The Michigan Will and Trust Lawyers
 Call:  (248) 613-0007
Rochester Law Center, PLLC
543 N Main St, Ste 222 
Rochester, MI 48307
(248) 613-0007
The Michigan Will and Trust Lawyers
Rochester Law Center, PLLC
543 N Main St, Ste 222 
Rochester, MI 48307
(248) 613-0007
The Michigan Will and Trust Lawyers
Living Trusts - Revocable Trusts - Irrevocable Trusts
Give your family clarity and peace of mind - avoid taxes, probate court fees, and legal costs.
Chris Atallah Esq. - Trust Attorney, 
Founder, and Managing Partner
trust attorney
Author of "The Ultimate Guide To Wills and Trusts - Estate Planning for Michigan Families"
"I had a great experience setting up my trust with Chris. He explained everything clearly and never made me feel rushed. I felt more like I was dealing with my family than with my lawyer. He has been very easy to work with and I couldn’t be more happier that I selected him. Thank you for being so patient and understanding. You made this experience very easy for me and I respect that you are so passionate about what you do and who you help. I feel secure knowing your handling my estate planning and can’t thank you enough." - Jennifer M.
Reserve Your Free 
Will and Trust 
Q&A Session, Today!
or...
 Call Us Now:
(248) 613-0007
(9am-5pm M-F)
Evening Appointments Available!
We've Helped 1,000s of Michigan Families Secure Their Futures 
With Wills, Trusts, & 
Comprehensive Estate Planning
"I had a great experience setting up my trust with Chris. He explained everything clearly and never made me feel rushed. I felt more like I was dealing with my family than with my lawyer. He has been very easy to work with and I couldn’t be more happier that I selected him. Thank you for being so patient and understanding. You made this experience very easy for me and I respect that you are so passionate about what you do and who you help. I feel secure knowing your handling my estate planning and can’t thank you enough." - Jennifer M.
Reasons to have a Living Trust
A few important questions:
  •  Will my family be devastated by death taxes, court costs, and lawyer fees?
  •  What will happen to my family if I pass away unexpectedly? 
  •  Who will raise our children if my spouse and I both pass away? 
  •  Can I protect my children if they develop special needs or are in an accident after I'm gone? 
  •  Can I appoint someone to manage my affairs if I am incapacitated, but haven't died?
  •  Will I be able to appoint someone I trust to make decisions and manage my affairs after I'm gone?
  •  Can I reduce the risk that my family will fight over their inheritance?
  •  Will my family be forced to go through a protracted public court process, or can I pass them my assets quickly and privately? 
  •  Is there a way to protect my assets from my children's creditors, addiction, bankruptcy, or divorce after I'm gone?
  •  Can I make sure my kids don't receive their inheritance when they are too young? 
If you worry about the answers to any of these questions, you may need a Living Trust.
Here's why...
A trust is one of the best, simplest, and most commonly used methods for passing assets to your loved ones after you are gone and avoiding financial disaster.
 
Like a will, a trust agreement spells out your directions for managing your property after you pass.
 
You place property into the trust and manage it yourself while you are alive – just as you do now. When you die, a person you’ve chosen will start managing the property according to the strict directions you’ve outlined in the trust.
 
However, unlike a will, a trust avoids the need to go to probate court.
 
It can also be used to reduce death taxes and fees, maintain family privacy, prevent disinheritance, preserve needed benefits, make sure beneficiaries attend college, and protect children from creditors, bankruptcy issues, and substance abuse.

