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Estate Planning

Brighton, Michigan Estate Planning Attorneys

When a person has properly addressed the future needs of his or her family, his or her business, and his or her estate with the help of a knowledgeable estate-planning attorney, he or she can enjoy todayís moments even more.

The estate planning attorneys at Cooper & Riesterer, PLC, provide the peace of mind that comes with a properly prepared plan for the future to families, individuals, and business owners in the Brighton area and throughout Livingston County and Southeast Michigan. We provide a full range of essential estate planning and estates-related legal services including:

  • Preparation and establishment of wills and trusts
  • Estate tax planning
  • Asset protection strategies
  • Powers of attorney / patient advocate documents
  • Guardianships
  • Family limited partnership concerns
  • Probate and estate administration
  • Business succession plans

No matter how large or small your estate may be, proper planning is required to ensure that you and your heirs are able to preserve as much of it as possible. With carefully crafted wills, trusts and other estate documents, you can ensure that your estate and assets are passed on to the loved ones you want to have them ó not the relatives listed in Michiganís intestate laws. By executing medical and financial powers of attorney, you can designated a trusted individual to carry out your wishes should you become incapacitated and unable to make decisions in the future.

With several decades of experience helping people create effective estate plans, our lawyers have the knowledge you need to plan for your future. We also understand that your estate needs are not just like anybody elseís. You can sit down with us and take the time to develop the plan thatís right for you at a price you can afford.

Start enjoying the moment more. Contact an estate-planning lawyer at our law firm today to hear about what we can accomplish for you.

The southeast Michigan law firm of Cooper & Riesterer, PLC, represents clients throughout the state in a wide range of business and business-related concerns. Cities near our Brighton location include Howell, South Lyon, Pinckney, Hamburg, Milford, Whitmore Lake, Ann Arbor, Flint, Lansing, Ypsilanti, Fenton, Saline, Mason, Farmington Hills, and Southfield. Livingston County ▪ Washtenaw County ▪ Genesee County ▪ Oakland County ▪ Ingham County

Contact Cooper & Riesterer today: 810.227.3103


Michigan Expands Options for Personal Asset Protection

Business owners now have a new way to protect their personal assets. With Governor Snyderís signing of the Qualified Dispositions in Trust Act (QDTA) on December 5, 2016, Michigan joins 16 other states that permit domestic asset protection trusts (DAPTs). DAPTs are irrevocable trusts which, when drafted and funded correctly, can shield assets in trust from a personís creditors.   more

Wills, Trusts, and Powers Of Attorney; More Specifically, Why Your Choices Of Who Is To Serve Under A Power Of Attorney, Trust Or Will Are More Important And More Complicated than You Might Think

Estate planning documents can provide significant authority while one is alive, and after passing, of oneís business, personal and medical matters.

Given their importance, and as the new year and then tax season are upon us, it is very timely to consider who your choices are in certain legal documents. Selections made should follow careful thought, are not always obvious, and, critically, should not necessarily be the same from one document to the other. "One size fits allĒ is not a way to properly designate authority involving these documents.   more


The law firm of Cooper & Riesterer, PLC, provides skilled legal services and experienced counsel to clients in Livingston County and throughout Southeast Michigan. We focus our practice on saving our clients time and money by offering: sound legal advice; proactive counsel to avoid future disputes; and effective, efficient resolutions when disputes do arise.

Cooper & Riesterer, PLC
7900 Grand River Road
Brighton, Michigan 48114
T. 810.227.3103
F. 810.220.5968
info@crlaw.biz
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The southeast Michigan law firm of Cooper & Riesterer, PLC, represents clients throughout the state and country in a wide range of concerns.
Cities near our Brighton location include Howell, South Lyon, Pinckney, Hamburg, Milford, Whitmore Lake, Ann Arbor, Flint, Lansing, Ypsilanti, Fenton, Saline, Mason, Farmington Hills and Southfield. Livingston County, Washtenaw County, Genesee County, Oakland County, Ingham County