Port Huron Estate Planning Attorney

A St. Clair County Estate Planning Lawyer who can help you protect your legacy and your life.

People often make the mistake of thinking that estate planning, such as those offered by attorney Frank Simasko, are only beneficial for the very wealthy. However, the truth is, everyone can benefit from the estate planning tools that Simasko Law Office has to offer. This is because estate planning is about much more than simply deciding who will get your assets after your death. In fact, estate planning can be just as much about your care while you are alive. Below you will learn more about a few of the estate planning tools that benefit you during your lifetime.

Living Trusts

Typically when a person dies, their estate is divided through a legal process known as probate. This process can be both time consuming and expensive, especially if a loved one or creditor chooses to challenge the terms of the deceased's will. A living trust can help to eliminate these issues by eliminating the need for a will to enter probate before an individual's assets can be distributed after their death.

Just like a traditional will, a living trust allows individuals to determine exactly what will happen to their assets at the time of their death. However, unlike a will, a living trust allows for the distribution of these assets by a trustee at the time of your death rather than requiring the document to go through the probate process. A trustee can also take control of the assets controlled by the trust in the event that you become incapacitated during your lifetime and are unable to make your own financial decisions.

If you are looking to create a living trust in Port Huron, MI or anywhere in St. Clair County, please call us today.

Medical Power Of Attorney

Some of the most important medical decisions of your life could be made without your knowledge. This is because many life or death decisions will come at a time when you are not capable of making these decisions yourself. This is why it is important to assign medical power of attorney to someone that you trust to make decisions which reflect your wishes.

Typically, when a person goes into the hospital and is unable to make their own medical decisions, these decisions will need to be made by their legal next of kin. However, in many situations, the next of kin may not be the best person to make these important decisions. A medical power of attorney document allows individuals to select a family member, friend, or medical provider who is better equipped to make these decisions.

Visit us at the Simasko Law Office, and we will help you to establish medical power of attorney.

Simasko Law Office proudly serves estate planning clients in Blue Water Area including Algonac, Marine City, Marysville, Memphis, Port Huron,  Richmond, St. Clair, Yale Capac, Emmett and surrounding communities.