Experienced Michigan Probate Lawyers Walking with You Through the Process of Probate Administration

Probate is the process of administering a person’s estate after his or her death and transferring assets to beneficiaries. Probate involves identifying and gathering estate assets, notifying beneficiaries, and paying off any debts associated with the estate. The process can be complex, but you do not have to walk through it alone.

The lawyers at Lucido & Manzella, P.C., are your experienced guides through the probate administration process. If you have to settle the estate of a loved one or have other complex estate planning concerns, we are committed to providing the information you need and helping you reach a beneficial conclusion in a timely manner.

Mr. Manzilla and Ms. Dibartolomeo, our probate attorneys at Lucido & Manzella, are both Macomb County Public Administrators.  This is an appointed position that holds powers and duties in relation to the administration of the estates of deceased persons without wills and with no known heirs.  In this position, a public administrator also takes appointments from the Macomb County Probate Court to act as personal representatives in decedent estates where an impartial fiduciary is needed or where there are no known family members available or willing to serve. Mr. Manzilla and Ms. Dibartolomeo were both appointed by the Michigan Attorney General in 2018.

What Do You Need To Know About Probate?

Probate is not necessary for all assets a person may own. For example, property held in trusts or distributed by beneficiary designation does not need to go through probate. However, probate is necessary for assets distributed by a will. Depending on the size of your family member’s estate, you may have the option of simplified, or informal, probate.

Our lawyers will guide you through the Michigan probate process as quickly and efficiently as possible. When you rely on the assistance of one of our probate lawyers, we will work to help you avoid issues and resolve the process with minimal complications.

Other Estate Planning Concerns You May Have

There are estate planning options that can serve to both protect an individual during his or her lifetime and also simply eliminate the need for probate. If you need to become the caretaker of an elderly parent, we can also advise you if you need to be named your parent’s guardian. If your parent named you his or her agent under a power of attorney, you may not need to go through the guardianship process.

Do You Have Probate Questions? Our Macomb County Probate Lawyers Have the Answers You Need.

Michigan residents can contact our attorneys at our Clinton Township office to learn more about Michigan probate. We offer free initial case evaluations. Contact us at 586-228-3900 or here for help.

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