Most of all, it gives you the peace of mind that your loved ones will be taken care of, even after you pass.
Advantages of a Living Trust
It's a smart way to avoid probate and death tax.
a local trust attorney can help you write a living trust that helps you avoid probate court
Keep more money in the family by avoiding potentially lengthy and expensive court proceedings and unnecessary taxes.
Your personal and financial matters remain private.
find a trust attorney near your to write your living trust. A living trust will help you keep your personal and financial matters private after your die.
There is no court process, so there is no need to make your assets or your personal wishes public. Most transfers take place in private within weeks instead of over the course of years in probate. 
You maintain control of your finances after you pass.
a trust attorney can help you write a living trust to help you maintain control of your finances after you pass
You can continue to protect your family, even after you're gone: delay distributions until children reach a certain age or graduate; make sure money doesn't fall into the hands of creditors and ex-spouses; & make sure that special needs children still qualify for benefits. 
What happens if I pass without a Living Trust?
The most common devastating results of passing without a Living Trust:
  •  Family forced into probate court, even if you had a will.
  •  Family must publicly declare your assets and their values to the county.
  •  Heirs are accidentally disqualified from needed benefits.
  •  Assets involuntarily end up in the hands of creditors, bankruptcy courts, or ex-spouses.
  •  Easily avoidable taxes, probate fees, court costs and legal fees drain the estate leaving little for your family.
  •  Loved ones are accidentally disinherited.
  •  Drawn out court battles between family. 
  •  Large sums are given to children with substance problems or who are too young or immature to handle them. 
Dying without solidifying a proper trust means your family will have to spend months or years in probate court, even if you have drafted a will. 

Having a will alone is your ticket to probate court. 
Do you really want that for your family? 
Probate court is pricey, protracted, and public. It also means you lose control of all that you have built and place it into the hands of strangers. 
But the good news is, it's EASILY PREVENTABLE!
The future is difficult without a plan...
Most people fail to plan, unaware of the devastating effects it will have on their family ...
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.

a local trust attorney can help you draft a living trust to protect your family from financial devastation and long battles in probate court
When you do plan, you have to be sure that it is done right…
get your living trust done by an experienced trust attorney attorney to make sure it is done right and is legally binding

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 is not 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 saddest part of ALL of these stories is that they are preventable with very SIMPLE planning. 
 With some simple planning, you can make sure your family is secure...
Have questions? Reserve Your
 Will & Trust Q&A Session with Trust Attorney Chris Atallah today!
It's not enough to get your Living Trust done...It must be done right.
Make sure you choose an Trust Attorney with deep experience in these complex estate planning matters...
Meet Attorney Chris Atallah - Founder and Managing Partner
Author of "The Ultimate Guide To Wills & Trusts - Estate Planning For Michigan Families"
Over the past decade, Chris Atallah has helped thousands of Michigan families and businesses secure their futures in all matters of wills, trusts, and estate planning. 

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 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.

We will help you every step of the way, addressing all of your concerns to make sure you're protected. 
michigan trust attorney chris atallah
Member of the Advisory Board of the Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan
Licensed in the State of Michigan and the Federal 6th Circuit
State Bar of Michigan Memberships:
Probate and Estate Planning Section
Real Property Law Section
Taxation Section
Business Law Section
International Law Section
Academic Honors:
Wayne State University Law School
Cum Laude
Oakland University - Magna Cum Laude
Our Peace of Mind Guarantee!
At the Rochester Law Center, we take care of our clients and we make sure the job is done right.

We understand that everyone's legal needs are unique, and you may have questions that you need answered along the way. That's why, before we sign your documents, we guarantee unlimited access to your attorney.

We also guarantee that before your will or trust becomes legally binding, we will amend it as many times as necessary to get it EXACTLY how you want it - FOR FREE.

