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The Michigan Probate Attorneys at the Carthew Law Firm have been providing legal counsel to clients for over 16 years. When considering probating an Estate in the State of Michigan, our Rochester, Oakland County, Michigan law firm is dedicated to providing families and individuals the peace of mind and experience to help them navigate through the probate court process. Probate is the court process where we open and administer a decedentís (dead persons) estate. The kind of probate opened depends on whether there was a valid will (testate) or the whether the person died without a will (intestate). If a person died without a will (intestate) the probate laws of Michigan govern how the estate is to be administered.
The essential steps in the probate process include:

  • Petition the Court for appointment of a Personal Representative

  • Identify and inventory estate property

  • Pay estate debts and taxes

  • Distribute remaining property per the terms of the will (testate) or Michigan statute (intestate)

  • Filing Appropriate tax returns

Sometimes disputes arise regarding the validity of a will or trust, the interpretation of the will or trust, or the actions of individuals and fiduciaries acting on behalf of the deceased.. When a probate dispute arises in the State of Michigan, our Rochester, Oakland County, Michigan law firm can assist in answering questions and resolving issues. Our Rochester, Oakland County, Michigan trust and probate lawyers represent beneficiaries and fiduciaries, including executors, trustees, conservators, and guardians, in the following probate and trust litigation matters:

  • Accounting actions

  • Claims against fiduciaries and appointed representatives such as power of attorneys

  • Trust contests Ė interpretation, construction and litigation

  • Will contests Ė interpretation, constructions and litigation

  • Joint Bank Account ownership issues

  • Real Estate and properties ownership issues

  • Life Insurance, annuity and financial account ownership issues


Our State of Michigan, Rochester, Oakland County Michigan Trust and Probate Attorneys provide a FREE review and a NO CHARGE office consultation. Important probate considerations include the ownership of assets and the State of Michiganís right to seek reimbursement of long term care costs against the Estate. Included in the FREE review are a discussion on probate options, expected courts fees, and asset and debt ownership.

Based in Oakland County, the Carthew Law Firm represents clients throughout Metropolitan Detroit including Oakland County, Macomb County, Lapeer County, Wayne County, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, Shelby Township, Troy, Oxford, Lake Orion, Warren and Sterling Heights.


Probate Attorney Rochester Michigan


The firmís main practice areas are
Real Estate
Construction Law
Landlord Tenant
Estate Planning
Business Law

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Disclaimer: This is an advertisement. The materials on this web site have been prepared by the Carthew Law Firm, P.C. for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. This information is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, an attorney/client relationship. Internet users and online readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel.

Our friendly staff serves clients in Michigan including the Detroit Metro area Ann Arbor. We are close to Southfield, Troy, West Bloomfield, Birmingham, Novi, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, Lake Orion and Oxford in Oakland County; Warren, Sterling Heights, and Mount Clemens in Macomb County.

Carthew Law Firm, P.C.

701 North Main Street
Rochester Mi, 48307

fax 248-686-3384