What is the Probate Process like?

We often talk about how the probate process can be a lot to comprehend. We only speak one language, and that’s the language of truth. Probate is often thought of as a slow process. There are forms and petitions to be prepared, files to provide to the probate court and appearances before the court judge [...]

2020-01-22T12:19:06-05:00Wednesday, January 22, 2020|Probate|0 Comments

What is Probate and what does a Probate Lawyer do?

People know what a personal injury attorney does. People know what a divorce attorney does. Not many people know what a probate attorney does. This is because probate is broad, with many different functions. The most popular misconception is that a probate lawyer works with clients who are on probation. That is not at all [...]

2020-01-17T09:44:26-05:00Friday, January 17, 2020|Probate|0 Comments

How to Open a Formal Probate Estate

Someone has died and you wish to open a probate estate through an application for formal probate. But how does that work? Let’s go over how to open a probate estate. There are a variety of ways in which an estate can be opened. One of the ways is through the formal process, known as [...]

2020-01-14T10:28:05-05:00Tuesday, January 14, 2020|Probate|0 Comments

What You Need to Know About the Creditor

The probate estate is open and you are a creditor or personal representative who has to deal with the creditor. In Michigan, as part of the probate administration process, a notice to creditors is sent out, and the creditors have a claim period which lasts four months. Creditors are individuals or entities that the estate [...]

2020-01-13T10:19:30-05:00Monday, January 13, 2020|Probate|0 Comments

How to Retrieve Money from a Small Estate

Sometimes an estate doesn’t have a lot of money. Sometimes so little that you don’t even want to open a probate estate. Only question is, how can you avoid opening a probate estate and still retrieve the money? We’ll go over a particular process in the State of Michigan known as “Affidavit of Decedent’s Successor [...]

2020-01-09T10:41:31-05:00Thursday, January 9, 2020|Probate|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

Unclaimed Property: How Do I Apply?

This has probably happened to you: You wake up ready for the day. You're walking to the office and then all of a sudden you pull money out of your pocket unexpectedly. That's the makings of a great day. Of course, that's something you already had in your possession. What about property not in your possession? [...]

2019-11-15T14:33:39-05:00Friday, November 15, 2019|Financial, Probate|0 Comments

Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Here at The Probate Pro, we litigate issues involving what are referred to a Breach of Fiduciary Duty. Fiduciaries have legal duties to the estate’s beneficiaries and interested parties. These legal duties include duties of care and duties of loyalty. Violations of these duties may result in civil or disciplinary actions, and it is vital [...]

2019-11-11T08:39:38-05:00Monday, November 11, 2019|Fiduciary, michigan supreme court, Probate|0 Comments