Probate and Sibling Rivalries

Sometimes we are led to believe that sibling rivalry only exists within childhood. Unfortunately, sibling rivalry can exist beyond childhood and beyond the teenage years. Sibling rivalry can even affect something as sensitive as probate and estates. If a sibling rivalry is affecting probate and estates, the probate process can therefore become a very arduous [...]

2020-11-16T09:22:46-05:00Monday, November 16, 2020|Probate, probate litigation|0 Comments

Undue Influence and Capacity in Michigan

In Michigan, can a person under Guardianship or Conservatorship execute an Estate Plan? Quite simply, there is no statutory bar for a person under guardianship or conservatorship to execute an estate plan. Warning bells may be ringing but it can be permissible under certain circumstances. Let’s examine this question reviewing two of the theories that [...]

2020-11-03T11:30:16-05:00Tuesday, November 3, 2020|probate litigation, Trust, Will|0 Comments

Trust Disputes and the Trust Litigation Timeline

The Probate Pro litigates trust disputes in probate court. A dispute involving any trust or aspect of a trust, whether it be the language of the trust, the actions of a trustee or beneficiary, or another facet of a trust, is referred to as a trust dispute or trust litigation. As a trustee, you are [...]

2020-06-19T11:10:04-04:00Friday, June 19, 2020|probate litigation, Trust, Trustee|0 Comments

Navigating Through A Trust Dispute

Trust is a word with multiple meanings. We all know trust means that you have firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability or strength of someone else. Trust also has a legal definition, which pertains to an arrangement whereby a person (the trustee) holds an asset such as property or money for the benefit of [...]

Learn about the Probate Litigation Process

Probate fights are nasty, exhausting and expensive. Whether you’re about to enter a probate fight or are already immersed in one, it’s important to know what happens in probate litigation. Let’s go over the probate litigation process so that you know what to expect. Lawsuit commenced, complaint filed The lawsuit may be commenced in the [...]

2020-01-24T14:45:14-05:00Friday, January 24, 2020|probate litigation|0 Comments

Three Good Traits in a Probate Litigation Attorney

When a loved one passes away without an estate plan, all hell can break loose within a family when it comes to distribution of assets. Members of the family will be fueled by their belief of how the assets should be distributed. The laws of intestacy, however, must be followed if there is no will [...]

2019-12-06T10:41:28-05:00Friday, December 6, 2019|Litigation, Probate, probate litigation|0 Comments

Amy Peterman and Andrew Lorelli Win in Litigation

Congratulations to our very own Amy Peterman and Andrew Lorelli.  Each recently won an important litigation case for their client in the Probate Court. Amy Peterman assisted her client in establishing the client's heirship to her deceased father who passed intestate (without a will).  The personal representative for the decedent, one of his other daughters, [...]

Are You Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions?

Did you make any resolutions this year? Just 3 weeks in, how are you doing so far? Studies have shown that less than 25% of people actually stay committed to their resolutions after just 30 days, and even fewer actually accomplish them. Credit Forbes. Even if you've already given up on your resolutions, or if [...]

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 [...]

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