Why Having an Estate Plan is so Important

You’ve probably read it by now, seen it on the television screen or heard it on the radio. Kobe Bryant, basketball legend – along with eight other passengers, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna – were killed in a helicopter accident on January 26. Typing those words still don’t feel right. LA Times Columnist Bill Plaschke [...]

2020-01-28T09:58:49-05:00Tuesday, January 28, 2020|Estate Planning, Probate|0 Comments

The Probate Process, Step by Step

We’ve seen it quite a bit – grieving families leaving the funeral home that is next to our office. We know that these families leaving the funeral home are going through an emotionally tolling experience. Usually after the funeral, these families will be in need of a probate attorney to help get the decedent’s assets [...]

2020-01-27T09:47:58-05:00Monday, January 27, 2020|Probate|0 Comments

Learn about the Probate Litigation Process

Probate fights are nasty, exhausting and expensive. Whether you’re about to enter a probate fight or are already immersed in one, it’s important to know what happens in probate litigation. Let’s go over the probate litigation process so that you know what to expect. Lawsuit commenced, complaint filed The lawsuit may be commenced in the [...]

2020-01-24T14:45:14-05:00Friday, January 24, 2020|probate litigation|0 Comments

What is the Probate Process like?

We often talk about how the probate process can be a lot to comprehend. We only speak one language, and that’s the language of truth. Probate is often thought of as a slow process. There are forms and petitions to be prepared, files to provide to the probate court and appearances before the court judge [...]

2020-01-22T12:19:06-05:00Wednesday, January 22, 2020|Probate|0 Comments

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

How to Open a Formal Probate Estate

Someone has died and you wish to open a probate estate through an application for formal probate. But how does that work? Let’s go over how to open a probate estate. There are a variety of ways in which an estate can be opened. One of the ways is through the formal process, known as [...]

2020-01-14T10:28:05-05:00Tuesday, January 14, 2020|Probate|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