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Michigan Probate Litigation

2022-04-14T12:11:15-04:00April 14th, 2022|

Michigan Estate & Probate Litigation Probate litigation includes cases regarding will and trust disputes, guardianship and conservatorship issues, and mental commitment proceedings. Michigan Probate Courts have jurisdiction over all estate related matters. Most often, cases come to Probate Court when a person passes away without a will or trust. Other cases may involve disagreements over [...]

Legal Issues During Quarantine

2020-04-30T09:21:34-04:00April 30th, 2020|

LOCKED-INTO A BAD SITUATION With everyone staying home, for some people that could be a recipe for future court battles. In Michigan, the governor’s stay-home order has created a lot more opportunities for our homes to become arenas of conflict. Domestic Violence & Criminal Law From domestic grievances that finally boil over, [...]

Family Law & Estate Planning During COVID-19

2020-04-24T09:39:50-04:00April 24th, 2020|

Ryan Kelly On Family Law & Estate Planning During COVID-19Ryan Kelly was recently featured in an interview with Super Lawyers. In the interview Ryan discusses the topic of estate planning, family law, and divorces during COVID-19. Ryan was asked to do this interview because of the unique accommodations herself and her family has been making [...]

Notarizing a Will or Other Legal Documents

2020-06-24T12:37:43-04:00April 14th, 2020|

Need a Will, Deed, or Other Legal Document Requiring Notarization During the COVID-19 Pandemic? Like you, law firms around Michigan are keeping busy and conducting business remotely during this crisis. Your urgent legal problems and needs still need to be addressed during this emergency. If you have ever signed an important legal document, you may [...]

Kelly & Kelly COVID-19 Response

2020-12-29T14:04:50-05:00March 25th, 2020|

The Coronavirus has taken the world by surprise. Individuals and businesses alike are still trying to comprehend the situation and adapt to this ever-developing health crisis. In Michigan, Governor Whitmore enacted Executive Order 2020-21 which mandates that all “non-essential” workplaces close down and that all residents stay in their homes for the next three weeks. [...]

Ancillary Probate

2022-11-10T15:53:54-05:00May 11th, 2018|

All About Ancillary Probate & How to Avoid it The change of season signals the use of vacation homes. In the winter, it is the snowbirds leaving the north for Florida and all points south for a reprieve from the cold. In the summer, the Friday afternoon highways are filled with cars as people [...]

The Lady Bird Deed

2020-06-24T12:47:10-04:00May 2nd, 2018|

What Every Property Owner Should KnowThe Lady Bird Deed is a very useful estate planning tool that every property owner in Michigan should know about. Many people believe that creating a will, either with an attorney or through some online form ordered from a late-night TV commercial, that they have successfully avoided probate. This could [...]

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