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Estate Plans - Wills - Trusts - Probate

We never know what could happen tomorrow, but we do know that having a solid Estate Plan can help ease the burden of your passing on your loved ones.

Chris Atallah Esq. - Founder and Managing Partner

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Author of "The Ultimate Guide to Wills & Trusts - Estate Planning for Michigan Families"

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Estate Planning Essentials

Last Will and Testament

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Make sure all you leave behind gets taken care of according to your wishes.

Trust Preparation

Trust
Preparation

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Avoid court, taxes, and preserve your estate for your loved ones by controlling your assets during your life and after death.

Living Will

Living
Will

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Make your end-of-life care preferences known now in case you can't communicate them.

Guardianship Designation

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Designate someone you trust to take care of your children if something should happen.

Medical Power of Attorney

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Appoint someone to make health care decisions if you become incapacitated.

Financial Power of Attorney

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Give permission to someone you trust to handle your financial and legal matters if you become incapacitated.

Estate Planning Document Comparison

Comprehensive Estate Plan

Last Will and Testament

Living
Trust

Living
Will

Financial Power of Attorney

Medical Power of Attorney

Decide who will receive your assets after you pass and appoint someone to carry out your wishes.

Transfer your assets to beneficiaries after your death.

Reduce death taxes, avoid probate fees, and preserve privacy for your family.

Name guardians for minor children.

Avoid probate court.

Make end of life decisions so your family does not have to - i.e. use of life support, hospice care, etc.

Name someone to handle your financial and legal affairs if you are incapacitated.

Name someone to make medical decisions for you if you are unable.

Decide who will receive your assets after you pass and appoint someone to carry out your wishes.

Transfer your assets to beneficiaries after your death.

Reduce death taxes, avoid probate fees, and preserve privacy for your family.

Name guardians for minor children.

Avoid probate court.

Make end of life decisions so your family does not have to - i.e. use of life support, hospice care, etc.

Name someone to handle your financial and legal affairs if you are incapacitated.

Name someone to make medical decisions for you if you are unable.

Decide who will receive your assets after you pass and appoint someone to carry out your wishes.

Transfer your assets to beneficiaries after your death.

Reduce death taxes, avoid probate fees, and preserve privacy for your family.

Name guardians for minor children.

Avoid probate court.

Make end of life decisions so your family does not have to - i.e. use of life support, hospice care, etc.

Name someone to handle your financial and legal affairs if you are incapacitated.

Name someone to make medical decisions for you if you are unable.

Decide who will receive your assets after you pass and appoint someone to carry out your wishes.

Transfer your assets to beneficiaries after your death.

Reduce death taxes, avoid probate fees, and preserve privacy for your family.

Name guardians for minor children.

Avoid probate court.

Make end of life decisions so your family does not have to - i.e. use of life support, hospice care, etc.

Name someone to handle your financial and legal affairs if you are incapacitated.

Name someone to make medical decisions for you if you are unable.

Decide who will receive your assets after you pass and appoint someone to carry out your wishes.

Transfer your assets to beneficiaries after your death.

Reduce death taxes, avoid probate fees, and preserve privacy for your family.

Name guardians for minor children.

Avoid probate court.

Make end of life decisions so your family does not have to - i.e. use of life support, hospice care, etc.

Name someone to handle your financial and legal affairs if you are incapacitated.

Name someone to make medical decisions for you if you are unable.

Decide who will receive your assets after you pass and appoint someone to carry out your wishes.

Transfer your assets to beneficiaries after your death.

Reduce death taxes, avoid probate fees, and preserve privacy for your family.

Name guardians for minor children.

Avoid probate court.

Make end of life decisions so your family does not have to - i.e. use of life support, hospice care, etc.

Name someone to handle your financial and legal affairs if you are incapacitated.

Name someone to make medical decisions for you if you are unable.

The Future Can Be Difficult For Your Family Without A Plan...

Most people fail to plan, unaware of the devastating effects it will have on their loved ones...

