Category Archives: Probate Lawyer Michigan

Estate Disputes

When you need a trial Lawyer

Probate law, getting a will or setting up a trust are some of the things you will do to protect your assets and family. Ideally, it would be all set so that when it comes time to settle an estate, everything would go smoothly. In reality, we see that many times problems arise between immediate family members, extended family as well as other affiliated parties. In coming posts we will talk more at length on some of these issues and the different areas that may precipitate getting an aggressive trial lawyer. Estate disputes are something that can arise (and often do), without fair warning. Here are just some of the processes or issues that can come under dispute where you will need and should have an aggressive probate trial specialist.

  • Disposition on a Will
  • Conservatorship
  • Undue Influence
  • Recent Will changes
  • Surviving Spouse / Ex-Spouses
  • Caregivers
  • Children / Step Children
  • Durable Power of Attorney

All these and others have multiple aspects where at some point there can be a dispute. As indicated we will be posting more information and specifics, especially where they relate to estate disputes. Talking about having an experienced and aggressive trial lawyer may seem like its excessive or not necessary, and in many cases it isn’t.  That really isn’t the point or should not be the driving force. The purpose is to be prepared. A good probate lawyer with years of experience will look to minimize the conflict through proper review and preparation. Their trial experience will enable them to work for quick resolution. Michael Colton  probate law knows the Oakland and Wayne county court systems, attorneys and judges. He knows how to reach across the table and work toward a consensus with his experience as a probate trial lawyer and estate dispute specialist.

How to Prepare to Meet With A Probate Lawyer

Probate lawyer Michael Colton is now accepting new clients to work with. Schedule your free consultation today. Many people call and ask ” what documents do I need to bring to my first Probate law meeting?”  In order to be properly prepared for your free consultation with a Michigan Probate lawyer, you will need the following copies:

  • gift tax returns Probate Lawyer Michael W. Colton, PLLC
  • deeds of property
  • prior trust agreements
  • wills or trust agreements from decedent
  • any life insurance policies
  • applications for public benefits (examples: Social Security)

Schedule Your Free Consultation With A Michigan Probate Lawyer

Be prepared for your free probate law consultation today! Call us at 248-324-0800 or contact Colton Probate Law here.

How To Choose A Qualified Probate Lawyer

How To Choose A Qualified Probate Lawyer

Are you looking for a probate lawyer in Michigan ? Finding the right probate lawyer for your situation can be very challenging.

Here is list on things to consider before hiring a Metro Detroit probate lawyer.

Background:  How many years have they been practicing law in Choosing Qualified Probate LawyerMichigan? Does their expertise align with your needs?

References: What type of reputation does the lawyer have? Does the lawyer have reviews online or can they provide a list of references?

Qualified: What can you learn about the lawyer on the state bar’s website? Is this lawyer in good standing ?

Michael Colton is the Probate Lawyer for you! Read about why you should select Colton Probate Law here.


2015 Guide to Medical and Legal Decisions

Are you looking for a starter guide on how to put together a collection of all of your Michael W. Colton, PLLCpersonal information to help your love ones in the event of your demise? This Peace of Mind booklet was put together by the Michigan Legislature to help the citizens of Troy, Royal Oak, Southfield, Detroit, and Farmington Hills gather their information that they need to learn more about what type of will they may need, organ donation, and information on the Patient Advocate Law.

Planning for your… Peace of Mind: A Guide to Medical and Legal Decisions

This document is not a substitute for legal counsel in Michigan. Contact Michael Colton at Colton Probate Law for your free consultation.

Happy Holidays From Colton Probate Law

It’s always the holidays that brings families together. This is also the time that people think about protecting the ones they love from the unexpected. This is what Michael Colton at Colton Probate Law is here for.

Colton Probate Law in Michigan offers a variety services to put your mind at ease during the holiday season such as:




Real Estate Services 

Living Trusts


Will PreparationsHoliday Probate Lawyer

Durable Power of Attorney 

Relax and enjoy your holidays knowing that you’ve hired a trusted Probate Lawyer. Submit our Online Contact Form for a free consultation.