We can guide you through the probate process
The loss of a loved one can be a challenging and emotional time. The feelings of loss and frustration are only compounded when there is no will or the surviving family members have arguments regarding the validity of the will.
The elder law attorneys at Barberi Law have extensive experience guiding clients through a wide range of elder law matters. Clients look to us to answer complex questions and guide them toward a successful resolution in the most efficient manner possible. Do not hesitate to contact us with questions, such as:
- Is an executor different from a personal representative?
- What if I don’t agree with who is appointed to oversee the disbursement of assets?
- How can I make the process as smooth as possible for my surviving loved ones?
These and many more questions can be answered by our skilled estate planning attorneys. No matter your situation, we encourage you to contact our office and schedule a consultation with an experienced lawyer.
Can I avoid probate? What is the validity of a will?
- Numerous websites say that you should “avoid probate.” Can this be done?
Almost every state has certain nuances or slight differences in the law. In Michigan, probate is a legal process that may be necessary after a person’s death. This process is designed to assess the validity of a will, notify heirs and transfer title to assets. Many times you still have to probate a deceased person’s estate, but you can avoid unnecessary complications by having a comprehensive estate plan.
- What do you mean by the “validity of a will?”
It is not uncommon for individuals to contest the validity of a will. This can be done on several fronts, including whether the person was of sound mind to write the will, whether other family members or individuals may have unduly inferred the maker of the will, or whether the person was under duress or whether the will was actually a forgery.