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Estate Administration Help; Michigan Probate Is A Complex Legal Process

For most people, estate administration and probate are complicated, challenging legal processes. Further, for estate administrators and executors, the process is marked with potential legal problems. Failure to handle an estate properly can be disastrous, and for potential beneficiaries or executors, it is critical to work with an experienced lawyer who can advise you of your rights and walk you through the process to make sure your interests are protected.

At the Herbert Machnik Law Firm, in Kalamazoo, we understand that this is a difficult time for you. Our goal is to assist you through the administration process, cut through the red tape, properly and expertly counsel you on your legal requirements and reduce your stress. We have designed our initial meeting to allow for you to ask questions and get to know us before you make the decision to hire us. At this initial meeting, we will discuss the administration process as it applies to both the legal requirements and to your specific circumstances. We take care to outline the administration process and educate you on how we can assist in a way that makes sense for you and reduces your stress.

Michigan Probate Lawyers Who Care About The Details

Notably, many people who face probate on behalf of a loved one find the entire process confusing. Michigan law include a variety of levels of processes for estate administration, including simplified estate administration processes for estates that qualify, as well as informal and formal probate. Our legal team helps clients navigate the estate administration process. We serve as experienced estate administration lawyers who draw on our knowledge of the law to help ensure that every detail is addressed smoothly and efficiency.

We reduce the stress of personal representatives (sometimes referred to as executors) in administering an estate, and we help ensure that any inheritances, debts, any estate tax issues and all the tangential aspects of wrapping up the legal affairs of a loved one are handled properly and according to the will, estate planning documents or the intestacy laws of Michigan if there are no estate instruments. Drawing for substantial experience, we guide personal representatives through the maze of documents, notices and timing issues that are attendant to the Michigan estate administration process.

The Michigan Estate Administration Process Explained

Estate administration (oftentimes involving the court-administered probate process) and trust administration are necessary but unpleasant and emotional tasks that are left to us after the death of loved ones. Managing court applications and petitions, handling paperwork, contacting the right people and companies, managing assets and funds, keeping family members informed and managing their expectations – all while trying to follow the legal requirements and laws – can be overwhelming responsibilities.

With offices in Kalamazoo and Jackson, Michigan, we are here to provide professional legal service marked by personal attention and responsiveness throughout the estate administration process. At Herbert Machnik Law Firm, we make it simple for you.

When Michigan Probate Disputes Arise

One of the most challenging aspects of estate administration is the possibility of legal disputes. Our attorneys handle estate dispute mediation and litigation. We help clients resolve probate disputes through mediation whenever possible to avoid the time, stress and cost of courtroom litigation. But when cases cannot be resolved outside of court, our attorneys are prepared to litigate for our clients.

Trust and estate litigation can come in many forms. The nuances of contesting a will, challenging the administration of a trust or litigating the financial exploitation of an elderly loved one involve more investigation and legal research that go beyond general knowledge. Our estate and trust administration attorneys collectively draw upon the combined legal knowledge of the team to assess and evaluate the legal issues with the goal of providing clients with optimal results.

The team at Herbert Machnik Law Firm includes lawyers who are well versed in a wide range of areas of the law—beyond probate administration. We have the ability to analyze the facts and circumstances beyond the confines of probate court. Our experience with real estate, business law and family law dynamics provide us with skills in identifying the full aspects of the facts and circumstances that may fuel a probate dispute.

Contact Our Estate Adminstration And Probate Law Firm

Do not wait until problems arise. Call our legal team today at 269-948-7600 or fill out our online contact form today to schedule a consultation.