Barb_AndruccioliDirect Dial Number: 248.740.5683
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Practice Areas:  Probate Law and AdministrationEstate and Trust Litigation, Mediation

Barbara Andruccioli assists and manages assets for physically or mentally incapacitated individuals, special needs children, those in need of financial protection, and families who are sorting through the estate of a deceased relative. Ms. Andruccioli uses her 19+ years of experience in the legal field to simplify matters for her clients and maximize their quality of life.

Attorney General Bill Schuette appointed Ms. Andruccioli to the position of Oakland County Public Administrator on November 7, 2013. A County Public Administrator is appointed to serve primarily three types of cases: (1) guardian and/or conservator for mentally disabled persons; (2) personal representative of deceased estates where there is no family or when an impartial fiduciary is needed; and (3) conservator of minor estates.

When residents of Michigan die without family or a Last Will and Testament, the probate judge will appoint a Public Administrator as special fiduciary or personal representative. In this capacity, the Public Administrator may handle the disposition of the body and begins a probate proceeding for those assets, pays the claims of any creditor of the deceased, and distributes any remaining assets to surviving relatives, if any can be located, or to the unclaimed property division.

Ms. Andruccioli was also appointed by Attorney General Bill Schuette as a Special Assistant Attorney General on January 28, 2014. Ms. Andruccioli represents the State of Michigan, Department of Human Resources, Adult Protective Services Division regarding the finding of incapacity and appointment of a guardian or for the appointment of a conservator for an adult in need of financial protection.

Ms. Andruccioli completed the State of Michigan court rule requirement for civil and probate mediator and has served as a mediator since 2004. She is on the court approved lists of mediators for Oakland and Wayne Counties. Mediation is a process in which a neutral third party facilitates communication between parties, assists in identifying issues, and helps explore solutions to promote a mutually acceptable settlement.

Education:
J.D., University of Detroit, Mercy College of Law, 1995
B.S., cum laude, University of Pittsburgh, 1981

Bar and Court Admissions:
State Bar of Michigan, 1996
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Memberships:
State Bar of Michigan
Oakland County Bar Association
Wayne County Probate Bar Association
Macomb County Probate Bar Association
Italian-American Bar Association (Michigan)

Other Activities:
Ms. Andruccioli serves on the regional board of trustees and regional finance committee of her church.

Articles:
Serving as Guardian Ad Litem,” Michigan Guardianship and Conservatorship Handbook, December, 2014, The Institute of Continuing Education
Minors and money management;
Commentator, Fall 2006
Grandparents may seek visitation under new law;
Commentator, Summer 2005
Determination of Heirs,” Michigan Probate & Estate Planning Journal, Winter, 2004
(co-authored with Alan May)
Mental Illness – A Hidden Problem;
Commentator, Spring 2003


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