How to Complete an Account in a Conservator Estate

When you take on the important role of serving as a Conservator on behalf of another person one of the required responsibilities is to account for the finances. Michigan statute MCL 700.5418 provides that a conservator shall account to the court for administration not less than annually unless the court directs otherwise, upon resignation or [...]

Government Notice Michigan Probate Proceedings

Michigan’s Notice statute MCL 700.1401 provides the method, manner, and time for providing Notice of Hearing in Michigan probate matters. And, Michigan court rule MCR 5.125 identifies the interested parties depending on the nature and type of the probate court filing. The Notice of Hearing is a State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) form, which can [...]

How to Distribute a Probate Estate

Cost of Living Adjustments - Michigan Probate and Trusts One of the most common questions we get asked at The Probate Pro is how to distribute a probate estate. Unfortunately, it is not an easy answer as probate and trust administration can be quite confusing and complicated. A Cost of Living Adjustment or COLA (not the [...]

The Probate Pro: Open All Day and Night

At The Probate Pro, we understand how important it is to communicate with you.  You may have probate related questions, concerns, or you just need to talk to someone about issues you're going through in regards to the probate process. That's why we offer 24-hour support, seven days a week. In case you do not [...]

Nearly 1 of Every 3 Death Certificates are Inaccurate

The statistic on inaccurate death certificates you just read was issued by Bob Anderson, Chief of Mortality Statistics at the National Center of Health Statistics. Why does this matter? Perhaps that question comes to mind, but once you find out just how much the death certificate is utilized, you’ll understand why this statistic matters. At [...]

Three Common Questions About a Pet Trust

Many families around the world have a canine, feline or other type of animal companion that’s in their lives. While there’s no biological relation, they’re often treated like family. When it comes to family, you always want to leave them protected. Through a comprehensive estate plan, you can protect your family and assure your assets [...]

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