How Much $ Would You Pay for an A+ Estate Plan?

Probate costs can far exceed the cost of personally crafted estate plan. Everyone’s situation is different, and therefore, everyone has a different need for an estate plan. An estate plan is personalized and created custom to fit your needs. You could say that getting a skillfully drafted estate plan is one of the best investments [...]

IN TRUSTS WE TRUST

A Lesson In History The Uniform Trust Code (UTC) was coordinated by legal practitioners across the country to standardize and simplify state trust code in 2000, and was last amended in 2010. Since then, many states have completely or, at least, partially adopted the UTC. Estates and Protected Individuals Code (commonly called EPIC) is Michigan’s [...]

PRENUPS AND PROBATE: WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?

With wedding season upon us, it’s easy and fun to get caught up in all of our loved ones’ true love. Wedding after wedding, we watch numerous couples dance down the aisle on their way to forever. Everything seems all wedding cake and butterflies in the moment, but then life happens. From Kim Kardashian’s 72-day [...]

GUARDIANSHIPS, CONSERVATORSHIPS, AND THE LONGEST DAY!

It’s a gloomy day in the city as cold raindrops splatter and heavy breezes push people in every direction. An elderly man’s face is wet and his gray hair is messy after a slow walk from his car to the bank. Finally, he makes his way to the bank teller and tells her that he [...]

PROBATE FIELD

Having practiced law since 2007, but being relatively new to the field of Probate Law it has been quite an experience learning the nuanced laws, rules and procedures unique to the probate field. Sitting in our county probate courtrooms is an education onto itself. Most people think of probate law as only coming into play when someone [...]

2017-05-30T13:42:33+00:00 Monday, June 27, 2016|Financial, Probate, The Probate Pro|0 Comments

TAXES

Benjamin Franklin famously stated "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Although certain, a discussion on death or taxes is the last thing most people want to have. When a loved one passes, the furthest thing on family members’ minds is whether they will have to file taxes for [...]

2017-05-26T19:08:50+00:00 Monday, June 13, 2016|Beneficiaries, Financial, The Probate Pro, Trust, Will|0 Comments

TASTY PROBATE AND TRUST

I am addicted to Tasty videos - those beautiful, short food videos that pop up on your social media feeds. BuzzFeed, the media empire based in New York, has figured it out. After generations of watching famous chefs, Emeril, Julia Child, Rachael Ray, and Paul Deen cook elaborate meals on television shows, BuzzFeed re-invented the dish. These one minute videos, [...]

PROBATE COURTS

To best understand Michigan's probate courts, it is important to understand all of Michigan's trial courts. Michigan has three trial courts—circuit, district, and probate. The circuit court is the trial court with the broadest powers in Michigan. In general, the circuit court handles all civil cases with claims of more than $25,000 and all felony [...]

MACOMB COUNTY PROBATE COURT

The Probate Pro has the great privilege of appearing before the probate courts throughout the state of Michigan.  One of the most enjoyable courts to practice in is the Macomb County Probate Court. It is staffed by friendly and experienced personnel. Our Michigan probate attorney’s have extensive experience handling Macomb County Probate and Trust cases. Macomb County Probate Court [...]

2017-05-31T12:56:08+00:00 Monday, May 2, 2016|Financial, Probate, The Probate Pro, Trust|0 Comments