The Legal Impact of Medical Marijuana and Seniors

WHAT'S COMING DOWN THE PIPE? THE LEGAL IMPACT OF MEDICAL MARIHUANA AND SENIORS by Amy E. Peterman If you were to ask who is the average consumer of marihuana, the answer may surprise you. According to a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, more than four million Americans age 55 and [...]

2017 SOCIAL SECURITY CHANGES

In 2017, an SSI recipient's individual income increased from $733 per month to $735 per month.  A couple's SSI benefit increased from $1,100 per month to $1,103 per month. Retired workers received a $5 bump on average, to $1,360. Average Monthly Social Security Benefits 2017 The following are the estimated average monthly Social Security benefits [...]

2017-10-18T19:07:43+00:00 Thursday, February 23, 2017|attorney, Darren Findling, Financial, Governments, Taxes, The Probate Pro|0 Comments

OAKLAND COUNTY PROBATE COURT

The Probate Pro has the great privilege of appearing before the probate courts throughout the state of Michigan.  One of the most enjoyable courts to practice in is the Oakland County Probate Court. Our Michigan probate attorney’s have extensive experience handling Oakland County probate cases.  In fact, our main office is located in Oakland County. [...]

WAYNE COUNTY PROBATE COURT

The Probate Pro has the great privilege of appearing before probate courts throughout the state of Michigan.  One of the most enjoyable courts to practice in is the Wayne County Probate Court.  Why?  The Wayne County Probate Court has experienced and knowledgeable judges that understand probate law. The Wayne County Probate Court is located on [...]

RACE TO THE COURTHOUSE

In the past  months my firm has been involved in a rash of probate litigation files in which a family member has attempted to gain control of a personal injury case in which they lacked appropriate priority to become the personal representative.  These brazen attempts have been filed by family members at the behest of [...]

RACE TO THE COURTHOUSE

Most personal injury attorneys know that getting to the probate court first is often paramount in securing control of the file.  Usually, my firm’s speed in which we raced to the courthouse is the difference maker.   Speed of filing and creative strategies employed to become the fiduciary are my firm’s specialty. When practicable, my firm [...]

NATIONWIDE – LAW FIRMS DROPPING PROBATE DEPARTMENTS

  Debevoise & Plimpton Drops Trusts and Estates Practice BY PETER LATTMAN  Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times Michael Blair, the presiding partner at Debevoise & Plimpton. The firm said it would eliminate its trusts and estates practice. Last month, the nation’s leading trusts and estates lawyers convened at a Florida resort to discuss the latest [...]