The Klug Law Firm represents clients in Michigan and Florida in probate and trust administration and litigation, as well as conservatorship and guardianship proceedings.
As the court-supervised process for giving effect to a will and the orderly distribution of an estate, probate is often a necessary and proper element of estate administration. Litigation is also sometimes a necessary component of the process, in the case of a challenge or contest to the validity of a will, or an alleged failure of trustee or estate representative to perform certain fiduciary duties. KLF engages in probate and trust administration, including trust and probate litigation, where necessary to ensure the wishes of the testator or trust grantor are given their full legal effect.
When a serious accident or illness or the effects of aging render a person physically or mentally incapacitated and incapable of managing his or her own affairs, a conservator may be sought to manage the person's finances, ensuring that bills and taxes are paid accurately and timely, that assets are being appropriately invested, and making sure the conservatee's financial needs are being met.
In the case of a minor or adult in need of personal care, the court may appoint another person to be in charge of the minor or incapacitated adult's needs. This responsibility for the person's safety and well-being can include making important legal decisions on the person's behalf.
While a conservator may be any competent person or entity, such as a professional money manager or a financial institution, a court-appointed guardian is often a family member. Where proper, the same person may be appointed as both conservator of the estate and guardian of the person.
The KLF legal team includes attorneys who are licensed to practice in Michigan and Florida and are experienced in all aspects of probate and estate administration and litigation in both jurisdictions. From entering a simple will in probate to obtaining protective orders in probate court for supplemental or special needs trusts, our lawyers have the knowledge, skills and abilities to meet your needs efficiently and effectively. For experience and expertise in Michigan and Florida probate and trust administration and litigation, contact the Klug Law Firm.