ECONOMIC MAJORITY

We all understand the concept of majority rules.  In many probate situations, having the economic majority can dictate who gets appointed personal representative. The importance of having the highest priority as personal representative to appointment cannot be overstated.  The person that serves as the personal representative is able to dictate the way, speed, and manner in [...]

PRIORITY AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE

The importance of having the highest priority as personal representative to appointment cannot be overstated.  The person that serves as the personal representative is able to dictate the way, speed, and manner in which the estate is administered.  The personal representative can hire an attorney and the fees associated with the hiring of the attorney [...]

Personal Representative

In Michigan, we use the term "personal representative" to identify the person that will hold the fiduciary duty of administering a person's estate after death.  Becoming the personal representative (PR) means that you are in control of all of the affairs of the decedent's probate estate.  The PR has the right to hire an attorney to [...]

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENT

A weird rule exists relative to who has the right to make a funeral arrangement in Michigan.  You would think that the person named with that power in a Will would have priority.  Nope.  In fact, you could have a terrible relationship with your family and they could still trump those persons that you want [...]

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