Out of State Personal Representative, Guardian, Conservator

You have been appointed as a fiduciary by the probate court, but you live out of state or even out of the country. What do you do? Well, distance from the probate court can make it difficult to stay up to date and to fulfill your duties as a guardian, conservator, or personal representative. Hiring local counsel [...]

2019-11-13T09:31:32-05:00Tuesday, November 12, 2019|conservator, Guardian, Personal Representative|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

Plan Your Estate Like You Would A Vacation

Having an estate plan is so important because anything can happen, but exactly how do you go about preparing an estate plan? Well, it's not all that different than getting ready for a vacation. When you’re planning for a vacation, you  make sure you have all your essentials packed. Your clothes, your toiletries, your electronics [...]

2019-10-17T11:00:28-05:00Tuesday, October 15, 2019|Estate Planning, Power of Attorney, Will|0 Comments

Monroe County Probate Court Review

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

2019-09-27T10:02:17-05:00Friday, September 27, 2019|Probate|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

Six Steps on How to Probate an Estate

Understanding how to probate can be difficult. It's by design, but it's also done to make sure everything is taken into account. The process is long and arduous, with many forms to be filled, appearances in court that need to be made, and that's just the tip of the iceberg that is this process. But, [...]

Genesee County Probate Court

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

2019-08-14T14:59:14-05:00Wednesday, August 14, 2019|Probate|0 Comments

Kalamazoo County Probate Court

The Probate Pro has the great privilege of appearing before probate courts throughout the state of Michigan.  Kalamazoo County Probate Court is one of the friendliest courts to practice in. Their mission is to administer justice with fairness, equality, and integrity, to resolve matters before the court in a timely manner, and to provide courteous and [...]

2019-08-27T08:52:49-05:00Wednesday, August 14, 2019|Probate|0 Comments