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Probate Law, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

What is Probate Law?

After someone passes away, ownership or at least the legal title of ownership of their property, their personal affects, and other assets will be passed on to the beneficiaries named in the decedents will. If no will has been filed, then then laws of the state in which they passed away will decide who receives said assets. This is what is known as probate.

Probate courts can settle a large variety of issues including the validity of the will itself. The process begins with a petition to open the estate and name a representative f the estate and its property. After this, creditors are given a certain amount of time to file their claim, the representative will then pay the debt and distribute the estate and which point the estate can be closed.

Overall, this may seem quite simple however, the laws, the requirements and the handling of the laws and rights of those involved are quite difficult and require a skilled probate lawyer. Each state has its own set of rules and regulations and in Michigan, navigating these laws can be challenging to say the least. Understanding how Michigan deals with time limits, penalties, and issues such as after-born heirs are just a few of the factors to consider. How Michigan deals with trusts, wills and the power of attorney are also important as well.

Probate Law is not something to be taken lightly. An experienced probate lawyer can assist you during the entire process which can be quite lengthy as well as ensuring that all parties involved receive what is rightly theirs, with or without a will. If you are dealing with issues such as wills, trusts and estate planning, it is important that you don't wait/ Time limits exist on many issues regarding probate law.

Ypsilanti Probate Lawyer


Collis & Griffor, PC offers services regarding probate, wills, trusts and living wills. If you are in need of a probate lawyer in Ypsilanti Mi, contact Collis & Griffor, PC. Collis & Griffor, PC offers free consultations to help you find out if you have a case. If you live in the Ann Arbor area or throughout Michigan and are in need of legal services, contact Collis & Griffor, PC for your free consultation.

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