Joseph W. Vander Horst is an experienced attorney serving Southwest Michigan in the areas of family law, business law, estate planning and probate. He was admitted to the bar in 1993 in all Michigan courts and federal court. Mr. Vander Horst is a ...
Practice areas & skills: Estate Planning, Child Support, Business, Divorce & Separation, Alimony
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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.