Columbus and Probate: Then and Now

Because most of us are going about our normal days at work, home, and school, it’s easy to forget that today is (already!) the second Monday in October, which means that it’s Columbus Day. I, too, almost glazed over the holiday, but it got me thinking: if Columbus had the opportunity to estate plan, how [...]

DO I OWN IT? (PROPERTY OWNERSHIP: PART II)

Picture It You’re so excited - you just purchased a terrific piece of real estate at a tax auction for dirt cheap. Your only thought is probably, “How was I fortunate enough to find such a hidden gem?” You won the bid and now own the piece of property. Case closed, right? Not so fast. [...]

OWNING IT: PROPERTY, TITLES, AND DEEDS

Can you imagine a world in which a person could claim ownership of property by word of mouth? It would create a game of musical chairs. Not to mention that real property, whether it is your principal residence, a rental property, a second home, or vacant land, is usually your greatest and most valuable investment. [...]

2017-07-13T13:07:52+00:00 Thursday, July 13, 2017|attorney, Darren Findling, Litigation, Unclaimed Property|0 Comments

SPRINGING INTO SELLING SEASON!

Approaching the middle of May means springing into many things – allergies, graduations, and cleaning house. Keeping with the spirit of rejuvenation, many people decide not to keep cleaning the same house but, rather, to move into a completely new home. Maybe an empty-nester couple decides to downsize, a growing family decides to upgrade, or [...]

QUIET TITLE AND PROBATE

The Probate Pro has extensive experience in the quiet title process correcting the chain of title for hundreds of files each year . For some, it may seem odd that there is an intersection of the processes of quiet title and probate. However, quiet title and probate go together like Abbott and Costello or spaghetti [...]

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The probate process provides for the orderly resolution of a person’s financial affairs after their death. The probate process addresses whether the person died with or without a Will, who are the heirs, provides for the notification to creditors, the resolution of creditor claims, the orderly gathering and marshalling of assets, and the distribution of the [...]

ESCHEAT UNCLAIMED PROPERTY

We have all heard the proverb "cheaters never prosper."  Well, what about escheaters? This is a term that most people are not familiar with.  The term "escheat" derives from the Latin ex-cadere or to "fall-out."  I am really not sure why the Latin definition is important but I thought it fun to include in this blog.  The [...]

STEAL A HOUSE

It is so easy to steal a pack of gum.  Just walk into a store and slip it into your pocket.  As easy as this crime is to commit, there are so many ways you can get caught.  Personnel walking around and surveillance cameras can nab even the most accomplished shoplifter. Crazy as it may [...]

Michigan Probate Litigation

Michigan probate litigation is one of the most complicated facets of estate planning and family law.  The attorneys at The Probate Pro PLC provide probate litigation services across the state of Michigan for a wide variety of situations. We are able to help people who are involved in legal disputes over issues such as power [...]