Oakland County Probate Court

The Oakland County Probate Court oversees all probate court cases in Oakland County, Michigan. Darren Findling of The Probate Pro takes you through the process and what is to be expected when you arrive to the court. We'll break down some important information when arriving: When attending your appointment, you should make sure you know [...]

2019-07-17T11:59:12-05:00Tuesday, July 16, 2019|Oakland County Probate Court, Probate|0 Comments

What You Need to Know About the Probate Process

What is Probate? Probate is a legal process in which a decedent's estate is properly distributed to heir and designated beneficiaries and any debt owed to creditors is paid off. For the most part, probate property is something that's distributed according to the decedent's last will and testament, if there is one, or according to [...]

Fall Into Estate Planning!

It’s almost unbelievable that this Friday will be the first day of Fall! Although these unusually warm September days make it difficult to believe pumpkin-spice season is already here, chilled Autumn days will be blowing in quickly. Many of us will start settling in with heavy blankets and hot chocolate, and breaking bread over comforting [...]

OAKLAND COUNTY PROBATE COURT WEBSITE – The Probate Pro

The Probate Pro has the great privilege of appearing before the probate and trust courts throughout the state of Michigan.  It is staffed by friendly and experienced personnel. One of the most enjoyable courts to practice in is the Oakland County Probate Court. Our Michigan probate attorneys have extensive experience handling Oakland County probate cases. [...]

COURTHOUSE RACE

As a child, I was never a fast runner.  Despite my best efforts to improve, my lack of the speed gene kept me from winning any races. We have all heard the cliche, "You can't teach speed."  I believe that to be true.  Fortunately, what I lacked in running speed was compensated by the speed [...]

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 [...]