Foster Swift Attorney Releases Book: You Have to Start in Order to Finish

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June 03, 2019
Grand Rapids, MI–“The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare”-Juma Ikangaa, Marathon Runner
Just like you should never run a race without a good race plan, you should not go through life without a good estate plan.
To answer questions about estate planning and in honor of National Running Day on June 5, Foster Swift attorney Jonathan J. David releases his book, Estate Planning: You Have to Start in Order to Finish. While it’s never an easy subject to discuss with loved ones, David explains the value of a comprehensive estate plan and why creating a “do it yourself estate plan” using online forms is like buying poorly fitting running shoes.
Readers will find definitions to common estate planning terms along with guidance for often-asked estate planning questions such as:
  • Does having a will help me avoid probate?
  • How do I protect my spouse and my children if something happens to me?
  • What documents make up a typical estate plan?
  • What happens if I die without a will?
This free e-book is available for download and can be found on David’s bio under ‘Attorney Directory’ at as well as the firm’s Elder Law blog page at David practices in the firm’s Grand Rapids office and has extensive experience preparing a wide variety of lifetime and estate planning documents such as wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney for both financial and health care matters and living wills.
Since 1902, Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC has provided comprehensive legal services to businesses, municipalities and individuals. The firm employs 100-plus attorneys and over 100 support staff in six locations; Lansing, Detroit, Southfield, Grand Rapids, Holland and St. Joseph.  For more information about the firm, its attorneys and to access recent publications, visit
Jacob Leuvoy, Marketing Communications Coordinator
(517) 371-8125

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