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

Living Will for College-Bound Children?

It's around this time of the year when we receive phone calls from parents. Generally, it's usually the children who come to us and talk about estate planning for their parent(s).This time however, it's the parents who are coming to us to inquire about estate planning for their children. Why? Because their children are leaving [...]

2019-09-18T09:06:12-05:00Wednesday, September 18, 2019|estate plan, Estate Planning, guardianship, medicaid planning, Will|0 Comments

Guardianship and Power of Attorney: The Differences

Guardianship and power of attorney, what's the difference? Usually, we receive calls from individuals who are looking to get power of attorney over an elderly individual, such as a mother or grandmother. These elderly individuals are in need of assistance. Sometimes people call to try and claim power of attorney over children. In some instances [...]

2019-09-11T07:21:56-05:00Tuesday, September 10, 2019|guardianship, Power of Attorney|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 [...]

Guardianship Scandal: Free College Money

We all want to get through life earning money while keeping as much as we can. Of course, to make money, you need a job. To get a job, you need to meet the requirements of the job. Some jobs don't require a college degree, but there are far more jobs that do require it [...]

2019-08-16T13:37:36-05:00Friday, August 16, 2019|guardianship|0 Comments

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

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