Stephen C. Johnston, Esq. has been employed with the Darren Findling Law Firm in Royal Oak, Michigan, since 2015. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan and is a member of the Probate and Estate Planning sections of the State Bar...
Practice areas & skills: Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, Wills & Living Wills, Trusts
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"Estate" is the legal term used to define your property and money—basically, everything that belongs to you. Estate planning attorneys tell you different strategies you can use to transfer your belongings after you die. By planning your estate, you can maximize its value by minimizing taxes and eliminating court costs and interference. Estate planning attorneys also help you control and protect your estate during your lifetime, by writing documents that allow you to transfer property and money to children, charities, or others in a way you desire.