In an effort to “avoid probate,” many people are being advised to create a trust. While it is true that a properly funded trust can avoid probate, it is also true that many less expensive (or free) strategies can be implemented to allow certain assets to pass to heirs without probate court involvement. Our leading estate planning attorneys in Muskegon, MI understand that estate plans are not “one size fits all.” Every client and every client’s situation is different. And some clients simply do not need the added protection – or the added expense of creating a trust. If you are young, just starting out, or starting over, a will may be all you need to protect the assets you have.

Gielow Groom Terpstra & McEvoy’s estate planning attorneys take the time to understand clients and their specific situations. They have helped clients in Muskegon, Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Holland, Grand Rapids, and throughout West Michigan, each with their own unique circumstances. We will not “oversell” you an estate plan. Instead, we will make sure you understand all of your options so that you can make an informed and economical decision for protecting your assets.