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Estate Litigation Is Not Easy

Probate or estate administration is the process of assembling a decedent’s assets, paying outstanding debts and distributing the remaining assets in accordance with the decedent’s wishes (or according to Michigan intestate laws if the individual dies without a will).

Often, a family member or trusted friend is named to administer the will. This person is known as a personal representative or executor. Even if an estate is modestly sized, it makes sense for a personal representative to enlist the help of a lawyer who is knowledgeable about Michigan probate laws. At Kline Legal Group, P.L.C., in Ann Arbor, we bring extensive experience in estate administration and litigation to our clients in Washtenaw County and all surrounding counties.

What Assets Need To Go Through Probate?

Probate laws are complex and failure to navigate the process correctly may result in litigation. If this occurs, a personal representative can be held responsible and face legal challenges. Disputes will delay the probate process and may deplete a significant amount of assets held within the estate.

Our lawyers work to prevent disputes while leading personal representatives through the probate process efficiently and cost-effectively. With an understanding of the emotions that family and friends of the decedent are coping with, we bring sensitivity to our work in this area that is essential and appreciated.

Also Assisting Clients In Estate Litigation

If disputes do arise in the administration of an estate, we are prepared to represent personal representatives or parties who wish to contest a will. Wills may be contested on grounds of:

  • Fraud
  • Mistakes
  • Undue influence on the person whose will is being administered
  • Lack of testamentary capacity
  • Noncompliance with Michigan laws

Call Kline Legal Group, P.L.C., To Discuss Your Estate Administration Needs

Our probate attorneys welcome the opportunity to answer your questions regarding estate administration and recommend an effective course of action. Call 734-249-6100 or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting.