Out of State Personal Representative, Guardian, Conservator

You have been appointed as a fiduciary by the probate court, but you live out of state or even out of the country. What do you do? Well, distance from the probate court can make it difficult to stay up to date and to fulfill your duties as a guardian, conservator, or personal representative. Hiring local counsel [...]

2019-11-13T09:31:32-05:00Tuesday, November 12, 2019|conservator, Guardian, Personal Representative|0 Comments

Michigan’s Do-Not-Resuscitate Procedure Act FAQ

What Is A Do-Not-Resuscitate Order?  Some people don't want any special efforts made to prolong their life.  Many people don't want to be revived after their heart and breathing stop.  Under Michigan law, people may choose to sign something called a do-not-resuscitate order or DNR. This instructs health care professionals not to revive them after their heart and breathing [...]

2019-11-04T09:07:44-05:00Monday, November 4, 2019|Guardian, guardianship|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 [...]

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel Proposes Legislative Change

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has proposed legislation that would change how guardianships work in the State of Michigan. The proposal comes in light of a recent court ruling where a guardian was appointed to an individual at the detriment of the family. Sometimes, guardians of an individual don't have to be family members. The [...]

2019-06-26T08:33:07-05:00Wednesday, June 26, 2019|Guardian, guardianship|0 Comments

Guardian vs Guardian ad Litem – What’s the difference?

Michigan probate attorney Darren Findling has been practicing probate as The Probate Pro for 25 years. The Probate Pro practices and provides probate related legal services. One of the probate services here at The Probate Pro we provide is guardianship, which is useful for individuals in need of someone looking over them and making important [...]

2019-05-13T15:02:41-05:00Monday, May 13, 2019|Guardian, Guardian Ad Litem, guardianship|0 Comments

How Can I Avoid a Messy Situation with a Will?

The Probate ProSM has informed you in the past to have a plan in place for someone’s untimely death. While we continue to inform you about the importance of having a will in place, there’s a slight caveat. Even if a will or just a plan is set up, it doesn’t guarantee that you’ll avoid [...]

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 [...]

2019-04-30T09:26:27-05:00Tuesday, April 30, 2019|conservator, conservatorship, Guardian, guardianship|0 Comments

Meet a Probate Pro – Liisa Vaara-Lewis

Liisa Vaara-Lewis is a highly valued member of our team at The Probate ProSM. Serving as the case manager and social worker, Liisa helps in a variety of ways for our clients, providing care and compassion – never giving up on them. We got to sit down with Liisa and speak with her about how [...]

2019-03-28T11:23:05-05:00Thursday, March 28, 2019|Guardian, The Probate Pro, The Probate Pro Team|0 Comments