Jackson County, Michigan, Probate Litigation

The illness, aging, disability or death of a loved one is a difficult time for family members, but it is unfortunately also a time when vulnerable adults may be taken advantage of by a person they trust. It happens much more often than you may think. Often, an elderly person can be tricked, pressured or coerced into doing something they normally would not due that directly benefits the exploiter. Most of the time, it unfortunately is not discovered until after the vulnerable adult's death, which makes things even more challenging. But despite the challenges, it is important to take action to set things straight, to stand up for your loved one's honor and preserve their legacy, and carry out their true wishes. We can help.

Our Probate Lawyers

The probate and trust litigation lawyers of Curtis, Curtis & Brelinski have extensive experience litigating cases in probate courts throughout mid-Michigan, and regularly appear in Jackson County Probate Court. Our downtown Jackson law office has been conveniently located just a few blocks from the Jackson County Courthouse for over 100 years. Our firm's experience in probate and trust cases dates back to our founding in 1901, when former Jackson County Probate Court Judge George H. Curtis founded our firm. Since that time, our attorneys have handled all types of issues that arise after the death (or even during the life) of a family member, including will and trust contests, abuses of financial powers of attorney, personal property disputes, breach of fiduciary duty cases, joint bank account ownership matters, and embezzlement and stolen property cases. Let the attorneys and paralegals of Curtis, Curtis & Brelinski put our over 120 years of collective experience to use for you and your family.

For more information or to set up an appointment, please call the experienced probate and trust litigation lawyers at Curtis, Curtis & Brelinski at (517) 787-9481, email info@curtiscurtislaw.com, or complete our online contact form. Based in Jackson, we handle cases throughout lower Michigan.

Common Types of Probate and Trust Litigation Cases

  • Will Contests
  • Trust Contests
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Breach (Misuse) of Durable Power of Attorney (Financial)
  • Undue Influence
  • Mental Incapacity
  • Fraud
  • Conversion (Stealing)
  • Joint Bank Account Disputes
  • Personal Property Disputes