Losing a loved one is never easy. Nor are the legal considerations that follow.
Probate is the court process for identifying your loved one's property, determining the validity of his or her will, and transferring assets in accordance with the will. It's a lengthy process that can be complicated and intense — especially if disputes arise along the way.
Probate courts in Michigan also preside over guardianship/conservatorship proceedings. When a loved one is no longer capable of caring for himself or herself, it may become necessary to seek a court-appointed guardian to act on that person's behalf.
Lighten Your Burden By Leaning On The Experience Of A Professional
You don't have to fumble through probate or estate administration on your own. You will find a dedicated advocate at the law office of David R. Bruegel, P.C.
Based in Mason, lawyer David Bruegel has a strong foundation of experience spanning more than 35 years. He has built a respected reputation for honesty, integrity and client service.
"David Bruegel kept me informed throughout. He is honest and caring. He returned calls as quickly as possible ... I trust him completely." — Lynne, a former client
Avoid Legal Pitfalls
The formal probate process isn't always necessary. If your loved one left everything in a trust, you may only need to pursue trust administration — a private, out-of-court process.
Probate, estate administration and trust administration all require following detailed legal standards. Attorney Bruegel can guide you through the minefields of this often complex area of law, helping you avoid common pitfalls and setting the stage for a smoother process.
David is also well-equipped to deal with unforeseen disputes. His talent for creative problem-solving has made him a positive force for resolution in difficult circumstances.
Get To Know Lawyer David Bruegel
Don't face the challenges of probate alone. Call David Bruegel at 517-833-4196 or send him a message online. His office is in Mason — about a 20-minute drive from Lansing — and he serves clients nationwide.