Hiring for Our Team! (Associate Attorney & Paralegal)

TITLE: Associate Attorney The Probate Pro (www.theprobatepro.com), a division of the Darren Findling Law Firm, a growing probate, trust administration, and estate planning law firm in downtown Royal Oak seeks an associate level attorney.  This attorney should have the ability to communicate and work effectively with clients and firm personnel.  One must be comfortable working [...]

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 [...]

Special Needs Planning v. Traditional Estate Planning

Last week, the NICU Grandpa from Atlanta went from comforting premature infants in a local hospital to warming hearts across the nation. A retired international marketing executive, David Deutchman didn’t exactly set out to regularly get “puked on and peed on,” but it’s quickly become a new-found joy. He told CNN that one of his [...]

SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS: THE WHAT, WHEN, AND HOW

We are excited to share the information below on Special Needs Planning, which was written courtesy of our guest blogger Paul who is serving as a summer law clerk at our office. What is a Special Needs Trust? My older brother is autistic and will be dependent upon my parents for the remainder of their [...]

WORLD AUTISM MONTH: WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW

Throughout April, the world has been lighting up blue in recognition of World Autism Month. Universally-recognized landmarks across the globe, such as The White House, the Empire State Building, and Niagara Falls, have lit up blue in support of Autism awareness and the Light It Up Blue campaign. As the fastest-growing developmental disorder in America [...]

SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST

Some families must assume special responsibilities in order to care for a loved one who will require help through adulthood due to physical or mental challenges. To help these families, The Probate Pro offers Special Needs Trust Planning.  This planning uses state and federal Trust Laws to protect the assets of a person with disabilities. Such [...]

GUARDIAN AD LITEM

In a probate proceeding, the court often appoints a guardian ad litem.  The appointment of a guardian ad litem, commonly referred to as a GAL, should not be confused with the appointment of a guardian. Let's face it.  It can be awfully confusing to people that are inexperienced with probate and trust proceedings. A guardian [...]

GUARDIAN AND CONSERVATOR

People often have difficulty understanding the difference between a guardian and conservator.  A conservator is a person appointed by the probate court to manage the assets of another person.  A guardian is a person appointed by the probate court to protect the legal rights of another person. A guardian is a person appointed by a probate court and given [...]

POOLED V. SUPPLEMENTAL NEEDS TRUST

LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT PLANNING: POOLED V. SUPPLEMENTAL NEEDS TRUST As a settlement approaches, an attorney must make critical decisions on how best to preserve the eligibility of government benefits of a special needs’ client. A Supplemental Needs Trust enables a person under a physical or mental disability, or an individual with a chronic or acquired illness, [...]

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