West Michigan probate lawyers have a pretty complex job to do, and it can be even more difficult because of the fact that many people don’t really even know what the probate process is. This isn’t all that surprising, as by the time a person needs probate, it’s because he or she has passed away. That means that someone else needs to be in charge.View Post
Tag: Probate Court
…does not always stay in Probate Court
In Michigan, Probate Courts serve the primary purpose of protecting those who are incapable of speaking for themselves due to death, incapacity, or being under 18. This protection does not extend to protecting the privacy of these individuals, however.View Post
And Is a Do It Yourself Estate Plan Right for Me?
Before getting into whether a do it yourself estate plan is appropriate for your situation, it is important to know exactly what will or “estate plan” is and what it does. In my opinion, the most basic estate plan, whether drafted by the most expensive lawyer in town or put together from the cheapest do it yourself estate planning kit you could find, must include a will and a patient advocate designation. Our estate plans typically include a few other steps to make the management of your affairs less cumbersome in the event of an unforeseen disability and upon your death.View Post