Your document will be done right - no matter what - and there will be no hidden charges.
AND...
We guarantee that your living trust will be legally binding when we sign it or your money back!
Client Reviews
See what others are saying about working with us!
"I had a great experience setting up my trust with Chris. He explained everything clearly and never made me feel rushed. I felt more like I was dealing with my family than with my lawyer. He has been very easy to work with and I couldn’t be more happier that I selected him. Thank you for being so patient and understanding. You made this experience very easy for me and I respect that you are so passionate about what you do and who you help. I feel secure knowing your handling my estate planning and can’t thank you enough." - Jennifer M.
Had no idea how to do a will or trust, but Chris made the experience very easy. He was very helpful. He was very understanding and extremely easy to work with. He understood what we needed and walked us through step by step. I would definitely recommend him. Thanks Chris!” - Kim L.
Chris has been great to work with! We are doing estate planning with him and he's been very accommodating to us. He has a great way of explaining the process and all that is entailed. I highly recommend Chris and the Rochester Law Center!” - Jaime D. 
"I cannot say how thankful I am for Chris. He was so very helpful and informative. He took his time with me, answered every question I had, and was just so kind. I would highly recommend him. Thank you again." - Bryanna L.
“Excellent working with Chris Atallah and The Rochester Law Center. Was prompt at answering questions, conveniently located in downtown Rochester, and he and his staff were courteous in every way. Highly recommended.” - Christopher B.
“Great people to work with and they made the process very easy and understandable. Highly recommended!” - Jackie A.
“Chris did a good job updating some of our estate planning documents. He is friendly and easy to work with. Thanks!” - Sue C.
“Chris and his partners were excellent to work with. Despite being busy, he was always available when we had questions. He is very professional, personable, and made sure we fully understood all of our options. I would highly recommend the Rochester Law Center.” - Coni P.
“Great lawfirm great attorneys” - Jeffrey H.
“Chris is professional, courteous, and knowledgeable. He explains everything in a way that is easy to understand.” - Kimberly S.
"Chris was great to work with when I started my company. I knew what I had to do to get the business part off the ground, but I was pretty clueless on the legal. Chris walked me through the entire process, pros and cons of different formations, and handled everything for me from A to Z." - Leonard S. 
"The Rochester Law Center and Chris made a confusing process really easy for me and my husband. We were pretty unsure with all of the different ways to set up our business, but he helped us so much. He was answered all our questions and his experience helped us beyond just the paperwork! Thanks Chris! " - Meredith T.
“I have engaged Chris's services on a couple of issues that have came up in personal and business matters. He has resolved them in a timely manner at a reasonable cost. I have recommend him couple of times to friends and he did exactly the same for them.” - Mike B. 
Everyone's Needs Are Unique - Everyone's Family Is Unique
To Give You An Accurate Quote For The Cost Of Your Plan, We Offer You...
Your Own Private 
Will and Trust Q&A Session
To Get All of Your Questions Answered by a Michigan Attorney With a Decade's Worth of Experience Drafting Wills & Trusts
Find Out EXACTLY What You Need To Protect Your Family, Money, and Property 
From $10,000s In Legal Fees, Unwanted Government Taxes, and Long Fights in Probate Court...
Free with No Obligation
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Rochester Law Center, PLLC
543 N Main St, Ste 222 
Rochester, MI 48307
Phone: (248) 613-0007

The Michigan Will and Trust Lawyers
 Call:  (248) 613-0007
Rochester Law Center, PLLC
543 N Main St, Ste 222 
Rochester, MI 48307
(248) 613-0007
Rochester Law Center, PLLC
543 N Main St, Ste 222 
Rochester, MI 48307
(248) 613-0007
The Rochester Law Center, PLLC is a private law firm. It is not affiliated with any government, agency, or other regulatory body. 
Nothing on this website should be interpreted as legal advice. Use of this website and the information contained does not establish an attorney client relationship. 
Copyright 2019 All Rights Reserved
Reasons to have a Living Trust
A few important questions:
  •  Will my family be devastated by death taxes, court costs, and lawyer fees?
  •  What will happen to my family if I pass away unexpectedly? 
  •  Who will raise our children if my spouse and I both pass away? 
  •  Can I protect my children if they develop special needs or are in an accident after I'm gone? 
  •  Can I appoint someone to manage my affairs if I am incapacitated, but haven't died?
  •  Will I be able to appoint someone I trust to make decisions and manage my affairs after I'm gone?
  •  Can I reduce the risk that my family will fight over their inheritance?
  •  Will my family be forced to go through a protracted public court process, or can I pass them my assets quickly and privately? 
  •  Is there a way to protect my assets from my children's creditors, addiction, bankruptcy, or divorce after I'm gone?
  •  Can I make sure my kids don't receive their inheritance when they are too young? 
If you worry about the answers to any of these questions, you may need a living trust.
Here's why...
A Living Trust is one of the best, simplest, and most commonly used methods for passing assets to your loved ones after you are gone and avoiding financial disaster.
 
