Estate Planning and Probate Matters

Estate planning allows you to experience the comfort that comes from knowing that your loved ones will be taken care of, both in the unfortunate event of your incapacity and after you are gone. With the help of an experienced estate planning lawyer, you can prepare to pass on any wealth to, as well as ease the burden of, future generations in your family.

Estate Planning

I’m Livonia estate planning attorney Mary Ann Arsenault, skilled in all matters of probate and estate administration and ready to assist you. Contact me for a private phone consultation to discuss your legal needs involving:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Power of Attorney for Financial Affairs
  • Healthcare Powers of Attorney & Advanced Medical Directives
  • Deeds

I will listen as you share with me your personal goals and wishes as to providing for the care of your children or leaving money for your loved ones.


Through the probate process, property is legally transferred to beneficiaries from a decedent’s estate. By putting your house and other property into a trust now, upon your passing, your family may be able to avoid probate court and minimize taxes. I also help clients negotiate the probate process by helping with the probate of a will, preparing inventories and accountings, transferring real property, and working with creditors. In addition, I can help with any dispute or will contest that arises throughout the process.

  • Guardianship
  • Conservatorship
  • Estates For Those Who Have Passed

In my more than 30 years of experience as a probate attorney, I have been appointed by the court to review guardianships and conservatorships to make reports and recommendations for incapacitated adults regarding their personal and financial affairs.  Sometimes, people we care about become disabled and need help form someone to take care of their personal needs or finances.  I can help you with your own guardian and conservator needs when they arise.

Contact me for knowledgeable, compassionate legal assistance regarding matters of estate planning and probate matters, as well as divorce or bankruptcy

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