Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Lawyer

Will & Trust Disputes Estate Planning

If you need an experienced, reliable, and trustworthy Michigan probate attorney, you’ve come to the right place.  Our highly qualified probate lawyer, Mr. Dean E. Patrick, centrally located in Southfield, Michigan, focuses his practice on estate planning and probate matters.  Mr. Patrick personally works with each client providing counsel and guidance specific to their needs and circumstances.

Our firm goal is to provide you with only the best professional legal services available in Michigan.  Work with us and you have our sincere promise to carefully plan and manage each and every step of your legal matter from start to finish. Customer satisfaction is Mr. Patrick’s top priority and he is proud to have been nominated as Clients’ Choice in 2012, 2014, and 2016 for the professional legal services provided to his clients when it mattered most.

Allow us to provide you with legal services Including:

Probate Lawyer Services:
Michigan probate courts have jurisdiction over a variety of matters including estate administration, trust administration, will disputes, trust disputes, and other issues related to passing away and incapacity.  Too many are short changed by attorneys that “dabble” in what can be a very complex area of law.  Don’t let that happen to you!  Be guided through the probate courts by one of the most experienced probate attorneys in Michigan.

When an individual is unable to communicate or make informed decisions, the probate court may appoint a guardian as a substitute decision maker for such minors or incapacitated persons.  Our firm can assist in contested and uncontested guardianship matters including terminations.  We understand the complicated issues that may arise in guardianship matters.  Call on us and let our skilled guardianship law firm assist you.

If one becomes unable to effectively manage their finances and proper management is required, the probate court may appoint a conservator to fulfill that duty.  In addition to providing guidance so that you may fulfill your duty without incurring liability, we also have the skill and experience to assist in appointment or removal or a conservator in both disputed and undisputed matters. Receive the expert legal advice your loved one deserves.

Estate Planning:
Whether you are planning for the distribution of your assets or addressing issues related to incapacity, we can help.  Beyond drafting thousands of estate planning documents, our probate litigation experience and continued legal education leave us with experience to best assure your estate planning goals remain in tact even when you no longer have a say in the matter.  Get answers to the questions you have concerning wills, trusts, and powers of attorney so that you can choose which tools are best suited for your individual circumstances.

Last Will & Testament:
Understand the benefits that having a will provide to both you and your family. Take advantage of your ability to determine exactly how your hard earned assets will be handled after you pass.  Receive legal advice to accomplish you goals in addition to counsel on how to prevent conflict and prepare for the future.

Establish a trust in order to better manage your estate. Receive assistance with the creation of your trust and develop a clear understanding of all the legal formalities involved to make sure your trust is developed exactly to your specifications.

Power of Attorney:
Get the legal advice and assistance you need to resolve any power of attorney issues as quickly as possible. Be supported and educated of the possibilities and outcomes you may encounter.

Our firm was established to help you protect the important things. Call (248) 663-2566 to reach our law office and receive your free initial consultation.  Our hands on attorney wants to know more about your legal situation. No time for a call? You can also reach us by email.