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Is probate a bad thing?

After a loved one dies in Michigan, his or her estate goes into probate. Probate, according to the Nerdwallet, is the process of legally recognizing the validity of a will and distributing the property according to the wishes of the deceased. If there is not will, this process can help with ensuring assets are properly distributed and any other issues are cleared up. Probate can be quick or it can take time.

What is conservatorship?

In Michigan, there is a process that allows you to help out someone else who can no longer make his or her own decisions. This process, according to the State Bar of Michigan, is called conservatorship. It is only used when an adult becomes incapacitated. Conservatorship requires that a person cannot make decisions for him or herself. They either do not have the ability to do so or are not mentally able to do so.

How can a will be contested?

If you have ever had to deal with the passing of a loved one in Michigan, then you probably had to deal with a will. In many cases, the will is read, the property and assets distributed and the estate is settled fairly easy. However, there are some times when someone is not happy with a will and wants to contest it. According to Consumer Reports, anyone who is in the will, who could inherit from an estate or who was mentioned in a previous draft of the document can contest a will

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