The Court may also be called upon to interpret Wills or Trusts in the event of uncertainty or conflict over the document's meaning.
Proceedings in decedent's estates may be unsupervised or supervised by the Court, depending on the situation. The Probate Court also hears a variety of other types of matters.
If you receive such a telephone call, please alert law enforcement and do not give the caller any personal information. All new and reissued letters of guardianships and conservatorships expire annually on the date which is 8 weeks beyond the anniversary date of the appointment.
Please note that letters will not be renewed until all annual filing requirements have been completed.
In 2014, Judge Murkowski was the recipient of the Judicial Contributions in Law and Aging Award by Elder Law of Michigan and was elected as a Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation.
In 2015 he was selected as a Leader in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.
The Probate Court is a Court of statutory jurisdiction, primarily concerned with the protection of incapacitated or mentally ill individuals and their assets, and the proper transfer of assets at death. The Probate Court is a Court of statutory jurisdiction, primarily concerned with the protection of incapacitated or mentally ill individuals and their assets, and the proper transfer of assets at death. The Probate Court hears petitions for hospitalization for mentally ill individuals alleged to be a significant danger to themselves or others.
Typically, such adjustments in public budgets are only a small fraction of authorized spending. “Maybe she meant .5 billion and not .5 trillion,” he said.
“So I found the report myself and sure enough it was .5 trillion.”Skidmore and Fitts agreed to work together to investigate the issue further.
Earlier this year, a Michigan State University economist, working with graduate students and a former government official, found trillion in unauthorized spending in the departments of Defense and Housing and Urban Development for the years 1998-2015.