Southeast Michigan’s Probate Lawyer for Administration & Litigation
Being in charge of an estate or trust can often feel like a second job. The team at John R. Tatone & Associates has been through the administration of wills and trust so often, it’s like second nature for us to handle these matters for our clients. If you are feeling burdened and in need of the professional assistance of a probate lawyer, please don’t hesitate to contact our firm. We would be happy to discuss your specific situation during a free initial consultation.
Probate Law FAQs
Q: How will you help me as my probate lawyer?
A: We take the burden from the person appointed in a trust or will. Whether you are appointed as Personal Representative (Executor), Trustee, Conservator, Guardian or Attorney-in-Fact under a power of attorney, we will help you navigate the Probate Court and fulfill your duties. We will keep you informed at each stage of the process, whether by phone, email or an in-person meeting. We provide the information that clients need to successfully complete administration of the estate or trust of a loved one. In many cases, we find assets that others either forgot or never knew existed.
Q: Will I have to go to probate court?
A: In most of our administration cases, the clients do not go to court, but there are occasional court battles for various reasons. Potential conflicts and litigation arise, for example, when a will or trust was created under unusual circumstances. Other potential issues could be that the money which was once in the account is now gone, or perhaps the decedent’s home was invaded by family and friends after the funeral (or before) and valuable items are missing.
We have seen these and many other types of cases while serving as a probate lawyer. Our extensive experience allows us to inform the client on the strengths and weaknesses of each case and what to expect before, during and after a court hearing. We can estimate total costs and time, so you know if it’s worth the fight.
Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation
If you feel overwhelmed by your role regarding an estate or trust, contact John R. Tatone & Associates for professional help with the entire process. To start with a free consultation, call us today at (586) 580-8850 or fill out the contact form and we will respond promptly.