Southeast Michigan Estate Planning & Probate Litigation Law Firm

The Prince Law Firm

The Prince Law Firm
800 W. Long Lake Road
Suite 200

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48302-2058

Phone(248) 419-1968 or(866) 383-1125
Fax (248) 865-0640

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Law Firm Overview

At The Prince Law Firm our clients goals are our goals. As probate and estate planning lawyers, probate litigation attorneys, and probate administration lawyers, we help clients with sensitive issues, often during difficult times. It is important to us that you feel comfortable.
Our estate planning lawyers will take the time to find out what your goals are before recommending a course of action. Then our attorneys will explain everything in plain English and keep you updated on everything in your file. Our goal is always to provide our clients with the best possible and most professional legal representation available.

Our estate planning lawyers stay abreast of all relevant changes in Michigan state and federal tax and probate law. As attorneys, we craft creative and unique estate plans for our clients. Pat Prince and Shaheen Imami are both trained mediators, and through our affiliate, Michigan Dispute Resolution & Mediation Services (MDR&MS) offer full service alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services.

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Joint & Mutual Wills, Contract to Make Wills, Pour Over Wills, Advanced Care Directives, AB Living Trusts, Special Needs Trust, Digital Asset Protection, Will Contests and Trusts Contests, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Durable Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers of Attorney, Business Succession Planning, Guardianships and Conservatorships

Areas of Law Description

The Prince Law Firm offers legal representation and services in the following areas of practice:

- Estate Planning

At The Prince Law Firm our lawyers focus their practice entirely on estate planning, probate litigation, probate administration, and related tax areas. Our attorneys are prepared to accurately assess each client's situation and provide the skillfully drafted wills and trusts that help the client and the client's heirs avoid painful and expensive probate litigation.

- Probate Litigation

Attorneys at The Prince Law Firm in Farmington Hills, Michigan, are exceptionally well prepared to represent a client involved in a dispute over the legitimacy of a will, trust, or power of attorney, the administration of an estate or trust, or the appointment of a guardian or conservator. In many cases, our probate lawyers are able to help clients resolve disputes economically, quickly, and privately through alternative dispute resolution processes, including mediation and arbitration. However, they have extensive experience in probate litigation and will provide vigorous representation at trial if that is the best way to protect your interests.


Patricia Prince Ms. Patricia Gormely Prince
Estate Planning



  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections
  • State Bar of Michigan, Probate & Estate Planning Section
  • Eastern District Drafting Committee

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 Fiduciary Obligations Related to Estate Planning and Administration

When an individual dies, his or her estate has to be administered, debts settled and assets distributed. Often these duties fall to a fiduciary such as an attorney, a trustee, a personal representative, an administrator or an executor.

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 History and Overview of the Federal Estate Tax

The federal estate tax is defined by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax on the right to transfer property at death. The tax is imposed on the taxable estate, which is the total fair market value of the property transferred at death (called the gross estate) minus allowable deductions. Deductions allowed under the Internal Revenue Code include administration expenses, funeral expenses, charitable transfers and property that will be passed on to a surviving spouse.

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 A Comparison of Wills and Trusts

There are several key differences between wills and trusts as instruments created to transfer property, making each desirable for different reasons depending on an individualís particular situation.

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 How to Contest a Will or Trust

Undertaking legal action to contest a will or trust is a step most of us will never have to take. However, if you suspect that your loved one's will is not what he or she intended, there are several things that you can do legally to correct the situation.

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