Wayne County Probate Court Forms

1(833)PROBATE As a service to the community, The Probate Pro is committed to providing up-to-date and accurate information about the many probate courts in which it appears. You can access the probate forms here and watch videos on how to complete the forms. Like most probate courts throughout Michigan, the Wayne County Probate Court provides [...]

Oakland County Probate

The Oakland County Probate Court oversees all probate court cases in Oakland County, Michigan. Darren Findling of The Probate Pro takes you through the process and what is to be expected when you arrive to the court. We'll break down some important information when arriving: When attending your hearing, you should make sure you know [...]

Guardianship V. Custody

As a paralegal and team member of our intake team, I often get asked what to do if someone has left their minor child with them and the parent has not returned. Or what if the parent gave the grandparents “temporary custody” of the child until they could get back on their feet, and now [...]

Tragic Celebrity Deaths Teach Us About Estate Planning

Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain’s Tragic Suicides Can Teach us about Estate Planning Earlier this month, famous fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain were victims of apparent suicide.  Their tragic deaths were unexpected by fans all over the world, even close family and friends.  The topics of mental illness, depression, and suicide [...]

How Much $ Would You Pay for an A+ Estate Plan?

Probate costs can far exceed the cost of personally crafted estate plan. Everyone’s situation is different, and therefore, everyone has a different need for an estate plan. An estate plan is personalized and created custom to fit your needs. You could say that getting a skillfully drafted estate plan is one of the best investments [...]

Estate Battle – It Can Happen to Anyone!

Celebrity deaths can often trigger a public estate battle George Michael’s Will is being contested in England by two of his former partners, Kenny Goss, who he was with for 15 years, and Fadi Fawaz his partner of 5 years. George died back in December 2016, unfortunately. It is not uncommon for it to take [...]

Probate Lawyer Near Me

Now, unless you have ever needed a probate lawyer before, it is likely that you have no idea what one is. Probate law includes many areas – estate and trust administration, guardianships and conservatorships, litigation and appeals, estate planning and special needs trusts, and more. The Probate Pro has highly-experienced lawyers in each of these [...]

The Slayer Statute: How the law seeks to protect the families of murder victims

Even decades later, the tragic murder of Natalie Wood remains just as sad, shocking, and full of unanswered questions as when it first came to light. Still today, new twists are added to the story as Natalie Wood’s one-time husband, Robert Wagner, is once again suspected for involvement in her death. While California law prohibits [...]

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