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Attorneys Monroe MI

Probate & Estate Planning Lawyers in Monroe, MI



Bruce Law Firm is a Monroe based law firm dedicated to helping you and your family with its legal needs.  Too many people pass away without properly having a will drafted to secure their loved ones and loved ones’ future once they are gone. Should you die without a will, the state of Michigan will decide how your assets will be divided. Your family won’t have a say in what occurs. For this reason, having a will or other estate planning documents prepared by a capable and knowledgeable attorney is one of the best ways that you can protect your family.

The will attorneys at Bruce Law Firm can help you with the following estate planning documents.  We encourage our clients to come in and discuss their wishes with our attorneys. This allows us to draft an estate plan that best fits the needs of our clients.


Common Estate Planning Documents prepared include:

  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Financial Powers of Attorney
  • Healthcare Directives
  • Probate Administration

Common Elements of a Michigan Estate Plan

A Monroe estate planning lawyer will work to reduce the expenses that occur when a person passes by developing an effective estate plan.


This often involves the use of a trust to avoid probate. A trust allows for faster distribution of assets and minimizes the expenses related to this transfer. A trust can also avoid probate and estate taxes and fees.  A Michigan trust can also avoid the need of filing a probate case.


A will is a document that can be prepared that allows your property to go those persons that you choose. If one passes without a will the state of Michigan has intestacy laws that decide how your property will be disposed.

Financial Powers of Attorney

A financial power of attorney can be very beneficial to allow your designated person to carry on your financial activities when you are unable to do so.  This can involve the payment of your bills as well as the management of your assets. A properly set up power of attorney can allow you to avoid the need of a conservator later in life.

Healthcare Directives

A Healthcare directive allows you to decide major medical decisions for your own care.  A healthcare directive allows you to appoint an individual to ensure your medical decisions are followed if you are in a state that does not allow you to make the decisions yourself.

Estate Planning Attorneys Michigan

A Trust or Will can be important to detrmine who inherits your property after you pass away. Make sure you make the decisions.  Learn More

Michigan Probate Lawyer

Probate is the process by which your assets are administered after someone passes. Talk to a probate attorney Michigan to discuss your case.

Adoption Law

Adoption is a big decision with even bigger legal issues. Let our firm help you through this challenging process. Learn More

Guardianship & Conservatorship

Do you think one of your family members might need a guardianship or a conservatorship? If so we can help. Learn More

Contact the estate planning attorneys to discuss your estate plan today!


We offer a free consultation to allow you to bring your unique issues to our attention and get you the right legal advice.