What’s it like to be a Probate Lawyer?

“It’s not easy being green” is a famous quote that comes from the iconic Muppet, Kermit the Frog. Why is this quote being brought up? Because while it’s not easy being green for Kermit, it’s not easy being an probate lawyer for us. We often get asked what kind of law we do. So when [...]

2020-03-03T12:30:15-05:00Tuesday, March 3, 2020|Probate|0 Comments

The Role of a Fiduciary in Litigation

A lawsuit is going to be filed on behalf of a minor or incompetent individual, or against a minor or incompetent individual. What do you do? In the State of Michigan, there are specific rules designed around what happens if the plaintiff in an action needs protection in the form of a fiduciary, whether it’s [...]

2020-02-12T10:41:04-05:00Wednesday, February 12, 2020|conservator, conservatorship, Fiduciary, Fiduciary Duty|0 Comments

How to File for a Guardianship or Conservatorship

A loved one has lost the ability to make critical life and financial decisions on their own. Because of this, they are in need of a guardianship or conservatorship. How does one take the proper steps to assure that a conservator or guardian is appointed? Darren Findling of The Probate Pro will go over the [...]

2020-01-23T10:30:42-05:00Thursday, January 23, 2020|conservatorship, guardianship|0 Comments

Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult

To our frustration and dismay, we’ve all answered the phone, expecting to be greeted by a legitimate caller. Instead, we’re greeted with spam from a living individual or a pre-recorded voice message. These are usually fraudulent callers who appear or sound genuine. They offer something of value to you, but in the end, will try [...]

2019-11-25T09:00:30-05:00Monday, November 25, 2019|elder law, Financial|0 Comments

Five Steps To Become A Conservator

As part of The Probate Pro's legal services, we can help those who are of or are in need of a conservator. If you know what a guardianship and guardian are all about, a conservatorship and conservator are relatively similar. Whereas a guardian will make important life decisions based on the best interest of an [...]

2019-10-28T07:21:20-04:00Wednesday, October 23, 2019|conservator, conservatorship, Guardian Ad Litem|0 Comments

Criminal Background Check for Conservator or Guardian

There comes a time where an individual may no longer be able to reliably handle their own finances or make decisions that are in their best interest. Because of this, people are allowed to legally enlist someone to serve as a conservator or guardian. As discussed previously, a conservator is an individual appointed by the [...]

Five Reasons Why You Need a Probate Attorney

While at a recent party with friends and family, I discovered how many people had misconceptions about the probate process and what a probate attorney can do. Many of the people I spoke with had preconceived notions about what would actually happen to their estate after they pass, such as only needing a piece of [...]

Oops, You Did It Again – You Mistook a Conservatorship as a Guardianship

Last week, pop music star Britney Spears completed her 30-day stay at a mental health facility and has been doing just fine since. TMZ reported that the reasons for her being there stemmed from her father’s recent illness taking a toll on her, as well as her medicine not being as effective as it used [...]

2019-04-30T09:26:27-04:00Tuesday, April 30, 2019|conservator, conservatorship, Guardian, guardianship|0 Comments

Meet a Probate Pro – Angela Esseily

The Probate ProSM, is proud to have Angela Esseily as a member of the team. Joining in March 2019, Angela helps The Probate ProSM with conservatorship and guardianship cases. Sitting down with Angela, she shared with us her experiences that led her to where she is today.   The Probate Pro (TPP): You have a [...]

Three Things to Consider when choosing a Conservator

Not too long ago, we took a look at five things people should consider when choosing a guardian. This week, we’ll discuss three things people should consider when choosing a conservator. A conservator is responsible for handling an individual’s financial accounts and statements, making sure the individual needing conservatorship has nothing to worry about. With [...]

2019-03-19T13:24:02-04:00Tuesday, March 19, 2019|conservator, conservatorship, Financial|0 Comments