LGBT-Focused Estate Planning

People in the Michigan LGBT community have had to use extensive estate planning tools to ensure that their assets would be distributed how they wanted. This has not changed. Many of our gay and lesbian clients are surprised to learn that estate planning is just as important as ever - even after the U.S. Supreme Court decision Obergefell v. Hodges.

The reasoning is simple: Default estate distribution laws rarely lead to your wishes being carried out after you are gone. Further, default laws do not minimize tax liability.

At Schwartz Law Firm, our estate planning lawyers understand how to navigate Michigan and federal laws to serve you best. You will gain peace of mind, knowing that your loved ones - spouse or partner, children, family and/or friends - will receive what you desire them to have.

For a free initial consultation with an LGBT-friendly estate planning lawyer at Schwartz Law Firm, call 888-757-1681 or 248-579-4631, or contact us online.

Estate Planning Goals

Here are practical reasons to partner with an estate lawyer:

  • Ensuring your wishes are carried out, through a will or trust
  • Reducing taxes for your heirs
  • Avoiding legal battles over your assets
  • Avoiding probate and default distribution laws
  • Choosing durable powers of attorney
  • Providing health care directives for medical decisions

We understand there are many estate planning attorneys in metro Detroit and Michigan, so why choose Schwartz Law Firm?

Experienced. Successful. Responsive.

Schwartz Law Firm opened its doors more than 40 years ago, helping multiple generations with a variety of legal needs. We have stayed successful by adapting intelligently to changes in Michigan and federal laws. Rather than fear change, our firm has embraced it to find new opportunities for our clients.

Our staff includes members and supporters of the LGBT community. You are guaranteed to be treated with the utmost respect and attentiveness.

If you would like to partner with an LGBT-friendly estate planning attorney who will ensure that your wishes are carried out, contact us for a free initial consultation.