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 …
Probate Lawyer | Serving Detroit, MI
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, …
Probate Lawyer | Serving Detroit, MI
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 …
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.
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.
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.
An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.
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:
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.
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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