COMMEMORATING ON MEMORIAL DAY

It’s hard to believe this weekend will already be Memorial Day weekend. For some people, an extra day off means barbeques, beers, and sunbathing. But, for many, this will be a long weekend of mourning and commemorating the loved ones that have paid the ultimate price of freedom. Memorial Day: Meaning and More Memorial Day [...]

TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP

Recently Governor Snyder signed Public Act 310 of 2014, which expanded the available exemptions from property tax “uncapping” in Michigan. Beginning December 31, 2014, certain transfers to and from trusts, from probate estates, and within families will not be considered a transfer of ownership, and therefore will not trigger an uncapping of the property’s taxable [...]

WAYNE COUNTY PROBATE

The Probate Pro has the great privilege of appearing before probate courts throughout the state of Michigan.  One of the most enjoyable courts to practice in is the Wayne County Probate Court.  Why?  The Wayne County Probate Court has experienced and knowledgeable judges that understand probate law. Wayne County Probate Location The Wayne County Probate Court [...]

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 [...]

DECEASED VEHICLE OWNER

When a person dies and leaves no estate other than a vehicle, must a probate estate be opened?  The answer is simply no.  When there is a deceased vehicle owner and the estate is not probated, the surviving spouse, or, if no spouse, the next closest kin may transfer the vehicle into their name. This [...]

PROBATE RESOURCE

“It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.” -Steve Jobs In the first few months of 2014, The Probate Pro has been blessed with a surge of new relationships and new files.  We attribute this to the fact that personal injury attorneys recognize that their time is a precious resource [...]

PROBATE SEMINAR

The Probate Pro is thrilled to announce that Darren Findling has been selected to present at the Michigan Association for Justice's 2014 Probate Seminar. The Probate Seminar will be held at The Westin Hotel, in Southfield, Michigan on April 25, 2014 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Michigan Association for Justice's mission is to promote a fair [...]

FINANCIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY

A financial Power of Attorney is a legal document which grants another person the authority to act as your legal representative and to make binding legal and financial decisions on your behalf.  The person signing the financial Power of Attorney is called the "principal."  The person being granted the power to act is called an [...]

WHEN TO HIRE A MICHIGAN PROBATE LAWYER

Unfortunately, probate can be a complicated area of law. Over the years, our courts have become very complex.  The probate court can be a confusing, difficult place for people without a competent attorney.  Although there is no requirement to do so, in most cases, the best way to protect your rights is to hire a competent probate [...]