Annual Report of Guardian, Explained

As a guardian, you are responsible for many obligations on behalf of the ward. The yearly timeline of a guardianship opens with the petition to establish a guardianship and concludes with the annual reporting requirement. According to MCL 700.5215 and court rule MCR 5.409, the guardian has 56 days from the anniversary date of the [...]

2020-07-21T12:35:02-04:00Tuesday, July 21, 2020|Guardian, guardianship|0 Comments

How to Fill a Petition for Guardianship

An individual has become incapacitated and is in need of your help but you have no authority to act. Because of this, you must file a petition for appointment of guardianship over the incapacitated individual. The problem though is that you don’t have any idea as to how you file a petition. Let’s go over [...]

2020-01-08T09:45:41-05:00Wednesday, January 8, 2020|guardianship|0 Comments

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 [...]

2019-11-13T09:31:32-05:00Tuesday, November 12, 2019|conservator, Guardian, Personal Representative|0 Comments

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 [...]

2019-11-04T09:07:44-05:00Monday, November 4, 2019|Guardian, guardianship|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 [...]

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

Michigan probate attorney Darren Findling has been practicing probate as The Probate Pro for 25 years. The Probate Pro practices and provides probate related legal services. One of the probate services here at The Probate Pro we provide is guardianship, which is useful for individuals in need of someone looking over them and making important [...]

2019-05-13T15:02:41-04:00Monday, May 13, 2019|Guardian, Guardian Ad Litem, guardianship|0 Comments

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 [...]

Five Things to Consider when Choosing a Guardian

In the event an individual may become incapacitated or disabled to a certain extent, he or she will be in a complex position. Things they may have been able to do on their own now require assistance. This can be something as simple as scaling up a set of stairs, or something very specific like [...]

2019-03-08T08:09:29-05:00Friday, March 8, 2019|Guardian, guardianship|0 Comments

Millennials… the next clients needing estate plans?

Why should an estate plan be top-of-mind for millennials? The truth is, we cannot predict the future. We don’t know when our time will come. Terrible accidents happen all the time. What we do know is what a mess you could potentially be leaving behind if you do not have a will. As millennials begin [...]

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