Logically following estate planning is probate and trust administration putting the plan into operation. We represent fiduciaries and beneficiaries in all Michigan probate courts by filing the necessary pleadings to admit a decedent's will to probate, preparing all documents and filings required under Michigan laws and procedures, and preparing income tax returns for the estate, as well as any required estate tax returns.
Trust administration does not usually require court pleadings or filings, but many of the same administration, distribution or tax issues are present and require attention. In this area, our attorney's counsel fiduciaries regarding the rights and interests of beneficiaries, and recommend steps or actions to help the fiduciary operate the trust in compliance with the appropriate fiduciary laws and avoid personal liability for their actions or inaction.
We take special care during these difficult times to represent families with caring and compassionate counsel, guidance and direction. We are well aware of the stress that legal proceedings often times add to a difficult situation, and strive to complete the formal process as quickly as possible while maintaining an eye towards your expressed goals. Experience enables us to counsel surviving spouses and children during this transition and help them make sound legal decisions for their future.