Washtenaw County Estate Planning Attorney

One of the primary reasons to have an estate plan is to communicate your wishes for the disposition of your property to your loved ones, and to minimize disputes among them by doing so. At Suzanne R. Fanning PLLC, a significant percentage of our practice is devoted to probate court litigation and will and trust contests. Our estate planning attorney team knows firsthand the conflict that a lack of planning can result in, and the damage it can cause.

Not having an estate plan, or having a poorly drafted one, can lead to confusion and fighting among heirs and beneficiaries. Fighting is costly, not only because it dissipates estate assets, but because it creates rifts among family members which may never be repaired. Whatever your estate planning goals, surely this is not among them.

At Suzanne R. Fanning, our unique experience in helping families resolve conflict over estates also helps us prevent it from happening in the first place.

Preventing Probate Litigation

Estate planning is one area of law in which flaws in the work may not be realized for decades, by which time it is too late. As a seasoned probate litigation firm, we have witnessed firsthand mistakes that people have made in their planning, and the negative consequences that followed.

Helping our clients through these experiences has given us the insight to plan with the specific goal of avoiding disputes and probate litigation in the future. Probate litigators make excellent estate planners because, for us, the consequences of unclear planning are not distant or abstract. We see on a daily basis how poor estate planning harms real people and families.

An experiences estate planning attorney will assist clients with preparing well-crafted estate plans, including wills and trusts, to achieve their goals and avoid disputes. Our work is customized to the particular needs of our clients, not boilerplate language that may overlook important details.

Estate planning is not only for the disposition of your property after your death, but to help address financial and medical decision-making if you should become incapacitated during your lifetime. Our office also prepares powers of attorney for financial matters and powers of attorney for health care, also known as designation of patient advocate.

Experienced Legal Help for Michigan Trust and Estate Planning

Suzanne R. Fanning PLLC is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with ample free parking near the office. The firm is only minutes away from the Washtenaw County Courthouse. Suzanne R. Fanning PLLC regularly works with clients in Washtenaw, Wayne, Monroe, Livingston, Genesee and Lenawee Counties and throughout Michigan.

We invite you to learn more about the firm and our services, and to contact us to discuss how we can help you with your trust and estate planning needs. We look forward to working with you.