Re-Elect Justus C.Scott Probate Judge | The County Press thecountypress Lapeer, Michigan Experienced. Committed. Trusted. www.justusscottforjudge.com Paid for by Friends to Re-Elect Justus C. Scott Probate Judge | 4890 Gardner Road | Metamora, MI 48455 | 810.358.9358 | firstname.lastname@example.org Turn to the Non-Partisan portion of your ballot and VOTE! 11.6.18 Why your probate judge matters... The role of probate judge is vital in any community. In Lapeer County Justus C. Scott has worked for more than 17 years handling the most important issues of area families. Some of the responsibilities of probate judge include: ESTATES AND TRUSTS: Probate court is the legal process by which the property a person owns, and their debts, after their death are distributed or resolved to the rightful heirs and creditors. PROTECTING ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN: When parents can’t or won’t properly care for their children the Family Court must step in to protect the children’s rights and provide them with a safe and loving home. ADOPTIONS: Providing a safe, loving, forever home for children when parental rights have been terminated or released, but only after first determining the reliability, responsibility and suitability of adoptive parents to ensure the maximum healthy environment and prospects for the adoptees future. DIVORCES: When a couple can no longer live together the court must equitably divide property, debts, and invest- ments and determine the best interests of the child- ren for custody, parenting time, and child support. GUARDIANSHIPS AND CONSERVATORSHIPS: Minor Guardianships: When parents agree that they are not able to properly care for their children, then another person, (usually a grandparent or family member) can petition to be the minor’s guardian for the care and custody of the child until the parent is able to resume their responsibility. Incapacitated Adults: When an adult due to a physical or mental disability is no longer able to make appropriate decisions for their care. The court can appoint a guardian. Conservatorships: When an adult due to a physical or mental disability is no longer able to make appropriate fianancial decisions. The court can appoint a conservator. Developmentally Disabled Persons: When due to a disability prior to age 18 a person is not able to make appropriate decisons regarding their care and well being, a person, (usually their parent), can petiton to be appointed guardian to help them make decisions regarding their care and needs. Please show your support for Justus C. Scott for re-election to Probate Court Judge. Judge Scott has spent the past 39 years protecting your rights, keeping families safe, and ensuring fair treatment for all. His proven experience, commitment, and trusted leadership have earned your respect and deserve your vote. Keep Justus C. Scott working hard for you!