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Guardianships

Most of us are able to make our own decisions on matters of housing, medical care, education and the like.  Some of us are not.  A person appointed by a Probate Court, to make decisions in such matters (as opposed to business/property matters) is called a Guardian. 

There are many situations in which a Guardianship can be helpful. Sometimes an elderly loved one, or friend, no longer has the mental capacity to take care of themselves. Sometimes, an accident renders a person, at any age, incapable of caring for themselves. A Guardianship can help a family maintain control over what might be an impossible situation.  

Also, please note that if the need for a Guardianship (or Conservatorship) arises due to a motor vehicle accident, the costs of the Guardianship may be compensable by the "responsible no-fault insurance carrier." For more info go to "No-Fault Insurance Matters".

When Is Guardianship Necessary? 

  1. Due to a medical, mental, psychological, or other permanent condition, does your loved one need your help, or someone else's, to help them make medical, housing, and other personal decisions?
  2. Is a Guardianship needed because someone you care for, has had a auto accident that makes them unable to make medical, housing and other personal decisions for themselves? 
  3. Do you need access to the medical records, of a loved one, or do your loved one's doctors require you to have a Guardianship, so that they know they are dealing with someone authorized to make medical decisions?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, your loved one may well need a Guardian.  Call Jon Frank help you set up “Guardianship” protection, throughout SE Michigan for vulnerable loved ones in your life.

Not sure if a guardianship is necessary?

We will go over the guardianship questionnaire to determine if your loved one needs a guardian

Learn more about Michigan Probate Laws & Protections.

The next area of Probate Court jurisdiction, is that of decedents' estates. These estates are handled differently, depending on how much, and what kind of assets are involved, whether Court supervision is required or desired, whether there is a will or not, and on other factors too numerous, and case-specific to list out here... Continue reading.

Property distributed by intestate succession, is distributed to intestate heirs, as described below, in the following order:
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As adults, we all make personal decisions for ourselves, like where we will live, what medical decisions we make, etc.  When someone cannot make those decisions for themselves, they need someone to make those decisions for them; when that decision-maker is appointed by the court, they are referred to as a "Guardian".  The case is called a "Guardianship", and the protected/legally disabled person is sometimes called a "ward"... Continue reading.

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