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McGivney Law Firm, PLLC

Probate Lawyer | Serving Detroit, MI

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810-605-5154

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Protecting your family at times of financial and emotional difficulties can be a daunting task. You may have questions for which you need legal answers. When you need the advice of counsel you will find that McGivney Law Firm is a group of qualified lawyers serving the needs of individuals in Livingston, Oakland, Washtenaw, Ingham and surrounding counties. You can be …

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Prince Law Firm

Probate Lawyer | Serving Detroit, MI

Free Consultation

248-865-8810

Probate Matters and Estate Administration Can Be Complex and Have High Stakes. We'll Help to Protect Your Family and Interests.

Established nearly 25 years ago, Prince Law Firm continues to be a leader in legal matters involving trusts, estates, and probate. Our goal is always, as stated by our fearless leader, attorney Patricia Gormely Prince, "to provide our clients with the best possible and most professional legal representation available." We help clients with sensitive issues, …

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Schwartz Law Firm PC

Probate Lawyer | Serving Detroit, MI

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248-469-0005

Please Call Our Experienced Family Law Attorneys to Help With Your Divorce, Child Custody, Parenting Time, Child Support, and All Other Family Law Matters.

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Bingham Legal Group PC

Probate Lawyer | Serving Detroit, MI

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Effective Guidance for Current and Past Michigan Residents through Probate and Estate Administration Issues for 20+ Years

For more than 20 years, Bingham Legal Group PC has offered comprehensive services to clients with simple and complex estate plans throughout Metro Detroit. Our client-driven approach has helped us emerge as a leader in estate planning, probate and trust administration and litigation. Whether you need help establishing an estate plan, administering a trust, a probate …

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Detroit Probate Information

Understanding Probate

When an individual dies leaving a will, the legal process that takes place is called probate. Probate refers to how an estate is administered and processed through the legal system.

Probate Lawyers

The probate process can be confusing and overwhelming considering the circumstances. A Detroit probate lawyer will help with the management of the decedent's estate, any trusts he or she may have as well as any guardianships or conservatorships in question.

Probate cases often become very detailed and a probate lawyer will help ensure the rights of the deceased are fully protected. Attorneys also have the sensitivity to family dynamics and are knowledgeable in common problems with probate cases.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
  • It's important to find a legal ally who is both competent in the law and someone you can trust to protect your interests.
  • Discuss how the practice's billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it's possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

Common legal terms explained

Plaintiff - a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment - A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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Court Locations in Detroit, MI

36th District Court

421 Madison Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 965-8700

U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan

231 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 234-5000

U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Eastern District of Michigan

211 W Fort St, Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 234-0065