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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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  • 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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  • How Long Is Probate in Michigan?
    How Long Is Probate in Michigan?

    When an estate goes through probate in Michigan, beneficiaries and heirs naturally ask how long it takes to complete the process. The length of probate varies greatly, depending on a number of ...

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  • Who Can Open a Safe Deposit Box After Death?
    Who Can Open a Safe Deposit Box After Death?

    A Michigan statute governs access to a deceased individual’s safe deposit box. The law establishes specific requirements and procedures that apply if you need to access a loved one’s safe deposit box ...

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  • What Does It Mean to Contest a Will in Michigan?
    What Does It Mean to Contest a Will in Michigan?

    Contesting the Last Will and Testament of a deceased person involves asking a judge to invalidate the individual’s Will by objecting to probate of the Will. To contest a Will, you must have legal ...

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