Like a will, a Trust agreement spells out your directions for managing your property after you pass.
 
You place property into the trust and manage it yourself while you are alive – just as you do now. When you die, a person you’ve chosen will start managing the property according to the strict directions you’ve outlined in the trust.
 
However, unlike a Will, a Living Trust avoids the need to go to probate court.
 
It can also be used to reduce death taxes and fees, maintain family privacy, prevent disinheritance, preserve needed benefits, make sure beneficiaries attend college, and protect children from creditors, bankruptcy issues, and substance abuse.

Most of all, it gives you the peace of mind that your loved ones will be taken care of, even after you pass.
Advantages of a Living Trust
It's a smart way to avoid probate and death tax.
a local trust attorney can help you write a living trust that helps you avoid probate court
Keep more money in the family by avoiding potentially lengthy and expensive court proceedings and unnecessary taxes.
Your personal and financial matters remain private.
find a trust attorney near your to write your living trust. A living trust will help you keep your personal and financial matters private after your die.
There is no court process, so there is no need to make your assets or your personal wishes public. Most transfers take place in private within weeks instead of over the course of years in probate. 
You maintain control of your finances after you pass.
a trust attorney can help you write a living trust to help you maintain control of your finances after you pass
You can continue to protect your family, even after you're gone: delay distributions until children reach a certain age or graduate; make sure money doesn't fall into the hands of creditors and ex-spouses; & make sure that special needs children still qualify for benefits. 
Reserve Your FREE Will and Trust Q&A Session Today!
or...
(9am-5pm M-F)
What happens if I pass without a Living Trust?
The most common devastating results of passing without a Living Trust:
  •  Family forced into probate court, even if you had a will.
  •  Family must publicly declare your assets and their values to the county.
  •  Heirs are accidentally disqualified from needed benefits.
  •  Assets involuntarily end up in the hands of creditors, bankruptcy courts, or ex-spouses.
  •  Easily avoidable taxes, probate fees, court costs and legal fees drain the estate leaving little for your family.
  •  Loved ones are accidentally disinherited.
  •  Drawn out court battles between family. 
  •  Large sums are given to children with substance problems or who are too young or immature to handle them. 
Dying without solidifying a proper trust means your family will have to spend months or years in probate court, even if you have drafted a will. 

Having a will alone is your ticket to probate court. 
Do you really want that for your family? 
Probate court is pricey, protracted, and public. It also means you lose control of all that you have built and place it into the hands of strangers. 
But the good news is, it's EASILY PREVENTABLE!
Reserve Your FREE Will and Trust Q&A Session Today!
or...
(9am-5pm M-F)
It's not enough to get your Trust done... It must be done right.
Make sure you choose an Trust Attorney with deep experience in these complex Estate Planning matters...
Meet Attorney Chris Atallah
Founder and Managing Partner
Author of "The Ultimate Guide To Wills & Trusts - Estate Planning for Michigan Families"
michigan trust attorney chris atallah
Over the past decade, Chris Atallah has helped thousands of Michigan families and businesses secure their futures in all matters of wills, trusts, and estate planning. 

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 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.

We will help you every step of the way, addressing all of your concerns to make sure you're protected. 
State Bar of Michigan Memberships:
Probate and Estate Planning Section
Real Property Law Section
Taxation Section
Business Law Section
International Law Section
Our Peace of Mind Guarantee!
At the Rochester Law Center, we take care of our clients and we make sure the job is done right.

We understand that everyone's legal needs are unique, and you may have questions that you need answered along the way. That's why, before we sign your documents, we guarantee unlimited access to your attorney.

