Amy Peterman Appointed as Director of Legal Services

The Probate Pro, PLC announces the appointment of Attorney Amy Peterman as the Director of Legal Services. Effective immediately, Peterman will oversee the strategic growth and development of The Probate Pro’s legal team, among other things. “When we were looking to hire our Director of Legal Services, we searched for someone who had a specialized [...]

2019-12-11T10:06:45-05:00Wednesday, December 11, 2019|attorney, The Probate Pro|0 Comments

Five Steps to Take When Served With a Lawsuit

Receiving a summons or a complaint in the mail regarding a new lawsuit can be rattling, to say the least. Notification of any sort of civil litigation can be daunting, but following these five steps will assist you in relieving any concerns. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_iN2mBXiFg 1. Read the summons carefully The first thing to do if you [...]

2019-12-06T10:48:51-05:00Friday, December 6, 2019|attorney|0 Comments

Jeffrey Epstein’s Will and the Lessons Learned

Earlier this year, financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead inside his jail cell in New York City.  Interestingly, two days prior to his death, he wrote an estate plan and will. As estate planning attorneys, we’ve been asked if putting an estate plan together right before death is a common thing that happens. The answer [...]

2019-12-03T11:11:21-05:00Tuesday, December 3, 2019|estate plan, Estate Planning, Will|0 Comments

Wayne County Probate Court: Contact Info

As a service to the community, The Probate Pro (877) YOUR-FIRM is committed to providing up-to-date and accurate information about the many probate courts in which it appears. The Wayne County Probate Court is the busiest probate court in Michigan, handling over 38,000 hearings each year and over 13,500 new filings per year.  The Wayne [...]

2019-11-25T14:09:42-05:00Monday, November 25, 2019|Wayne County|0 Comments

Unclaimed Property: How Do I Apply?

This has probably happened to you: You wake up ready for the day. You're walking to the office and then all of a sudden you pull money out of your pocket unexpectedly. That's the makings of a great day. Of course, that's something you already had in your possession. What about property not in your possession? [...]

2019-11-15T14:33:39-05:00Friday, November 15, 2019|Financial, Probate|0 Comments

Why do Lawyers Talk so Funny? We Keep it Simple.

In our professions, we likely have industry-specific terms. For example, in marketing, you may be familiar with the acronym "SEO," which stands for search engine optimization. SEO is the process of maximizing the number of visitors to a particular website by ensuring that the site appears high on the list of results returned by a [...]

2019-11-14T09:03:15-05:00Thursday, November 14, 2019|attorney, The Probate Pro, The Probate Pro Team|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

Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Here at The Probate Pro, we litigate issues involving what are referred to a Breach of Fiduciary Duty. Fiduciaries have legal duties to the estate’s beneficiaries and interested parties. These legal duties include duties of care and duties of loyalty. Violations of these duties may result in civil or disciplinary actions, and it is vital [...]

2019-11-11T08:39:38-05:00Monday, November 11, 2019|Fiduciary, michigan supreme court, Probate|0 Comments

How To Probate A Will

Upon death, a will provides the instructions to the probate court and to the family as to who the individual wants to nominate as their personal representative, and how they would like their estate to be distributed. So, how does one actually probate a will? First, the probate court provides supervision over all matters in [...]

2019-11-07T14:33:34-05:00Thursday, November 7, 2019|Probate, Will|0 Comments

What Can I Do with these Uncashed Checks?

When someone passes away, there may have been money which they had in their possession, but never cashed in the check - like what happened with the late Aretha Franklin. It was recently discovered that the late Queen of Soul had uncashed checks accumulating to at least a million dollars. Surely this isn't your everyday [...]

2019-10-17T08:32:19-05:00Thursday, October 17, 2019|Beneficiaries, Financial, Probate, Unclaimed Property|0 Comments