Midland, MI asked in Real Estate Law for Michigan

Q: We have received a Notice of Hearing for a PAO Petition and Order, from protected person's Trust we sold a house on L.C.

They bought the Land Contract out in 2018. I thought we had nothing else to do with this property as I hired a Title Co. (Michigan) and what turned out to be a double-dealing attorney. I don't know what a PAO is. I know what a POA is Power of Attorney, but this PAO

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
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  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Absolutely talk with a local real estate attorney. It's possible that you were served notice as a potential interested party, and it may otherwise have nothing to do with you. But don't take that chance, especially when dealing with real estate and money.

Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi
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  • Howell, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Without seeing that 'Petition and Order' it is hard to suggest what it might be. I am not familiar with a "PAO" either. Was that SCAO maybe? (The Supreme Court Administrative Office promulgates 'forms' for use in Courts)

You should consult with a local real estate attorney to review the actual paperwork and call the Court to verify there really is a hearing scheduled as indicated. Get that paperwork to a local lawyer ASAP because this is not necessarily something that will be easy to sort out, and the more time available to do that the better!

-- This answer is offered for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney/client relationship.

I am licensed to practice in Michigan only. Please seek competent local legal help if you feel you need legal advice

David Soble
David Soble
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  • Farmington Hills, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: I handle quite a bit of land contact issues for client for over 30 years. I have no idea what a PAO is or what it has to do with the land contract at issue.

So I would need to see what this document says before I comment further.

David Soble

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