Estate Planning Attorney Royal Oak

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Experienced Royal Oak Mi Estate Planning Attorney Can Help You Secure The Future For Your Family And Loved Ones

Royal Oak, Mi is one of the truly great cities in Oakland County that is a congregating point for residents from all over Metro-Detroit. Whether you’re meeting friends for dinner and drinks downtown, catching a show at the Royal Oak Music Theater, or enjoying one of the many festivals like Arts Beats and Eats that frequent the city, Royal Oak has it all. 

Our founder, Chris Atallah, has dedicated his legal practice to helping our neighbors secure their families through comprehensive Estate Planning. We frequently help our neighbors in Royal Oak customize Estate Plans for their families. If you are a Royal Oak, MI resident looking for an Estate Planning solution, we’d like to invite you to reserve a complimentary Estate Planning consultation with us.

We never know what could happen to us tomorrow. Which is why it’s so important to prepare an Estate Plan today. Our experienced Michigan Estate Planning Attorneys in Royal Oak are ready to help you develop a unique Estate Plan, custom tailored to your specific needs. Whether you need a Will, Living Trust, comprehensive Estate Plan, or help navigating the complexities of Probate, our  Estate Planning Lawyers in Royal Oak can help you design a comprehensive plan to protect your family, money, and property from the expensive costs and legal battles that can happen in Probate Court. 

Royal Oak Estate Planning Attorney Can Help You With:

  • Comprehensive Estate Plans
  • Specialty Estate Planning
    • Small Business Owners
    • International 
    • Post Divorce
  • Will Preparation
    • Last Will and Testament
    • Living Wills
  • Trust Preparation
    • Living Trusts
    • Revocable Trusts
    • Irrevocable Trusts
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Elder Care Planning
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Trustee Services
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Guardianship/Conservatorship
  • Financial Power of Attorney
  • Medical Power of Attorney
  • Deed Drafting
  • Michigan Lady Bird Deeds
Phone and Web Meetings Available So You Don't Need To Travel

At Rochester Law Center, we offer Phone and Web consultations, in addition to traditional in-office consultations. 

When you call our offices to book your appointment, just let our staff know that you prefer to “meet” with one of our attorneys in the comfort of your own home via Phone or Web conference and we will get you scheduled based on your preference. 

Give us a call now at (248) 613-0007 to schedule your consultation.

We appreciate the opportunity to serve you and your family! 

Enjoy Peace of Mind
“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.

Why Clients Choose Us

We Make Estate Planning Easy and Stress Free

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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.

Our 4 Step Process Makes Estate Planning Simple

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Discuss Your Situation With An Attorney On The Phone
create a plan based on your goals
We'll Create A Plan Based On Your Unique Goals
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Work With Us To Complete Your Estate Plan
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Chris Atallah Esq. - Founder and Managing Partner
"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.

Our Legal Services

An experienced Royal Oak Estate Planning Attorney can help you design a customized Estate Plan to protect your family, money, and property after you’re gone. 

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Our Royal Oak Trust Lawyers can you help help you avoid Probate Court, prevent death taxes, keep your financial matters private, and maintain control of your finances after you pass with a Living Trust

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Draft your Last Will and Testament with the help of a Royal Oak Will Attorney to appoint someone to settle your affairs, choose who will receive your property, and decide who you want to raise your children.

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third party special needs trust

Create a Special Needs Trust with the help of a Royal Oak Special Needs Trust Attorney to provide a comfortable lifestyle for your special needs loved one while protecting their government benefits like SSI and Medicaid

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At Rochester Law Center, our Probate Lawyers make probate fast, easy and stress free. We help with probate administration, contested wills, trust litigation, and asset ownership disputes.

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estate planning for elderly parents

Our Elder Law Attorneys are dedicated to helping Seniors in our communities and their loved ones plan for the specialized needs we all face during our retirement years.

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Often times it’s best to plan for Long-Term Care before you need it. An unexpected injury, accident, or illness can change your needs, sometimes immediately. 

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real estate law

Our Real Estate Attorneys help our clients conduct due diligence, draft contracts, assist in negotiating and closing sales, and navigate the legal process of transferring your property after a sale.

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Our Small Business Lawyers help our clients with the legal so they can focus on growing their Business. We can help with business formation, contract drafting and review, buying and selling businesses, and business transactions.

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What Happens To My Family If I Pass Without An Estate Plan?

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 your Estate leaving little for your family.
Loved ones are accidentally disinherited.
Drawn out court battles between family.
Large sums are given to the children with substance problems or who are too young or immature to handle them.

Is Estate Planning For Me?

When we refer to “Estate Planning”, we’re talking about the process of transferring your money, property, and assets to your loved ones after you’re gone – in the most efficient way possible. It also includes planning for what might happen to you while you’re still alive, for example, if you become extremely ill and need someone to care for you. It’s important to remember that Estate Planning is about much more than just signing documents. It’s about designing and implementing a personalized plan, in the simplest way possible, to protect your family and loved ones from devastating court battles and financial hardships that can occur after you pass.

Everyone has an “Estate”. An Estate is simply all of your money, property, assets, and debt that you own at the time of your death. This can be your house, cars, bank accounts, investment portfolios, family heirlooms etc. Estate Planning isn’t just for the ultra-wealthy, it’s for everyone. 

3 Major Benefits Of Estate Planning

Avoid Probate
and Death Tax

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A Royal Oak Estate Planning Attorney can help you keep more money in the family by avoiding potentially lengthy and expensive court proceedings and unnecessary taxes.

Keep your personal and financial matters private

keep financial matters private

Proper Estate Planning can avoid the Probate 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.

Maintain control of your finances after you pass

control your finances

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.

Royal Oak Estate Planning Attorney
Can Help You Avoid Probate Court

Why Should I Avoid Probate?

1. Probate can be expensive...

Probate is the legal process through which the court ensures that, when you die, your debts are paid and your assets are distributed according to Michigan law. It can be very expensive. Legal fees, executor fees, inventory fees (county taxes), and other costs have to be paid before your assets can be fully distributed to your heirs. If you own property in other states, your family could face multiple probates, each one according to the laws in that state. These costs can vary widely, but we’ve had clients who had to pay tens of thousands of dollars throughout the Probate process. In general, Probate is much, much more expensive than doing some simple Estate Planning in advance.

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2. Probate can take a long time...

It takes a long time… In Michigan, the standard probate process takes a minimum of 5 months to complete. However, over the past decade we’ve experienced that it generally takes 9 months to a year to resolve simple cases (and several years for contested cases). We once represented a client whose Probate lasted for 8 years!

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3. Probate is public...

Your family has little privacy in probate court. Probate is a public process, so anyone can see the size of your Estate (often what you actually owned), who you owed debts to, who will receive your assets, and when they will receive them. The process invites upset heirs to contest your Will and can expose your family to lawsuits from greedy creditors and potential fraudsters.

We Never Know What May Happen Tomorrow...
Prepare Your Estate Plan Today

request a free consultation
Request A Free Consultation
discuss your situation on the phone
Discuss Your Situation With An Attorney On The Phone
create a plan based on your goals
We'll Create A Plan Based On Your Unique Goals
work with us
Work With Us To Complete Your Estate Plan

Schedule a free consultation with an experienced Royal Oak Estate Planning Attorney today! Call us now at (248) 613-0007

Phone and Web Meetings Available So You Don't Need To Travel
Reserve Your Free Consultation Today

Estate Planning Attorney Royal Oak

1523 N Main St, Ste 100
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Phone: (248) 613-0007
Fax: (248) 462-7865
Email: [email protected]
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