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Probate & Estate Administration

Guiding Your Family Through Life’s Transitions: Expert Probate Attorney Services That Honor Your Legacy and Secure Your Future.

Trusted Probate Attorney in Plymouth, MI

In Michigan, probate is typically necessary if you or a loved one own assets with no beneficiaries, have a designated will, or pass on without a valid will. In these cases, the probate process is often complicated and can lead to claim disputes, which, in turn, muddies the water and prolongs the probate case longer than necessary.

Aldrich Legal Services, can ensure that your assets are passed on legally and smoothly according to your wishes without a nasty probate process. We offer probate and estate administration legal services in Metro Detroit, Michigan. We provide personalized solutions to minimize estate disputes and ensure your loved one’s legacy is honored. By working closely with you, we’ll ensure a smooth and efficient process, providing peace of mind and expert guidance during a difficult time.

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Probate and Estate Administration Services We Offer in Michigan

Getting through probate can be complex and overwhelming, especially during a time of grief. We provide comprehensive legal solutions tailored to your unique needs. We offer a wide range of probate and estate administration services, including:

  • Probate administration: petitions, wills, and asset distribution.
  • Trust administration: management and distribution of trust assets.
  • Estate planning: wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and healthcare directives.
  • Guardianships and conservatorships: legal arrangements for the care and protection of minors or incapacitated individuals.
  • Estate litigation: probate and trust disputes, will contests, breach of fiduciary duty claims, and beneficiary disputes.
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Frequently Asked Questions About
Probate and Estate Administration in Michigan

The probate process in Michigan can take anywhere from several months to over a year, depending on factors such as the complexity of the estate, the presence of disputes or challenges, and the efficiency of the personal representative and probate court.

A personal representative, also known as an executor, is responsible for administering the deceased person’s estate. This includes identifying and collecting assets, paying the deceased’s debts and taxes, and distributing the remaining assets to the beneficiaries as per the will or state intestacy laws.

If a person dies without a valid will (intestate), their estate will go through probate, and their assets will be distributed according to Michigan’s intestacy laws. These laws dictate how assets are divided among the deceased person’s surviving family members, such as their spouse, children, and other relatives.

While it’s possible to handle probate and estate administration without an attorney, it’s generally not recommended, especially for larger or more complex estates. The process can be time-consuming and complicated, and an experienced probate attorney can help ensure a smooth process and avoid potential legal pitfalls.

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Don’t let a bad decision, an unfair contract, or a messy divorce get in the way of a promising future! Contact the experienced team at Aldrich Legal Services today to schedule your free initial consultation and secure reliable and trustworthy representation.

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