We also guarantee that before your will or trust becomes legally binding, we will amend it as many times as necessary to get it EXACTLY how you want it - FOR FREE.

Your document will be done right - no matter what - and there will be no hidden charges.
AND...
We guarantee that your living trust will be legally binding when we sign it or your money back!
Client Reviews
See what others are saying about working with us!
"I had a great experience setting up my trust with Chris. He explained everything clearly and never made me feel rushed. I felt more like I was dealing with my family than with my lawyer. He has been very easy to work with and I couldn’t be more happier that I selected him. Thank you for being so patient and understanding. You made this experience very easy for me and I respect that you are so passionate about what you do and who you help. I feel secure knowing your handling my estate planning and can’t thank you enough." - Jennifer M.
Had no idea how to do a will or trust, but Chris made the experience very easy. He was very helpful. He was very understanding and extremely easy to work with. He understood what we needed and walked us through step by step. I would definitely recommend him. Thanks Chris!” - Kim L.
Chris has been great to work with! We are doing estate planning with him and he's been very accommodating to us. He has a great way of explaining the process and all that is entailed. I highly recommend Chris and the Rochester Law Center!” - Jaime D. 
"I cannot say how thankful I am for Chris. He was so very helpful and informative. He took his time with me, answered every question I had, and was just so kind. I would highly recommend him. Thank you again." - Bryanna L.
“Excellent working with Chris Atallah and The Rochester Law Center. Was prompt at answering questions, conveniently located in downtown Rochester, and he and his staff were courteous in every way. Highly recommended.” - Christopher B.
“Great people to work with and they made the process very easy and understandable. Highly recommended!” - Jackie A.
“Chris did a good job updating some of our estate planning documents. He is friendly and easy to work with. Thanks!” - Sue C.
“Chris and his partners were excellent to work with. Despite being busy, he was always available when we had questions. He is very professional, personable, and made sure we fully understood all of our options. I would highly recommend the Rochester Law Center.” - Coni P.
“Great lawfirm great attorneys” - Jeffrey H.
“Chris is professional, courteous, and knowledgeable. He explains everything in a way that is easy to understand.” - Kimberly S.
"Chris was great to work with when I started my company. I knew what I had to do to get the business part off the ground, but I was pretty clueless on the legal. Chris walked me through the entire process, pros and cons of different formations, and handled everything for me from A to Z." - Leonard S. 
"The Rochester Law Center and Chris made a confusing process really easy for me and my husband. We were pretty unsure with all of the different ways to set up our business, but he helped us so much. He was answered all our questions and his experience helped us beyond just the paperwork! Thanks Chris! " - Meredith T.
“I have engaged Chris's services on a couple of issues that have came up in personal and business matters. He has resolved them in a timely manner at a reasonable cost. I have recommend him couple of times to friends and he did exactly the same for them.” - Mike B. 
Everyone's Needs Are Unique - Everyone's Family Is Unique
To Give You An Accurate Quote For The Cost Of Your Plan, We Offer You...
Your Own Private 
Will and Trust Q&A Session
To Get All of Your Questions Answered by a Michigan Attorney With a Decade's Worth of Experience Drafting Wills & Trusts
Find Out EXACTLY What You Need To Protect Your Family, Money, and Property 
From$10,000s in Legal Fees, Unwanted Government Taxes, and Long Fights in Probate Court...
Free with No Obligation
Flat Fee Pricing 
No Hidden Fees 
No Surprise Billing 
No Obligation Guarantee
The Michigan Will and Trust Lawyers
Rochester Law Center, PLLC
543 N Main St, Ste 222 
Rochester, MI 48307
(248) 613-0007
https://www.rochesterlawcenter.com
The Rochester Law Center, PLLC is a private law firm. It is not affiliated with any government, agency, or other regulatory body. 
Nothing on this website should be interpreted as legal advice. Use of this website and the information contained does not establish an attorney client relationship. 
Copyright 2019 All Rights Reserved
Rochester Law Center