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Ford • Conlon • Gerberding • Grier
326 E. State Street
Traverse City, Michigan 49684
Phone: 231-946-2700
Toll free: 800-968-8577


The estate and trust attorneys at Ford • Conlon • Gerberding • Grier are experienced in guiding families through the difficult process of administration following the death of a loved one. We have the expertise to handle all necessary court proceedings, from simple probates to complex will contests, and the expertise to advise and assist with the administration process which may include tax elections, preparation of estate and gift tax returns, estate and trust income tax issues, and fiduciary liability issues. Our clients include individual heirs and beneficiaries, charitable and non-profit organizations with an interest in an estate or trust, fiduciaries, financial institutions, and estate or trust creditors. Additionally, Ford • Conlon • Gerberding • Grier represents individuals in guardianship proceedings when incapacity renders someone unable to handle his or her own personal or financial affairs.

Probate disputes frequently involve disagreements between family members or other persons in similarly close relationships. Oftentimes, people involved in this type of dispute experience strong emotions. We will identify the relevant factual and legal issues involved in your matter and realistically evaluate your claim or defense. We strive to provide prudent and rational advice regarding the merits of the dispute, the nature of the legal process, and the costs and benefits of litigation.

For more information on our Probate practice contact us at 231-946-2700 or 1-800-968-8577.

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