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Will I Need a Lawyer?

Despite the fact that people make jokes about lawyers all the time, they really are necessary in a community. They are, in effect, society's professional problem solvers.

While there is no requirement to use a lawyer, probate is a rather formal procedure. One minor omission, one failure to send a copy of the petition to a relative, or a missed deadline, can cause everything to come to a grinding halt.

Or, in the worst case scenario, such things can expose everyone to liability.

The death of a family member or friend sometimes tends to bring out the very worst in some people. Experience shows that even in close families there is a tendency to get overly emotional about relatively trivial matters at the time of a loved one's death, such as who gets the iron frying pan and who gets the kettle.

Such minor matters, or any delays or inconveniences can be upsetting, pose issues of fairness, and create unfounded suspicion among family members. Thus it generally is a very good idea to hire a lawyer to sort it all out for you – so you can grieve, and find your way in the world without the physical presence of your loved one.

If you’d like to speak with one of our funeral professionals about the issues you are currently facing, please call us. While we are not lawyers, we can make a worthy referral, should the situation warrant one.
 

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Weekly Email Tips to Support a Grieving Friend

It's hard to know what to say when someone experiences loss. Our free weekly newsletter provides insights, quotes and messages on how to help during the first year.

Book of Memories™

Memorialization at its best, any family member or friend can take advantage of this free service by creating an account and a book to memorialize their loved one.

Pre-Arrangement

Dying is one of the few events in life that's certain to occur, yet one we rarely plan for. Should we spend more time preparing for a two week vacation than we do our last days on Earth?

Expressions of Sympathy

It can be difficult to find the right words, so we have hand-picked a collection of sympathy and remembrance gifts that will be cherished.

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(231) 728-4200 Fountain Funeral Home
1765 Peck St.
Muskegon, MI 49442
Email: info@fountainfuneralhome.us
(231) 728-4200 Fountain Funeral Home
1765 Peck St.
Muskegon, MI 49442
Email: info@fountainfuneralhome.us
(231) 728-4200 Fountain Funeral Home
1765 Peck St.
Muskegon, MI 49442
Email: info@fountainfuneralhome.us
(231) 728-4200 Fountain Funeral Home
1765 Peck St.
Muskegon, MI 49442
Email: info@fountainfuneralhome.us
(231) 728-4200 Fountain Funeral Home
1765 Peck St.
Muskegon, MI 49442
Email: info@fountainfuneralhome.us