Experienced, Compassionate Probate Attorney
Probate is the process by which a court proves a will is valid and appoints an executor to carry out the instructions in that document. If there is no will, the work of settling an estate is more complicated. Either way, probate can be confusing and intimidating. A skilled attorney with experience in these matters can help you make the right decisions during a difficult time.
Dealing with probate can take an emotional toll. There may be disputes among beneficiaries and other delicate personal and legal issues to address. The probate process can also delay the distribution of assets, creating a financial burden. All of this has to be taken care of while grieving. At my firm, Tibble Law Office, P.C., I will handle the probate legalities so you can move forward after a loss.
Why Do I Need A Probate Lawyer?
In Michigan, if you die without a will, state law and the probate court will control the distribution of your estate. The probate process can take months, or in some cases, years to resolve. I encourage my clients to avoid this issue by having a comprehensive estate plan in place to lay out their wishes. But if you are faced with a situation where there are no legal documents, I will work to expedite the probate process with as few complications and as little delay as possible.
Administering an estate includes seeing a broad range of details and dealing with insurance companies, banks and other financial institutions to ensure all assets are identified, all debts are settled and the estate is distributed as intended. As a skilled probate lawyer, negotiator and litigator, I will use my 30 years of experience to help you navigate your case to a successful conclusion. I will listen to your concerns, provide advice and guidance and be at your side throughout the process.
You Can Rely On My Experience
If you are dealing with a probate issue in southwestern Michigan, I can help. Call me, attorney Gary Tibble, at my Kalamazoo office at 269-775-5145, or email me using the form below.