Probate Litigation in Michigan

Probate Litigation

The Attorneys at Tull & Laubach have experience handing various Probate issues in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne, Lapeer, Gladwin and Charlevoix County Probate Courts. Matters regarding Probate Issues include will contests, disputes regarding the distribution of decedent’s property, creditors of an Estate, conservatorship and guardianships. When facing these issues client’s should meet with an attorney to determine how to best proceed and protect their interests.

Will Contests

Michigan has clearly defined laws regarding the requirements necessary to make a valid will. There are also specific laws regarding how the Probate Court will treat wills that do not meet these requirements or in the event a person leaves two or more wills. The attorneys at Tull & Laubach are able to advise clients on the validity of wills and advocate on their behalf in Probate Court. Any person in this situation should meet with an attorney and know their rights.

Creditors of an Estate and Distribution of Assets

Unfortunately, it is common in Michigan for a person to pass away with debt. The attorneys of Tull & Laubach and experienced in negotiating with creditors of Estates. Heirs of an Estate should not pay creditors until they’ve met with one of our attorneys.

It is also common in Michigan for heirs to fight over the remaining assets of an Estate. Michigan has clearly defined laws as to how the assets of an Estate should be distributed. The attorneys of Tull & Laubach are able to advise clients on how assets should be distributed and aid in the negotiations between heirs, or if necessary, litigation in Probate Court.

Guardianship and Conservatorship

Michigan Probate Courts have the legal authority to appoint guardians or conservators of incapacitated individuals residing in Michigan. An appointed guardian gains the legal right to make decision regarding the general health and welfare of a protected person, while a conservator gains the legal right to make decisions regarding a protected persons finances and assets.

Families are often in need of petitioning the court to appoint a guardian or conservator for a loved one. The attorneys of Tull & Laubach are able to help advise clients on what they need to help their loved one and communicate with the court to get the appointment done.

Occasionally, our Court system may appoint a guardian or conservator against the wishes of the individual or the individuals family. It is necessary and imperative that families reach out to an attorney to remedy these situations, and the attorneys of Tull & Laubach are ready and able to help.

Contact our office

If you would like speak with a lawyer about probate litigation or have any other questions, please call locally at 586-726-5742, or toll-free, 1-866-TULL-LAW (885-5529), or e-mail our firm. Doug or Andre will consult with you, analyze your estate, recommend and prepare an estate plan to address your personal concerns and needs. We also handle probate and estate administration.

Our office building is conveniently located in the heart of Utica, Michigan, at the southwest corner of Hall Road (M-59) and Van Dyke Avenue. (Map and directions). Evening or weekend hours are available by appointment. Home visits are available for the elderly and those with special needs. Credit cards accepted.