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Contested Probate

Probate involves the administration of estates and trusts and the process can be complex. Challenges to the validity of wills and trusts often include factually intense undue influence, incapacity, or fraud claims. Our attorneys regularly represent individuals, families, trustees, and beneficiaries before probate courts in Michigan. We handle a complete range of probate work for individuals, families, trusts, and nonprofit entities to secure the wishes of loved ones, which include but are not limited to:

  • Administration of decedent estates and trusts of any size, including complex real estate, financial or business issues.
  • Defending or prosecuting will contests, incapacity, undue influence, or other claims against estates or trusts.
  • Obtaining, defending, or administering guardianships or conservatorships.
  • Representing fiduciaries, trustees, or personal representatives against challenges (or challenging the fiduciary on behalf of a beneficiary or other interest person).
  • Assisting incapacitated persons or their families with nursing homes or assisted living issues or problems.

Bringing closure to families in distress after the loss or incapacity of a loved one is one of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of this work.