Plan for Success

A properly executed estate plan is the best way to ensure that the ones you love are taken care of after you’re gone. At Boodt Law, that’s all I do. I will work with you to create a plan that’s right for you.
Portage Estate Planning

Estate Planning

Protecting and managing your assets is one of the most important things you do. I believe proper estate planning will help you obtain financial security for your heirs, prevent delays in the acquisition of your estate, and most importantly, provide peace of mind knowing that your family and future generations are taken care of. I can help you set up a will, trust, a power of attorney, and much more!

Boodt Law can assist you in planning your estate by working with you to prepare:

OUR WILL PACKAGE INCLUDES:
• Will
• Living Will
• Durable Power of Attorney
• Patient Advocate Designation
• Guardian Designation for Minors
• Designation of Funeral Representative

OUR TRUST PACKAGE INCLUDES EVERYTHING IN THE WILL PACKAGE PLUS:
• Revocable Living Trust
• Certification of Trust
• Letter of Instruction
• Trust Funding Instructions

OUR SERVICES
• WILLS
• REVOCABLE LIVING TRUSTS
• CERTIFICATION OF TRUST
• TRUST FUNDING
• LIVING WILLS
• ADVANCED CARE DIRECTIVES
• HIPPA RELEASES
• DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY
• PATIENT ADVOCATE DESIGNATION
• GUARDIAN NOMINATION FOR MINORS
• QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
• “LADY BIRD” DEEDS
• ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES AND TRUSTEES
• CHARITABLE GIVING
• PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS
• PROBATE/ESTATE ADMINISTRATION
• BUSINESS ENTITY FORMATION AND ADVISING FOR C-CORPS, S-CORPS, LLC's, LLP's AND GENERAL PARTNERSHIPS
• BYLAWS AND OPERATING AGREEMENTS
• CONTRACT DRAFTING AND REVIEWING
• SELLING AND PURCHASING BUSINESSES
• CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS
• LETTERS OF INTENT
• NON-COMPETE CLAUSES AND AGREEEMENTS
• ANNUAL MEETINGS AND BOARD RESOLUTIONS

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Portage Probate

Probate

You don’t have to face probate alone. In fact, you shouldn’t.

If a loved one dies without a will or trust (intestate), that person’s estate usually must go through probate.

However, most people are not aware that if you die with only a will you may still have to go through the probate process. In that case, the will acts merely as a roadmap for the distribution of your estate. You still usually need the probate court to oversee the estate’s administration.

Probate is the legal process that takes place after an individual dies. The probate judge makes sure that property is distributed properly and that all the estate’s bills get paid. If there is a will, the court makes sure that it is valid. However, the court doesn’t act on its own. It needs to designate a person to assist in the administration of the estate. That person is known as the personal representative (sometimes known as the “executor”) or administrator.

It is very important to have an attorney by your side to ensure the efficient and proper administration of the estate. If you have been named as the personal representative or administrator of an estate, or your loved died without a will or a trust, please reach out for a free consultation.