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

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

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

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

Guardianship and Power of Attorney: The Differences

Guardianship and power of attorney, what's the difference? Usually, we receive calls from individuals who are looking to get power of attorney over an elderly individual, such as a mother or grandmother. These elderly individuals are in need of assistance. Sometimes people call to try and claim power of attorney over children. In some instances [...]

2019-09-11T07:21:56-05:00Tuesday, September 10, 2019|guardianship, Power of Attorney|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 [...]

Guardianship Scandal: Free College Money

We all want to get through life earning money while keeping as much as we can. Of course, to make money, you need a job. To get a job, you need to meet the requirements of the job. Some jobs don't require a college degree, but there are far more jobs that do require it [...]

2019-08-16T13:37:36-05:00Friday, August 16, 2019|guardianship|0 Comments

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 [...]