News Categories: Wills, Trusts & Estates

December 2023

Joseph McGill Presented at National Business Institute Seminar

FBMJ Member, Joseph McGill, recently presented at the National Business Institute’s seminar titled, “Ohio Probate Process: In Seven Simple Steps.” The seminar provided instruction on the essential elements of the probate processes and best practices for handling each unique case effectively and was created for professionals involved in the administration

September 2022

Joseph McGill Elected Vice President of the State Bar of Michigan

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip PLLC is pleased to announce that Joseph McGill, a principal with the firm, was recently elected as the Vice President of the State Bar of Michigan (SBM) for the 2022-2023 bar year. On September 16, 2022, McGill was sworn in by Justice Elizabeth T. Clement

July 2020

Gov. Whitmer Extends Remote Notarization Provisions Through August 31, 2020

Remote notarizations will continue to be permitted through August 31, 2020 under a new order Gov. Whitmer issued this week. Executive Order 2020-158 extended a previous order encouraging the use of electronic signatures and remote witnessing of signatures due to COVID-19 and suspending in-person notarization and signing requirements. NOTARIZATION As with the

June 2016

New Michigan Act Allows Appointment of Funeral Representative

In late 2015, the Michigan Legislature introduced a bill which would provide greater clarity in determining who has the legal right to make funeral arrangements and final disposition decisions for deceased individuals. On March 29, 2016, Governor Rick Snyder signed Senate Bill 551 into law as Public Act 57 of