When a difficult life event occurs – such as when a loved one passes away or is no longer able to care for themselves – many of our clients find themselves overwhelmed trying to navigate the intricacies of Michigan’s probate law.
Typically, probate law applies in situations where one individual wants (or needs) to handle the affairs of another. This may include planning for and administering a deceased person’s estate. Probate law also addresses providing care for children, disabled individuals, and the elderly. A skilled probate attorney will help you understand your legal options and develop a plan suited to you and your family’s unique circumstances, wishes, and long-term needs.
Since probate law includes a variety of matters involving the care of individuals and their property, Peter J. Johnson Law Office probate law services include:
None of us want to spend months – or even years – in probate court. A well-thought-out estate plan, including wills, power(s) of attorney, medical directives, and in some cases a trust, will help keep your family out of legal struggles during a final illness or after loved one passes away. Our experienced attorneys will help you form a customized strategy to minimize, or eliminate, time in probate court.
After a person passes away, a probate court oversees the administration of his or her estate to ensure the proper execution of the will and distribution of assets. This often complicated process can be difficult for family members, so our attorneys will guide you through the process and shoulder the administrative burden during such a difficult time.
The probate court is responsible for overseeing decisions made on behalf of vulnerable individuals. When a child’s parents are unfit or unavailable, when a disabled person is incapable of caring for themselves, or when an elderly person is no longer able to make decisions for their own wellbeing, the probate court is asked to appoint and oversee guardians and conservators tasked with caring for these individuals. Our knowledgeable probate attorneys will help you navigate this process while complying with established supervisory requirements, allowing you focus attention on caring for your loved one.
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