, so that I can find the best possible solutions for their needs. I believe that effective estate planning is a critical component of my client’s life planning. I believe that family fights over inheritance are unnecessary and wasteful. Families achieve better outcomes through planning rather than fighting. While it is...
Sharon Burgess
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Saginaw County, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years experience
(989) 652-9923 140 W Tuscola St
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I reside in Frankenmuth, Michigan, and practice in the firm’s Frankenmuth and Saginaw offices. I specialize in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate and Estate Administration, Business Organizations, Real Estate Law, and I am VA certified. I am a frequent speaker and seminar presenter on estate planning and elder law. My practice in the field of elder law covers Medicaid qualification, estate planning, Guardianship, Conservatorships, and Veterans benefits.

I am on the Board of Directors of the Frankenmnuth Morning Rotary. I am an active member and have served on the Board of Directors for the Northeastern Michigan Estate Planning Council and the...
Darrell Zolton
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Saginaw County, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(989) 792-1111 6420 Normandy Dr
Saginaw, MI 48638
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Andrew D. Richards
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Saginaw County, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years experience
(989) 792-9641 200 St. Andrews Road
Saginaw, MI 48638
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
The Catholic University of America
I am an Estate Planning and Business Succession Planning Attorney, with the Saginaw - based law firm of Smith Bovill, P.C. I have been a Partner in the firm since 1991. I enjoy working with families and their estate planning and family businesses to help them with succession planning. We work with clients, most often on a flat fee basis, with a no-fee, no-obligation initial consultation. Clients meet with me personally on a one-to-one basis in all cases. Our staff is courteous, professional, knowledgeable and friendly. My philosophy is to build long-term relationships with clients.
R. Drummond Black
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Midland County, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 44 years experience
(989) 839-0300 6024 Eastman Avenue
Midland, MI 48640
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
University of Michigan Law School
Susan Williamson
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Saginaw County, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(989) 652-2671 190 E. School Street
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Mr. Philip Alexander Sturtz
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Saginaw County, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(989) 799-4701 608 South Michigan Avenue
Saginaw, MI 48602
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Michigan State University
Stephen Houseal
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Midland County, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(989) 486-9446 784 S. Poseyville Rd
Midland, MI 48640
Estate Planning, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Saginaw County, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(989) 498-2100 4301 Fashion Square Blvd
Saginaw, MI 48603
Estate Planning, Business, Environmental and Real Estate
Saginaw County, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
5195 Hampton Pl
Saginaw, MI 48604
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Saginaw County, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(989) 498-2100 4301 Fashion Square Blvd
Saginaw, MI 48603
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Saginaw County, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(989) 498-2100 4301 Fashion Square Blvd
Saginaw, MI 48603
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Saginaw County, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(989) 498-2100 4301 Fashion Square Blvd
Saginaw, MI 48603
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Saginaw County, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(989) 799-5000 5195 Hampton Pl
Saginaw, MI 48604
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Saginaw County, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(989) 498-2100 4301 Fashion Square Blvd
Saginaw, MI 48603
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Midland County, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(989) 837-2688 121 McDonald St
Midland, MI 48640
Estate Planning, Environmental and Real Estate
Midland County, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(989) 839-0300 6024 Eastman Ave
Midland, MI 48640
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation and Tax
Saginaw County, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(989) 790-2500 721 S Michigan Ave
Saginaw, MI 48602
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Elder
Midland County, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(989) 832-8096 112 Dartmouth Dr
Midland, MI 48640
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Midland County, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(989) 839-0300 6024 Eastman Ave
Midland, MI 48640
Estate Planning, Business and Health Care
Saginaw County, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(989) 793-2280 611 S Michigan Ave
Saginaw, MI 48602
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Saginaw County, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(989) 793-7000 908 Court St
Saginaw, MI 48602
Estate Planning and Business
Saginaw County, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(989) 799-6640 4058 State St
Saginaw, MI 48603
Estate Planning and Real Estate
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Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.