Who has the right to open a probate case?

The question in the title of this article is a bit presumptive.  Considering whether probate is even required in the first place is perhaps a better starting point. Probate refers to the administration of the estate of a decedent (deceased person) by a personal representative (PR) under the jurisdiction of one of Michigan’s county probate courts.… Read more

Simple next steps when your loved one passes without a will

Firstly, if you are reading this article and seeking information because you have recently lost someone, please allow us to say that we recognize your pain, and understand your desire to honor your dearly departed by ensuring that their estate is maintained and distributed in a way that is fair, orderly and legal.… Read more


My loved one died without a Will – who pays for the funeral?

When a loved one passes, members of their family often ask the question above in a bid to figure out how to give them the most befitting and dignified funeral.

One simple answer to the question is that funeral expenses may be paid for with estate assets.… Read more


Every Document Your Doctor Wished You Had

Today’s webinar, “Every Document Your Doctor Wished You Had” was an excellent, informative conversation filled with insight from our panel experts Dejuana Meekins Jackson and Lizz Fizer – two of the medical profession’s best! If you missed it, no worries, we’ve saved the Facebook live broadcast for you to view below.… Read more

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When should you purchase life insurance?

Many people aren’t really in the market for a new car, a new home, or a swanky getaway to Greece right now. However, when the interest is strong enough, we often turn what we want into a reality. Even when the times do not seem like they’re on our side, we consider our options and we tend to make things we want happen.… Read more

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Have you thought about life insurance as part of your estate planning?

When most people think about life insurance, they usually think about the money needed to cover their funeral expenses. While it is important to have coverage for your final expenses, life insurance can do so much more. With the proper life insurance policy, you can help secure your family’s financial future.… Read more