Michigan Probate Lawyers
With estate planning and administration often comes probate, the legal process of transferring the estate to the appropriate beneficiaries and settling up certain debts to be paid from the estate following a person’s death. While most wills are created in a meticulous manner to try to eliminate the need for probate, a majority of wills or trusts must still be probated.
Often the probate process can be complex and time consuming. Even the most well-constructed estate plan can take up to two years to complete its probate administration.
While the process alone can be complicated, the emotions and concerns of family members and loved ones can also affect the time it takes to complete and the level of its complexity.
Our Grand Rapids probate attorneys at Velzen, Johnsen & Wikander, P.C., can help simplify this multifaceted process.
Making Probate Easier for You and Your Family
With more than 50 combined years of experience in family law, we have helped families of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the surrounding areas get through difficult times by offering our knowledge and competency of probating wills.
We have handled both uncontested and contested estate plans, where there were disputes over the validity of the will or trust, the wording of documents, and what property is going to what family member or loved one.
At Velzen, Johnsen & Wikander, we can help you:
- Identify and inventory probate property
- Collect probate property
- Pay remaining debts and taxes owed by the estate
- Settle disputes regarding the estate and the beneficiaries
- Distribute and transfer the appropriate property to heirs and other beneficiaries
Our Grand Rapids estate planning lawyers want to help you with any or all parts of the probate process. We can also provide legal counsel if you believe a will is invalid.
Contact Velzen, Johnsen & Wikander, P.C.
Do you need help probating an estate? Or, do you have questions about issues surrounding the death of a loved one? Call Velzen, Johnsen & Wikander, P.C., today at 616-233-9160 or contact us online. Our business hours are Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and early morning and evening hours by appointment. Our Grand Rapids probate lawyers represent clients in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the surrounding areas.