When a family member dies, the last thing your family wants is to get bogged down in estate details. We are here to handle the details so you don’t have to walk this road alone.
When a family member dies, the last thing your family wants is to get bogged down in estate details. At Mall Malisow & Cooney, our experienced Probate Attorneys and staff understand that this is a difficult time. We are here to handle the details so you don’t have to walk this road alone.
In the event your family member had established a Trust, our experienced Probate Attorneys can assist you with the administration matters of the Trust, such as:
- Locating heirs
- Transferring assets and titles
- Settling debts
- Filing / overseeing court documents
- Trust administration (after death)
At times, disputes will arise over the validity of a Trust, beneficiaries, or some other item of a loved one’s Estate plan. The loved one’s mental capacity when formulating the Trust could be in question. Or perhaps, the fiduciary responsibility of a Successor Trustee could require clarification. This is when our Michigan Probate Attorneys can leverage their extensive experience in these matters on your behalf.
Our legal team is fierce advocates for your interests, and we work with family members and the courts to resolve Probate issues efficiently, and with tact and integrity. Our Attorneys can investigate allegations of fraud or the validity of legal documents to ensure your family member’s wishes are carried out in the manner in which they were intended. We know that families are ready to move on with their lives, and lengthy, difficult Probate proceedings benefit no one.
Trust Contest Mediation
It is often in the best interests of the family to resolve matters outside of Probate Court. This can save time and costs, as well as preserve the family’s privacy. Before taking matters before the Probate Courts, our Attorneys will always recommend mediation to resolve any disputes or disagreements concerning Probate matters. It is always best for families to work together, and our Attorneys are eager to facilitate agreements that benefit everyone while honoring your loved one’s wishes.
A court setting can add unnecessary tension that only complicates matters when family members disagree. A relaxed setting with a professional, experienced Probate Mediator can often provide the atmosphere where real communication and compromise can take place. The mediator can explain matters, answer questions, and offer solutions in order to settle estate matters amicably without lasting rancor within family ranks.
A Respected Michigan Trust Firm
The Estate Planning Law Firm of Mall Malisow & Cooney maintains a significant presence in reputable listings such as Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America. Moreover, our law firm is comprised of two Attorneys who are nationally Certified Elder Law Attorneys (CELA), certified by the National Elder Law Foundation.
Our Attorneys use their extensive training and expertise to provide the highest level of legal and mediation services to you and your family. Our goal is to always serve the best interests of our clients, assist them through the process of administering their loved one’s Trust and settling any disputes quickly and amicably.