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Blog Posts in 2021

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  • Who is Responsible for Attorney Fees in a Probate Case?
    Who is Responsible for Attorney Fees in a Probate Case?

    If the last will and testament of a deceased loved one names you as the personal representative of their estate, applying for court appointment as the personal representative means you have ...

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  • Why You Should Designate a Patient Advocate, AKA Medical Durable Power of Attorney
    Why You Should Designate a Patient Advocate, AKA Medical Durable Power of Attorney

    A patient advocate designation is one of the essential documents in an estate plan. This document protects you and your family if you become incapacitated and cannot make your own medical decisions. ...

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  • Discovery in Michigan Probate Court Litigation
    Discovery in Michigan Probate Court Litigation

    The pre-trial process of discovery in Michigan probate litigation enables the parties to gather information and evidence relating to the facts and issues in the case. Attorneys conduct discovery in ...

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  • When May a Contested Guardianship Proceeding Be Necessary?
    When May a Contested Guardianship Proceeding Be Necessary?

    Michigan probate courts have authority to appoint a guardian for an incapacitated adult who can no longer make or communicate informed decisions regarding their own care. When a petition for ...

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  • Fraudulent Estate Planning Scams to Avoid
    Fraudulent Estate Planning Scams to Avoid

    The increased focus on the need for estate planning that arose during the pandemic has not escaped the attention of scammers seeking to profit by taking advantage of fears brought on by tragedy. ...

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  • Losing in Probate Court: To Appeal or Not to Appeal
    Losing in Probate Court: To Appeal or Not to Appeal

    When a Michigan probate court issues a final order in litigation, a party or interested person adversely affected by the ruling may have the right to appeal the decision to the Michigan Court of ...

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