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Protecting Your Rights In Probate Disputes

When you are mourning the death of a loved one, costly and contentious litigation should be the last thing on your mind. Unfortunately, when a friend or family member passes with an unclear, incomplete, or inaccurate estate plan, probate disputes can arise. Parties to an estate may disagree on the legal validity of the plan. They may claim that their share of the estate is inaccurate or that the fiduciary responsible for administering the estate is acting irresponsibly or has been appointed improperly.

Conflicts over who is or is not an heir to a will, alleged malfeasance or misappropriation can inflame your grief with frustration, anger and accusations. At the Law Office of Brooke Lauren Archie, PLLC, I can help you navigate this fraught process and protect your and your deceased loved one’s interests.

Why Do You Need A Probate Attorney?

Probate litigation and mediation almost always come from a contested estate. When all parties involved don’t agree or believe that the current fiduciary has been misappropriating funds or wasting assets, it often will turn into a dispute. This can be stressful and emotional. I understand what is at stake and will diligently step in and assist with mediation to work towards finding a resolution. However, if an amicable solution isn’t found through mediation. I have the skills and am prepared to litigate.

If you find yourself embroiled in a probate conflict, you need guidance that most general practice attorneys simply can’t provide. A successful resolution to your estate dispute requires advanced knowledge of Michigan’s probate laws and the tax code to protect you from additional costs, tax sanctions or losses of assets to which you might be legally entitled.

Moreover, you need a lawyer who knows when to pursue a settlement – and when to push your matter into the courtroom. I am attorney Brooke Lauren Archie. As a client-focused counselor, I will work with you to carefully evaluate your case and help you understand your options. I have the experience necessary to negotiate an out-of-court settlement with the other parties to the estate, which can mitigate costly fees and avoid traumatic confrontations. However, I also have the skills and confidence to litigate your case and will fight ferociously for a resolution that protects your interests.

Rely On Experienced Representation

When probate conflicts exacerbate the pain of your loss and threaten your inheritance, turn to me for experience and support. I will work diligently to assert your rights and faithfully discharge your deceased loved one’s last wishes while offering sympathy and guidance during your time of loss. To schedule a free consultation, call 313-662-9758 or complete my online form.