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How to Terminate Personal Representative Authority and Close the Estate

The personal representative has left the estate open for far too long. How does one close the estate, you might ask? That’s an answer we have for you. The Michigan probate court system provides forms like the Notice of Intent to Close Estate Administration and Terminate Personal Representative’s Authority form. This form (PC 589) is [...]

2020-11-23T11:08:40-05:00Monday, November 23, 2020|Financial|0 Comments

All You Should Know Before Filing for Conservator

Sometimes adults need help taking care of themselves including handling their financial and legal decisions. Michigan law allows a judge to appoint a “conservator” of an adult in certain situations where help is needed. A conservator is a person appointed by a probate court and given power and responsibility for the estate (financial assets and [...]

2020-11-23T10:24:38-05:00Monday, November 23, 2020|conservator, conservatorship|0 Comments

All You Should Know Before Filing Petition for Guardian

Sometimes adults need help taking care of themselves and making decisions. Michigan law allows a judge to appoint a “guardian” of an adult in certain situations where help is needed. The Probate Pro has produced this video to better understand these issues. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZtoLwl7Ofc   A court-appointed guardian can make decisions for the person who needs [...]

2020-11-23T10:02:43-05:00Monday, November 23, 2020|Guardian, guardianship|0 Comments

Receipt and Discharge of Guardian and Conservator

If you are looking to terminate a guardianship or conservatorship, and make sure you’ve tied up all the loose ends, then you have come to the right place. The Receipt and Discharge of Guardian and Conservator form will serve as a document that says to the probate court the person under the guardianship has received [...]

2020-11-19T10:07:42-05:00Thursday, November 19, 2020|Financial|0 Comments

Order of Discharge

The end of your role as conservator, guardian, personal representative, trustee or power of attorney is near. One of the final forms in probate, which we are going to cover, is the Order of Discharge. This document says to the court that you have completed all the responsibilities for the interested parties and you are [...]

Probate and Sibling Rivalries

Sometimes we are led to believe that sibling rivalry only exists within childhood. Unfortunately, sibling rivalry can exist beyond childhood and beyond the teenage years. Sibling rivalry can even affect something as sensitive as probate and estates. If a sibling rivalry is affecting probate and estates, the probate process can therefore become a very arduous [...]

2020-11-16T09:22:46-05:00Monday, November 16, 2020|Probate, probate litigation|0 Comments

Personal Representative and the Friend of the Court

As a personal representative, you will have an assortment of responsibilities. Filling out required forms, like the Personal Representative Notice to the Friend of the Court, is one of the many responsibilities you’ll have. This particular form is required when representing a deceased estate. Making notice to the friend of the court is mandatory, as [...]

2020-11-13T09:16:43-05:00Friday, November 13, 2020|Personal Representative|0 Comments

The Probate Pro: Open All Day and Night

At The Probate Pro, we understand how important it is to communicate with you.  You may have probate related questions, concerns, or you just need to talk to someone about issues you're going through in regards to the probate process. That's why we offer 24-hour support, seven days a week. In case you do not [...]

2020-11-12T14:28:02-05:00Thursday, November 12, 2020|Probate, The Probate Pro, The Probate Pro Team|0 Comments
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