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How to Complete an Account in a Conservator Estate

When you take on the important role of serving as a Conservator on behalf of another person one of the required responsibilities is to account for the finances. Michigan statute MCL 700.5418 provides that a conservator shall account to the court for administration not less than annually unless the court directs otherwise, upon resignation or [...]

Government Notice Michigan Probate Proceedings

Michigan’s Notice statute MCL 700.1401 provides the method, manner, and time for providing Notice of Hearing in Michigan probate matters. And, Michigan court rule MCR 5.125 identifies the interested parties depending on the nature and type of the probate court filing. The Notice of Hearing is a State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) form, which can [...]

How to Distribute a Probate Estate

Cost of Living Adjustments - Michigan Probate and Trusts One of the most common questions we get asked at The Probate Pro is how to distribute a probate estate. Unfortunately, it is not an easy answer as probate and trust administration can be quite confusing and complicated. A Cost of Living Adjustment or COLA (not the [...]

Proof of Service

As part of your role, it may be your responsibility to serve all interested parties in the matter of a person or estate. If the probate court is not serving the interested parties, it falls onto the responsibility of a petitioner to serve the pleadings and filings to all interested parties. Of course, accounting the [...]

Your Responsibilities as a Guardian for an Adult

You are about to become a guardian of an adult. As a guardian of an adult, there are numerous responsibilities delegated to you which must be carried out. Of course, you wouldn't know these responsibilities if you were just thrusted into the role. That's why there's a guideline provided for individuals becoming a guardian. This [...]

Your Responsibilities as a Guardian for a Minor

You are about to become a guardian of a minor. As a guardian of a minor, there are numerous responsibilities delegated to you which must be carried out. Of course, you wouldn't know these responsibilities if you were just thrusted into the role. That's why there's a guideline provided for individuals becoming a guardian. This [...]

What you Need to Know Before Filing a Petition to Appoint Conservator

What you Need to Know Before Filing a Petition to Appoint Conservator. You are about to file a petition for the appointment of a conservator. Of course, doing this with no background or training in probate law might be a bit daunting. Figuring out the roles and responsibilities, the process in which one undergoes to [...]

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