Annual Account of Fiduciary: The Basics

The conservatorship is the fiduciary role of handling finances. Part of the financial responsibility that comes with being a conservator is the responsibility to account. The timeline of a conservatorship begins with establishing the conservatorship. It concludes with the annual account of fiduciary. The annual account of fiduciary is detailed in the provisions of Michigan [...]

2020-07-20T10:27:47-04:00Monday, July 20, 2020|conservatorship, Fiduciary|0 Comments

The Role of a Fiduciary in Litigation

A lawsuit is going to be filed on behalf of a minor or incompetent individual, or against a minor or incompetent individual. What do you do? In the State of Michigan, there are specific rules designed around what happens if the plaintiff in an action needs protection in the form of a fiduciary, whether it’s [...]

2020-02-12T10:41:04-05:00Wednesday, February 12, 2020|conservator, conservatorship, Fiduciary, Fiduciary Duty|0 Comments

How to File for a Guardianship or Conservatorship

A loved one has lost the ability to make critical life and financial decisions on their own. Because of this, they are in need of a guardianship or conservatorship. How does one take the proper steps to assure that a conservator or guardian is appointed? Darren Findling of The Probate Pro will go over the [...]

2020-01-23T10:30:42-05:00Thursday, January 23, 2020|conservatorship, guardianship|0 Comments

Five Steps To Become A Conservator

As part of The Probate Pro's legal services, we can help those who are of or are in need of a conservator. If you know what a guardianship and guardian are all about, a conservatorship and conservator are relatively similar. Whereas a guardian will make important life decisions based on the best interest of an [...]

2019-10-28T07:21:20-04:00Wednesday, October 23, 2019|conservator, conservatorship, Guardian Ad Litem|0 Comments

Criminal Background Check for Conservator or Guardian

There comes a time where an individual may no longer be able to reliably handle their own finances or make decisions that are in their best interest. Because of this, people are allowed to legally enlist someone to serve as a conservator or guardian. As discussed previously, a conservator is an individual appointed by the [...]

Oops, You Did It Again – You Mistook a Conservatorship as a Guardianship

Last week, pop music star Britney Spears completed her 30-day stay at a mental health facility and has been doing just fine since. TMZ reported that the reasons for her being there stemmed from her father’s recent illness taking a toll on her, as well as her medicine not being as effective as it used [...]

2019-04-30T09:26:27-04:00Tuesday, April 30, 2019|conservator, conservatorship, Guardian, guardianship|0 Comments

Meet a Probate Pro – Angela Esseily

The Probate ProSM, is proud to have Angela Esseily as a member of the team. Joining in March 2019, Angela helps The Probate ProSM with conservatorship and guardianship cases. Sitting down with Angela, she shared with us her experiences that led her to where she is today.   The Probate Pro (TPP): You have a [...]

Three Things to Consider when choosing a Conservator

Not too long ago, we took a look at five things people should consider when choosing a guardian. This week, we’ll discuss three things people should consider when choosing a conservator. A conservator is responsible for handling an individual’s financial accounts and statements, making sure the individual needing conservatorship has nothing to worry about. With [...]

2019-03-19T13:24:02-04:00Tuesday, March 19, 2019|conservator, conservatorship, Financial|0 Comments

The Difference Between a Conservator and a Guardian

In the court of law, an adult who is unable to take care of themselves or their property and minors are considered to be incapacitated persons. An incapacitated adult or minor will need someone to oversee them, assuring their safety and well-being. Enter guardians and conservators, who are there to serve and protect their loved [...]

The Statutes and Case Law Behind the Appointment of a Conservator in Michigan

Conservator Appointment in Michigan Unfortunately, there are times when a person is not able to manage their own financial affairs.  If the person has failed to adequately plan with a Power of Attorney, a person, called a “conservator” can be appointed by the probate court in which the individual resides. Upon the filing of a [...]

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