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

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 [...]

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 Lawyer Near Me

Now, unless you have ever needed a probate lawyer, 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 areas. [...]

Andrew Lorelli: A New Addition to The Probate Pro Team

We are bringing in new talent all the time! Andrew Lorelli, who started at The Probate Pro in November, comes to us as an experienced attorney. He has put in time working in criminal defense, no-fault insurance defense, family law, general civil litigation and unclaimed asset recovery, but he says that probate is his true [...]

Trump’s New Estate Tax Bill: What You Need to Know

Unless you have millions of dollars as either an individual (more than $5,500,000) or as a couple (more than $11 million), you may become nauseated at the very thought of a discussion on estate tax. After all, the federal estate tax is only felt by about 1 in 500 American families. However, you should really [...]

JEOPARDY

A "Jeopardy!" contestant who passed away a week before her string of taped appearances on the show aired this week won her third consecutive game in an episode that aired Thursday night. Cindy Stowell buzzed in swiftly, blurted out answers in the form of questions, and soundly vanquished her opponents. Her latest victory was a [...]

National Estate Planning Awareness Month

It’s estimated that more than 120 million Americans do not have updated estate plans, according to www.AmericanBar.org. Unlike the fun, daily holidays, such as national pasta day, that we like to celebrate with delicious dinners and social media hashtags, the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC) created a congressional proclamation for it in [...]

Probate? Attorney Fees? How Am I Supposed to Afford All of This?

For many, investing money in anything results in our guilty consciences needling us with a million questions: “Do you really need this?” “Will it make me happier or make my life easier?” And, of course, “How am I going to pay for this?” Hiring a probate attorney is undoubtedly one of those investments. Admittedly, attorneys [...]