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 [...]

When to Use Power of Attorney or Guardianship

An estate plan is a wonderful tool that encompasses various documents of authority such as a power of attorney, a will and more. A power of attorney, also known as a letter of attorney, is a written authorization to represent or act for another person. In order to have a valid power of attorney, two [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Terminate a Guardianship in 5 Steps

The best way to describe why you would need to terminate a guardianship is that the necessity of the guardianship is no longer required. Indeed, there are moments when a person who was under guardianship can gain enough autonomy within their own lives to where they are capable of making decisions on their own. Of [...]

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 [...]

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