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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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  • 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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  • What Constitutes a Breach of Fiduciary Duty?
    What Constitutes a Breach of Fiduciary Duty?

    According to the Michigan Supreme Court, a fiduciary relationship exists when “one person is under a duty to act for the benefit of the other on matters within the scope of the relationship.” State ...

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  • How Does the Court Establish Conservatorship?
    How Does the Court Establish Conservatorship?

    Michigan courts have broad authority to appoint a conservator for an individual who can no longer manage their own financial matters. Establishing a conservatorship requires filing a petition with a ...

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  • Attorney-Client Privilege in Probate Litigation
    Attorney-Client Privilege in Probate Litigation

    The attorney-client privilege protects client communications to a lawyer and prohibits a lawyer from disclosing protected information shared by a client. Application of the simply-stated rule becomes ...

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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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