After losing a loved one, you hope that you can get through Michigan’s estate administration process as quickly and pain-free as possible. Unfortunately, for many, things don’t work out that way. There are reasons to delay administration in order to resolve certain issues that arise. Sometimes the only way to do that is through probate litigation. Wonder if you have a case?
There are several reasons why you may end up fighting over your loved one’s estate. Some of the most common include the need to contest a will, guardianship issues, problems with the executor or trustee, and blended family and general family disagreements. Other less common issues that may land you in court include tax problems or the need to deal with creditor complaints.
If you find yourself dealing with any of the above-listed problems, legal counsel will have the ability to review the details of your case and help you determine if going to court is really necessary. Sometimes litigation isn’t called for. If it is, though, your attorney will be able to assist you with the paperwork needed to get your case started and make sure it gets filed properly.
Your legal counsel’s job does not have to end with the filing of the petition. You have the right to have counsel represent your side of the matter at your scheduled court hearings, and with the complexities of Michigan probate law, it is likely a good idea. To learn more about and the benefits of having an experienced attorney assist you through it, please take a moment and visit our firm’s website.