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Attorney Howard Linden has had over 39 years of experience handling all aspects of Michigan guardianships and conservatorships. Howard Linden practices exclusively in the areas of estate planning and probate practice and procedure. He is a frequent lecturer on Michigan probate practice and procedure, and has been a visiting lecturer and professor at the University of Detroit Law School.
Our Michigan conservatorship and guardianship practice includes the following:
If you have would like a free consultation regarding Michigan guardianships or conservatorships, please call 1-800-956-1900 (toll-free) or call 248-358-4545 (Detroit-area phone number).
A guardian is a person who assumes legal responsibility for another person’s physical well-being by handling issues such as housing, medical care, and the provision of basics such as clothing and food.
Under Michigan law, guardianship for individuals with developmental disability shall be utilized only as is necessary to promote and protect the well-being of the individual, including protection from neglect, exploitation, and abuse.
A testamentary guardian is one provided for in a parent's will to be responsible for a minor child or a disabled adult child. As with a general guardian, the testamentary guardian is responsible for the child’s physical well-being.
The court can limit the guardianship based on the abilities of the disabled adult. Because a guardianship takes away many rights of the individual, a partial guardianship is the preferred form of guardianship for an individual with a developmental disability.
A conservator is appointed by the court to manage the estate, property, or other business affairs of an individual whom the court has determined is unable to properly take care of his affairs himself, because of incapacity, disability or age. Under Michigan law, the conservator of an estate may expend or distribute estate income or principal without court authorization or confirmation for the support, education, care, or benefit of the protected individual or the protected individual's dependents.
Michigan probate attorney Howard Linden is recognized for his experience, knowledge and excellence in this area by other lawyers, who regularly hire him to handle aspects of cases involving a Michigan will and/or trust, a Michigan guardianship and/or conservatorship, Michigan probate law or wrongful death settlement and distribution.
To contact our law firm for a free consultation, please call 1-800-956-1900 (toll-free), call 248-358-4545 (Detroit-area phone number) or email Michigan probate attorney Howard Linden. Our business hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mr. Linden receives e-mails and voice mails 24 hours a day, every day, and can arrange convenient appointments outside normal business hours.
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