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E-book Covers Estate Planning Essentials

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October 31, 2018

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

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.