We once had a client whose daughter had died without a Will or Trust. The daughter had 2 young children from a first marriage. When she remarried, she added her new husband to her house and bank account. Sadly, she was in a car accident which unexpectedly took her life.

Because of her failure to properly plan, the second husband received nearly everything. Her 2 young children were entirely disinherited – they did not receive a penny.
 
Worst of all, her parents had to fight in court for years trying to obtain Guardianship of the children. It was a completely avoidable tragedy.
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When you do plan, you have to make sure it's done right...

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We had another client whose brother had downloaded a pre-fab “form” Will off of the internet. Unfortunately, the “Will” had not been reviewed by an attorney and wasn’t considered legally valid. The client had to spend 3 and a half years (and tens of thousands of dollars) fighting off legal challenges and trying to prove his brother’s intentions to the court. 

As part of the probate process we were forced to declare his assets to the court. When creditors and estranged relatives saw the size of the estate, they began filing claims. 

Even worse, the brother had never updated his life insurance. His ex-wife (whom he had not spoken to in years) received a multi-million dollar pay day. What was left of the estate was gobbled up by filing costs, legal bills, and “inventory fees” (a fancy word for taxes). Almost nothing was left for the man’s beneficiaries – a sadly common scenario. 

Just getting assets to your children isn't enough...

We also handled a case where a father was in an accident with his two sons. The father was killed instantly. The youngest son suffered severe handicaps. Half of the father’s property went to the youngest son disqualifying him from desperately needed medical benefits. The remainder of the property went to the older son who was not ready for the responsibility and dropped out of school. 

The good news is, these scenarios are completely preventable...

Why Clients Choose Us

We've Helped 1,000s of Clients Estate Plan

It’s our goal to give you outstanding customer service. We want you to feel knowledgeable and comfortable about all of your planning options and what we can do to help. We want to empower you to make great decisions so that you have the peace of mind knowing that your family will be taken care of, even if you’re no longer there to take care of them yourself. That’s why we provide free consultations & practical guidance.

Customized Plans and Flexible Options Based On Your Needs

At Rochester Law Center, we promise to always deliver you the following:

  • Customized Wills, Trusts, and Estate Plans to fit your needs
  • Unlimited access to your attorney throughout the entire planning process
  • No surprise costs – we quote flat fees
  • Installment plans to help you get started now and pay over time
  • No obligation consultations and no high pressure sales tactics
  • Personalized and friendly service

We understand that your family and your business planning needs are unique. That’s why we take a personalized approach to ensure that all of your needs are taken care of properly – the first time.

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Meet Attorney Chris Atallah - Founder and Managing Partner

Author of "The Ultimate Guide to Wills and Trusts - Estate Planning for Michigan Families"

Over the past decade, Chris Atallah has helped 1,000s of Michigan families and businesses secure their futures in all matters of Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, and Business Formation. 

He has taught dozens of seminars across the State on such topics as avoiding the death tax, protecting minor children after the parents’ death, and preserving family wealth from the courts and accidental disinheritance. 
 
We understand that your family and your business planning needs are unique and the volumes of information and documentation can be intimidating and overwhelming. 
 
That’s why we take a comfortable, personalized approach to ensure that all of your needs are taken care of properly – the first time.
 
Whether you are looking to make your business come to life or are planning for your family’s future – we will help you every step of the way, addressing all of your concerns to make sure you’re protected. 
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Licensed in the State of Michigan and the Federal 6th Circuit

State Bar of Michigan Memberships:

Probate and Estate Planning Section

Business Law Section

Real Property Law Section

International Law Section

Member of the Advisory Board of the Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan

Academic Honors:

Wayne State University Law School Cum Laude

Oakland University - Magna Cum Laude

Office Locations

Our Law Firm Is Located In Downtown Rochester, MI

Serving Rochester Hills, Troy, Metro-Detroit and All Of SE Michigan

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Rochester, MI 48307

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