GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. –Engaging in estate planning, while essential, is often emotional and generates many questions. How do I protect my spouse and my children if something happens to me? What happens if I become disabled before I pass on? Who will take care of my pet after I'm gone? How do I pass my business on to my children? These questions and more are addressed in Jonathan David’s recently released e-book, “Estate Planning: What You Need to Know.”
David is an estate planning attorney with Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC. While estate planning is never an easy subject to discuss, David explains why having a comprehensive estate plan is so important. Furthermore, David explains that an estate plan should be prepared with the assistance of experienced counsel; engaging in a “do it yourself estate plan” using forms found on the Internet is a mistake and a recipe for disaster.
Readers will find definitions to common estate planning terms along with guidance for often-asked estate planning questions such as:
- Does having a will help me avoid probate?
- Why is a durable power of attorney important?
- What documents make up a typical estate plan?
- What happens if I die without a will?
This free e-book is available for download and can be found on the firm’s Elder Law blog page at mielderlawblog.com.
Jonathan practices in the firm’s Grand Rapids office and has extensive experience preparing a wide variety of lifetime and estate planning documents such as wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney for both financial and health care matters and living wills.