Important info about Ingham County Probate Court

The Ingham County Probate Court is located at 313 West Kalamazoo Street in Lansing, Michigan. Offering both short-term metered parking limited to approximately two hours, and longer term parking, the Ingham County Probate Court sits in a tall and recognizable building. When you are entering a courthouse, it is important to remember that it is [...]

2020-06-17T13:18:02-04:00Wednesday, June 17, 2020|Financial|0 Comments

COVID-19 Won’t Stop Us Representing You

COVID-19, better known as the Coronavirus, has spread across the world. This virus has caused a massive shift in the way we live and the way we work. We’ve read about many businesses having to deal with the transition of working outside their traditional environment. This is something The Probate Pro has been prepared for, [...]

2020-03-18T09:21:38-04:00Wednesday, March 18, 2020|Financial|0 Comments

Does A Will Avoid Probate?

It’s an often-asked question, but to those of us in probate, it’s an  age-old question. Does a will avoid probate? The answer to this question is no, a will does not clear way. A will is a document that guides you through the probate process. The only way to avoid probate is if there were [...]

2020-06-15T12:12:16-04:00Monday, February 10, 2020|Assets, Financial|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

Unclaimed Property: How Do I Apply?

This has probably happened to you: You wake up ready for the day. You're walking to the office and then all of a sudden you pull money out of your pocket unexpectedly. That's the makings of a great day. Of course, that's something you already had in your possession. What about property not in your possession? [...]

2019-11-15T14:33:39-05:00Friday, November 15, 2019|Financial, Probate|0 Comments

What Can I Do with these Uncashed Checks?

When someone passes away, there may have been money which they had in their possession, but never cashed in the check - like what happened with the late Aretha Franklin. It was recently discovered that the late Queen of Soul had uncashed checks accumulating to at least a million dollars. Surely this isn't your everyday [...]

2019-10-17T08:32:19-04:00Thursday, October 17, 2019|Beneficiaries, Financial, Probate, Unclaimed Property|0 Comments

Funeral, Burial Expenses and the Estate

Funeral and burial expenses are things you just don't like to think about. If not the expenses, then at the very least, you don't like it because you're saying goodbye to someone you've loved or cared for greatly in your lifetime. If those don't even move the needle, then think about this: the decedent's estate [...]