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

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 [...]

Five Things to Consider when Choosing a Guardian

In the event an individual may become incapacitated or disabled to a certain extent, he or she will be in a complex position. Things they may have been able to do on their own now require assistance. This can be something as simple as scaling up a set of stairs, or something very specific like [...]

2019-03-08T08:09:29-05:00Friday, March 8, 2019|Guardian, guardianship|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 [...]

Guardianship V. Custody

As a paralegal and team member of our intake team, I often get asked what to do if someone has left their minor child with them and the parent has not returned. Or what if the parent gave the grandparents “temporary custody” of the child until they could get back on their feet, and now [...]

National Make-A-Will Month is August!

August is National Make-A-Will Month! Having a will not only ensures that your wishes are carried out after your passing, but it also protects your loved ones from potentially lengthy and expensive court proceedings. Common misconceptions about making a will are you think you’re too young, you think creating one is too expensive, and you [...]