Bingham Farms Probate Lawyers

Fiduciary Duty Representation

Being named to a trustee, personal representative (formerly called "executor"), power of attorney or other probate agency role is both an honor and a responsibility. It means that someone has placed a great deal of trust in you, and it places a high duty on you to fulfill that trust. Without proper legal guidance, far too many people in these roles have failed in their duties, creating potential for costly litigation for themselves.

At the Bingham Legal Group PC, our lawyers work to ensure that no possible issue is overlooked. With more than 20 years of experience, our Metro Detroit probate attorneys can give you the legal guidance you need to adequately fulfill your fiduciary duties. Contact us today to learn more about fiduciary duty, tax planning and other probate issues.

Probate and Trust Administration Counsel

Our lawyers provide guidance and counsel for probate and trust administration issues that include:

  • Compliance: Personal representatives and trustees are bound by a fiduciary duty to always act in the principal's best interest. In some cases, even simple mistakes can lead to conflicts and possible probate litigation. We can help you comply with relevant laws regulating probate administration and fulfill your duties as a fiduciary.
  • Debts and collections: We can help you make sure to settle all debts and tax arrearages before distributing assets to beneficiaries. Often, we can help in even reducing the debts of your loved ones and preserving assets for beneficiaries.
  • Distribution: If the deceased created an estate plan with any sort of ambiguity, we can help you sort through the issues to make sure the heirs receive assets according to the testator's intentions.
  • Filings and accountings: There are strict guidelines and deadlines for filing and rendering accountings. We can assure that you are aware of and meet all these requirements.
  • Probate litigation: We represent fiduciaries and beneficiaries in probate litigation when wills, trusts and other probate disputes arise.

Contact Our Oakland County Trust Administration Attorneys

For an appointment and consultation, please contact our knowledgeable lawyers at 888-794-3433. The Bingham Legal Group PC is a full-service law firm providing counsel and service to individuals and businesses in Bingham Farms, the greater metropolitan Detroit area and throughout Michigan.

Our law firm proudly participates in the AARP Legal Services Program, enabling current members of AARP to receive a discount on customary rates.