Probate Lawyer in Detroit, Michigan

One of the most misunderstood terms in the estate planning process is probate. The mere mention of the word can induce fear in family members and some other attorneys alike. Fortunately, there is nothing to fear. Probate is simply the process of collecting a person's assets once they've died, paying only valid debts and then distributing their remaining assets in accordance with a will or according to the laws of our state.

At Melder & Melder, P.C., we manage the probate process and handle estate and trust administration matters for people throughout Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, Genesee, St. Clair, Livingston and Washtenaw counties. If you have legal concerns involving any aspect of Michigan probate law — we can help. Get the answers and quality legal services you need by calling us or contacting us online today.
Probate — Estate Planning in Royal Oak, MI

How We Can Help

Some of the probate issues and related legal matters our lawyers handle include:
  • Identification of heirs
  • Preparing an inventory of estate assets
  • Filing proper notices to creditors
  • Paying only legitimate debts, sometimes at a substantial reduction
  • Appointments of guardians or conservators
  • Trust administration
  • Ancillary probate issues
  • Assisting with preparation of required tax returns on behalf of the estate
  • Probate litigation

Probate Litigation

In addition to handling the various aspects of probate and estate administration — our lawyers also have extensive experience with probate litigation in the Michigan courts.

These matters include will contests, trust disputes, contested guardianships, allegations of undue influence or duress, breach of fiduciary duty claims, misappropriation of funds, claims of executor, personal representative, or trustee misconduct and more.
Request a free initial phone consultation with an attorney. 248-541-3400
For answers to questions regarding how to avoid probate, or your rights related to an inheritance dispute — call our southeast Michigan law office in Royal Oak or contact us online with a brief description of your concerns.

Contact Information



Address: 2304 E. 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067