A Business Insider article advises that there are 25 key documents that you need to leave for your family before you die. The article points out the financial problems caused by failing to keep these documents. In fact, there is currently $32.9 billion in unclaimed bank accounts and other assets being held by State treasuries.
Legal Strategies, P.C. is a Shelby Charter Township, Michigan law firm dedicated to providing its clients with the highest quality of legal services in Michigan, at a reasonable price. We zealously represent individual and corporate clients, concentrating our practice in the areas of estate planning, probate and real estate.
Legal Strategies, P.C. brings knowledge and experience to each client's legal case. As a result, the law firm can help you anticipate and prevent problems, instead of merely reacting to problems after the fact.
Our core objective is to provide superb legal representation in a cost effective manner. We achieve that objective by ensuring that no legal matter is overlooked. Our clients' interests are always the top priority.
Avoid the Pitfalls of Estate Planning!
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At Legal Strategies, we understand that planning for your family’s future can be very stressful. Our first priority is to answer all of your questions and to correct any misinformation that you have been given. Only after we help you build a strong knowledge base will we work with you to make sound decisions about your estate plan.
At Legal Strategies, we understand that handling the affairs for a disabled or deceased family member can be very emotional. Our first priority is to fully explain what you can expect to happen in probate court and to dispel any misconceptions that you may have. After that, we will answer all of your questions about the process. Then, we will work side-by-side with you to make sure that you understand your role, protect your family and meet your obligations to the probate court.
In addition to our estate planning and probate work, we also work on real estate and business law matters. If you're in the process of buying or selling a home, or maybe you're starting your own business, give Terri a call today at (586) 783-8350.
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Recently we had need of an attorney to handle an estate after a relative passed away. Terri North and her staff at Legal Strategies were absolutely amazing. They helped us work through the process, educating us along the way and advising us legally each step. They handled all those things we couldn't handle ourselves and were gracious to advise us professionally. We felt they personally invested in our situation and we are so pleased with how it all went. I highly recommend them, and have already done so many times. I never thought we'd need an attorney, but am so grateful that we found one that I feel we could contact at any time and count on!
Terri is an honest and trustworthy advisor who tells it like it is. I feel very comfortable working with her regarding my estate planning.
I have used Terri to do not only my estate planning, but for real estate endeavors as well. With Terri's expertise I was able to achieve goals that I previously thought may not be possible & have preseved assets that now can be passed down to my son. Terri is very thorough & has the forethought to ask those tough "what if" questions that protect us from unforeseen circumstances that can (and in my case, did) occur. I'm grateful for her diligence & guidance. The return on investment is immeasurable.
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It's convenient when tasks you need to complete are based on a set schedule, such as filing your income taxes by April 15th. Or when you get a reminder, like it's time for your annual physical.Unfortunately, keeping your estate plan up to date is not quite as routine and rather than being proactive, many people wait until an event forces them to make a change.
Since 1787, Michigan law has given women "dower" rights. Dower rights gave widows a one-third interest in any real estate owned by her husband during their marriage. This allowed a deceased husband to provide economic support for his surviving wife.