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

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

Funeral, Burial Expenses and the Estate

Funeral and burial expenses are things you just don't like to think about. If not the expenses, then at the very least, you don't like it because you're saying goodbye to someone you've loved or cared for greatly in your lifetime. If those don't even move the needle, then think about this: the decedent's estate [...]

Reading of the Will: Is it Real or Not?

Reading of the will, a moment in probate that is over dramatized. We see it often in the theater or on television where there's this big, revealing scene. The beneficiary walks into a swanky office of a high profile lawyer. Joining you are other beneficiaries who are also scheduled to learn of what they've inherited. [...]

2019-09-24T07:47:52-05:00Tuesday, September 24, 2019|estate plan, Estate Planning, Will|0 Comments

St Clair County Probate Court Information

The Probate Pro has the great privilege of appearing before probate courts throughout the state of Michigan.  St Clair County Probate Court is one of the most enjoyable courts to practice in. The St. Clair County Probate Court has experienced and knowledgeable judges that understand probate law. They are staffed by friendly and experienced personnel. [...]

2019-09-23T08:49:03-05:00Monday, September 23, 2019|Probate|0 Comments

Probate Solicitation

Always know where a message, package or item comes from if it's addressed to you. There are definitely dubious personalities in our world who will unfortunately try to con you out of your money. You hear this all the time in the news. An elderly individual losing out on his or her money because of [...]

2019-08-05T08:17:11-05:00Monday, August 5, 2019|elder law, Probate|0 Comments

How to Avoid A Probate Surprise

Surprises are indeed, surprising. They come out of nowhere and when you don't expect it. Sometimes it can be a good surprise, such as a surprise birthday party or surprise baby announcement. Other times, it can be neither good or bad, such as a surprise test or a surprise baby announcement. When it comes to [...]

Wayne County Probate Court Attorney Training Materials 

For many probate attorneys in training, court can be a daunting process. Those especially unfamiliar with court may lack comforting experience and need a place to begin their preparations. The Wayne County Probate Court Attorney Training Materials is just the place for a new attorney to begin. Before diving into the technicalities of the probate [...]

2019-07-26T08:58:35-05:00Friday, July 26, 2019|attorney, Probate, Wayne County|0 Comments