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

Why do Lawyers Talk so Funny? We Keep it Simple.

In our professions, we likely have industry-specific terms. For example, in marketing, you may be familiar with the acronym "SEO," which stands for search engine optimization. SEO is the process of maximizing the number of visitors to a particular website by ensuring that the site appears high on the list of results returned by a [...]

2019-11-14T09:03:15-05:00Thursday, November 14, 2019|attorney, The Probate Pro, The Probate Pro Team|0 Comments

Wayne County Probate Court Attorney Training Materials 

For many probate attorneys in training, court can be a daunting process. Those especially unfamiliar with court may lack comforting experience and need a place to begin their preparations. The Wayne County Probate Court Attorney Training Materials is just the place for a new attorney to begin. Before diving into the technicalities of the probate [...]

2019-07-26T08:58:35-05:00Friday, July 26, 2019|attorney, Probate, Wayne County|0 Comments

Estate plan: is it a big deal to not have a will?

It seems like that with each passing day, we learn about a celebrity or famous figure who died without a will. Is it a big deal? The answer depends on the circumstances. When creating an estate plan, you'll be able to control how you want your affairs and life's assets to be taken care of. [...]

Five Reasons Why You Need a Probate Attorney

While at a recent party with friends and family, I discovered how many people had misconceptions about the probate process and what a probate attorney can do. Many of the people I spoke with had preconceived notions about what would actually happen to their estate after they pass, such as only needing a piece of [...]

A Michigan Probate Attorney Should Tell It Like It Is

The Probate ProSM has been providing probate related legal services in for 25 years. This longevity in the State of Michigan has allowed us to hone in on several core values that make up our team. One of them, which Michigan probate attorney Darren Findling discusses, is telling it like it is. By telling it [...]

Probate Counselors Are Here to Care

Often times, when people think of attorneys, the word “winning” comes to mind. Attorneys want to be winning cases. Winning leads to client satisfaction. Winning generates more clients. Winning rules all. With that said, while you want an attorney to win for you, you want someone who cares about you as a person too. As [...]

Meet a Probate Pro – Michael Franklin

Michael Franklin is one of the many fantastic attorneys who are part of our team at The Probate ProSM. As an attorney, Michael deals with many cases and is in constant contact with many individuals involved in these cases. We sat down with Michael and heard from him about the work he does every day. [...]

Five Frequent Supplemental Needs Trust Questions

Written by Andrew Lorelli Supplemental Needs Trusts (“SNTs”, also called Special Needs Trusts) are a common estate planning tool. SNTs are for people who receive means-tested government benefits, as well as those who also may be the beneficiaries of an estate or the recipient of settlement funds after a lawsuit. SNTs are designed to allow [...]