Difference between a Guardianship and Power of Attorney

Introduction: Everything you want to know about a Guardianship and Power of Attorney When it comes to planning for the future legal tools like a Power of Attorney (POA) and Guardianship play a crucial role. Both serve to appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf, but they are distinct in their purpose, scope, and [...]

Out of State Personal Representative, Guardian, Conservator

You have been appointed as a fiduciary by the probate court, but you live out of state or even out of the country. What do you do? Well, distance from the probate court can make it difficult to stay up to date and to fulfill your duties as a guardian, conservator, or personal representative. Hiring local counsel [...]

Michigan’s Do-Not-Resuscitate Procedure Act FAQ

What Is A Do-Not-Resuscitate Order?  Some people don't want any special efforts made to prolong their life.  Many people don't want to be revived after their heart and breathing stop.  Under Michigan law, people may choose to sign something called a do-not-resuscitate order or DNR. This instructs health care professionals not to revive them after their heart and breathing [...]

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 [...]

Guardian vs Guardian ad Litem – What’s the difference?

There is much confusion as to the difference between a Guardian and Guardian ad Litem - Let's explore the topic... What is a guardian ad litem? Typically, a guardian ad litem (GAL) serves as the “eyes and ears” of the Court. The precise nature of their duties will vary depending on the particular hearing type. [...]

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