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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Hiring for Our Team! (Associate Attorney & Paralegal)

TITLE: Associate Attorney The Probate Pro (www.theprobatepro.com), a division of the Darren Findling Law Firm, a growing probate, trust administration, and estate planning law firm in downtown Royal Oak seeks an associate level attorney.  This attorney should have the ability to communicate and work effectively with clients and firm personnel.  One must be comfortable working [...]

Not Having a Properly Drafted Will Comes at a High Cost

An electronic will was accepted as valid, but at what cost to the heirs? A Michigan man passes away and leaves behind, in lieu of a properly drafted will, a handwritten note that directs to a will that he wrote out on his cellphone. The man left his mother out of the will that he [...]

Go to Top