What is Probate and what does a Probate Lawyer do?

People know what a personal injury attorney does. People know what a divorce attorney does. Not many people know what a probate attorney does. This is because probate is broad, with many different functions. The most popular misconception is that a probate lawyer works with clients who are on probation. That is not at all [...]

2020-01-17T09:44:26-05:00Friday, January 17, 2020|Probate|0 Comments

The Probate Pro Earns Award from Law Firm 500

The Probate Pro has been named as one of Law Firm 500’s Fastest Growing Law Firms in the United States for 2019. This is the third consecutive year The Probate Pro has received the prestigious award. In the state of Michigan, only two law firms were part of this year’s list. The Law Firm 500 [...]

2020-01-15T11:14:56-05:00Wednesday, January 15, 2020|The Probate Pro|0 Comments

Why Building an Estate Plan Now is the Best Time

We always talk about what an estate plan is and what needs to be in an estate plan. More importantly, we have explained time after time why it’s so important to have an estate plan in place. So once again, let’s go over why it’s so important to have one and why building that plan [...]

2020-01-10T09:23:16-05:00Friday, January 10, 2020|estate law, estate plan, Estate Planning|0 Comments

How to Retrieve Money from a Small Estate

Sometimes an estate doesn’t have a lot of money. Sometimes so little that you don’t even want to open a probate estate. Only question is, how can you avoid opening a probate estate and still retrieve the money? We’ll go over a particular process in the State of Michigan known as “Affidavit of Decedent’s Successor [...]

2020-01-09T10:41:31-05:00Thursday, January 9, 2020|Probate|0 Comments

Letters of Authority

You’ve just been appointed the personal representative of a decedent and you receive a document called “Letters of Authority for Personal Representative.” This document is really important, because it allows you to stand in the shoes of the individual who has died. In this role, you are responsible for collecting and reporting on all of [...]

2020-01-06T08:52:49-05:00Monday, January 6, 2020|Letter of Authority|0 Comments

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

Oakland 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 Oakland County Probate Court is the second busiest probate court in Michigan, handling over 7,600 hearings each year and over 7,300 new filings per year. The [...]

2019-11-25T14:19:43-05:00Monday, November 25, 2019|Oakland County Probate Court|0 Comments