Estate Planning is important to provide for the care and financial security of the people who are dependent upon you and to insure your assets are managed properly during your lifetime and after your death. The Estate Plan will distribute your assets as you direct. Without an Estate Plan, the State of Michigan, through the Probate Court, will control all of the decisions regarding your Estate. The Probate Court appoints the Personal Representative using the low to select that person. The distribution of your assets is controlled by the intestate laws.