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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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  • How To Terminate Guardianship in Michigan
    How To Terminate Guardianship in Michigan

    Michigan statutes authorize state courts to appoint a guardian for an individual who can no longer make decisions about their own personal and medical care, when specific criteria are met. The laws ...

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  • What Is Living Probate — and How Can You Avoid It?
    What Is Living Probate — and How Can You Avoid It?

    You probably know that probate is a court-supervised process that some estates and some assets go through after a person passes away. But living probate is an entirely different legal concept and ...

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  • What To Do If a Caregiver Takes Advantage of Your Aging Parent
    What To Do If a Caregiver Takes Advantage of Your Aging Parent

    Elders often are emotionally and physically vulnerable to pressure from caregivers. If you suspect that a caregiver is taking advantage of your aging parent, the most important thing to remember is ...

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  • Why Do You Need Durable Powers of Attorney in Your Estate Plan?
    Why Do You Need Durable Powers of Attorney in Your Estate Plan?

    When you think about estate planning, durable powers of attorney (DPOAs) probably are not the first documents that come to mind. Yet, they are an extremely important part of every estate plan. Your ...

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  • Michigan Guardianship Visitation Law Authorizes Court Appointment of Limited Guardians
    Michigan Guardianship Visitation Law Authorizes Court Appointment of Limited Guardians

    Due in part to publicity sparked by efforts by the children of American Top 40 DJ Casey Kasem, who waged a public battle for visitation with their incapacitated father, many states have adopted new ...

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