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Brooke Lauren Archie

Brooke Lauren Archie

Specializing in Metro Detroit probate matters.
  • Probate, Estate Planning
  • Michigan
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My practice focuses on probate and estate planning matters only. This means that I focus all of my practice's energy, resources, and attention to specializing and knowing the in's and out's of all things probate and probate related. Whether you are facing probate litigation, estate administration, conservatorship, guardianship, Special Needs Trusts, or even grappling with a friend or relative with mental health challenges, I will utilize my specialized expertise and relentless advocacy to navigate you through your probate challenges and issues in the Wayne County Probate Court and the Oakland County Probate Court.

Wayne State University Law School
J.D. (2009)
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University of Detroit Mercy
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Professional Experience
Founding Partner
Law Office of Brooke Lauren Archie, PLLC
Professional Associations
Wayne County Probate Bar Association
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Detroit Bar Association
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Oakland County Bar Association
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State Bar of Michigan  # P75744
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Michigan
ID Number: P75744
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
  • English
Legal Answers
Q. No will. My mother is deceased. She has been remarried for 9 years. She had a home in Michigan for 22 years
A: According to Michigan’s rules of intestate succession (when someone dies without a will), as of 2021, the surviving spouse inherits the first $243,000 plus 3/4th of the value of the remaining assets. In short, assuming the market value of the house is $243,000 or less, the house solely belongs to him. Once transferred to him, he is free to sell, transfer, or otherwise convey as he chooses. In this scenario, her children would not inherit the house from the estate.
Q. How do I stop a legal guardianship on an adult?
A: Hi. It looks like you’re in Virginia so the law may differ from Michigan’s where I practice. However, generally, consent is not required from all interested parties. Yet, as an interested party, you do have the legal right to object to your sister’s appointment as guardian if you believe she is unsuitable. You can appear before the court at the guardianship hearing and make your objection and reasons for the objection clear to the judge. You can also submit written objections to the court prior to the hearing.
Q. Is a Notice to Creditors required for a person who dies who has ONLY a Trust and no will on file at probate court?
A: Short answer is no. If she has no assets to be probated , and no will to be admitted, there’s no need to open an probate estate in the court. Absent opening an estate in probate court, there’s no legal requirement to publish notice to creditors as they can only file claims against probate assets.
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Law Office of Brooke Lauren Archie
615 Griswold St Ste 1300
Detroit, MI 48226
Telephone: (313) 964-9261
Fax: (248) 485-6589
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