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Three Good Traits in a Probate Litigation Attorney

When a loved one passes away without an estate plan, all hell can break loose within a family when it comes to distribution of assets. Members of the family will be fueled by their belief of how the assets should be distributed. The laws of intestacy, however, must be followed if there is no will [...]

2019-12-06T10:41:28-05:00Friday, December 6, 2019|Litigation, Probate, probate litigation|0 Comments

Five Steps to Take When Served With a Lawsuit

Receiving a summons or a complaint in the mail regarding a new lawsuit can be rattling, to say the least. Notification of any sort of civil litigation can be daunting, but following these five steps will assist you in relieving any concerns. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_iN2mBXiFg 1. Read the summons carefully The first thing to do if you [...]

2019-12-06T10:48:51-05:00Friday, December 6, 2019|attorney|0 Comments

Elder Abuse: How to Sniff Out a Scam

Sophisticated scams provide numerous markers within them that are presented in a professional and credible manner - but are in the end, a sham. These con artists are trying to gain the trust of the target that they are who they say they are. The con artists that participate directly solicit people that are vulnerable, [...]

2019-12-06T09:24:36-05:00Friday, December 6, 2019|elder law|0 Comments

Jeffrey Epstein’s Will and the Lessons Learned

Earlier this year, financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead inside his jail cell in New York City.  Interestingly, two days prior to his death, he wrote an estate plan and will. As estate planning attorneys, we’ve been asked if putting an estate plan together right before death is a common thing that happens. The answer [...]

2019-12-03T11:11:21-05:00Tuesday, December 3, 2019|estate plan, Estate Planning, Will|0 Comments

How to Disinherit Someone

Sometimes, despite our best efforts, dissent between family members just happens. Maybe so much so, that you think about disinheriting your child. If you die without a will, the laws of intestacy will dictate how your assets are distributed. In most States, if there is a surviving spouse then that spouse will take all of your estate [...]

2019-12-03T08:33:04-05:00Tuesday, December 3, 2019|disinherit, disinherited|0 Comments

Oakland County Probate Court Contact Info

As a service to the community, The Probate Pro (877) YOUR-FIRM is committed to providing up-to-date and accurate information about the many probate courts in which it appears. The Oakland County Probate Court is the second busiest probate court in Michigan, handling over 7,600 hearings each year and over 7,300 new filings per year. The [...]

2019-11-25T14:19:43-05:00Monday, November 25, 2019|Oakland County Probate Court|0 Comments

Wayne County Probate Court: Contact Info

As a service to the community, The Probate Pro (877) YOUR-FIRM is committed to providing up-to-date and accurate information about the many probate courts in which it appears. The Wayne County Probate Court is the busiest probate court in Michigan, handling over 38,000 hearings each year and over 13,500 new filings per year.  The Wayne [...]

2019-11-25T14:09:42-05:00Monday, November 25, 2019|Wayne County|0 Comments

Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult

To our frustration and dismay, we’ve all answered the phone, expecting to be greeted by a legitimate caller. Instead, we’re greeted with spam from a living individual or a pre-recorded voice message. These are usually fraudulent callers who appear or sound genuine. They offer something of value to you, but in the end, will try [...]

2019-11-25T09:00:30-05:00Monday, November 25, 2019|elder law, Financial|0 Comments