Kalamazoo Estate Planning Lawyer Works to Protect Clients’ Wishes


As you evaluate the various estate planning options that exist, it’s important to get insight from a qualified professional whose knowledge goes beyond that available in an online form. Our Kalamazoo firm, Hamilton Law, PLC, develops complete, effective solutions for Southwest Michigan clients no matter how complicated their situation might seem. We help individuals and families understand the potential benefits of wills, trusts and other ways to transform your wishes into legal directives that your loved ones can count on.


A last will and testament is a legal document that defines what a deceased person’s wishes are in regard to his or her property. Whatever your vision might be, we provide knowledgeable counsel on all aspects of testamentary documents, including:

  • Drafting — By listening closely to you and drawing on our years of experience, our firm will draft a last will and testament that accurately reflects your intentions and serves as a lasting tribute to your values.
  • Revisions — Careful estate planning requires frequent review to ensure that your will still reflects your intentions and circumstances. If changes have occurred, we take the steps you need to prepare a suitable codicil or redraft the will itself.
  • Estate tax issues — Michigan residents who are planning how to transfer their assets upon death no longer have to worry about a state inheritance or estate tax. Federal taxes only apply if the estate’s value exceeds $11.4 million. However, even if you don’t meet this threshold, there may be concerns about taxes an estate or heir might have to pay on property, such as a home the decedent owned. We’ll answer all your questions and help you avoid unnecessary penalties.

Creating a will is a selfless act that takes courage and vision for the future. As the saying goes, “those who fail to plan, plan to fail.” By creating a sound estate plan, you establish control over what will happen after you’re gone and make a difficult situation much easier for your loved ones.


Our firm uses a wide range of estate planning instruments, including trusts, to help Southwest Michigan clients achieve their goals. As part of our overall analysis of your situation, we’ll explain how a trust can control how assets are used or how assets can be set aside for a special needs beneficiary. You might benefit from a living trust that allows individuals to enjoy what they own for the remainder of their lives while saving their beneficiaries from the probate process. For trusts that have already been created, our firm handles administration matters as well as disputes that might arise.


When making arrangements for your family’s future, incapacity planning documents, such as powers of attorney, should not be overlooked. In addition to living wills that address whether you choose to get certain life-sustaining procedures, we draft documents that address personal care and financial responsibility in the event of a debilitating injury or illness. With so many adults experiencing mental deficiencies associated with living longer, these arrangements have become much more important. We will walk you through this oftentimes difficult conversation and make sure that you have the documents that you need in place in the event of incapacity.

Contact a trusted Michigan estate planning lawyer to schedule a free consultation

Hamilton Law, PLC assists Southwest Michigan residents on a complete array of estate planning concerns, including the creation of wills, trusts and power of attorney documents. Please call 269-488-8394 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation at our Kalamazoo office.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    I highly recommend Hamilton Law. Ean is extremely knowledgeable in matters of estate planning and trusts. She is very thorough, answered all of our questions and made the entire process easy and painless. We had big decisions to make and sh...
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    — Cheri Smith

  • 5.0/5.0

    I was MOST impressed with Ean's work! I was referred to Ean by a friend and her professionalism and know-how helped ease my anxiety related to my parents' home. She was responsive and made the will creation easy. I highly recommend using Ea...
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  • 5.0/5.0

    Ean is so great! Professional and extremely thorough. I had no idea where to start with a prenup process and felt quite lost. Ean made me feel supported through the process and was able to bring me (and my partner) great ease. She explained...
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    — Carla Fernández-Soto

  • 5.0/5.0

    Ean was absolutely great to work with! I had quite a few questions with the estate documents that were created for my husband and I. She was very patient and quick to answer all of my questions. Ean is very helpful and very knowledgeable, a...
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    — Christina VanderWeele

  • 5.0/5.0

    I would recommend Hamilton Law for any small business matters. They were helpful, professional, and kept me informed each step of the way as I was starting up my rental venue. They formulated a venue rental agreement for my business and w...
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    — Barbara Schudel