My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: Michigan
Here is the back story. My aunt decided that she would file for guardianship of my minor sister when my mother passed. My aunt took the only copy of my mother's will to her attorney. The will is not on record with the county so this is the only copy of the will. My aunt is not mentioned anywhere in the will, but I am listed as conservator. It is my understanding that my aunt's attorney is holding the will hostage until her bill is paid. Tomorrow I plan on calling her attorney's office to see about getting the will. Does anyone have any advice on how to handle the situation? Should I just hire an attorney? I hesitate to hire an attorney, because I need the will in short order to to a property issue.