Friday, April 24, 2009

Judge Appointed F. Kay Behm

Good Morning Flint!
By Terry Bankert,
4/25/08, early edition

This Saturday will be my last scheduled Radio program with WFLT.

Lynn ,my wife, and I are taking the summer off. The decision to return will be made in August possibly at a different time and format.

We are extremely grateful for the education the listening audience of WFLT has given us. To WFLT thank you for opportunity to present our firms philosophy of putting children first .

We will continue to be available to help you with Family Law issues.

WFLT 1420 AM Saturday 9 am till 9:30 am. “ Know the Law” hosted by Terry Bankert.

You are invited to ask questions of F.Kay Behm “Judge Appointed” by Governor Jennifer Granholm to the Genesee County Family Court.

Call in your questions 810-239-5733.

From the Governors web page.April 10, 2009

LANSING - Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today announced the appointment of F. Kay Behm as judge of the Genesee County Probate Court for a term expiring January 1, 2011.

She replaces the late Judge Robert Weiss. Behm, of Grand Blanc, was most recently an attorney in private practice.

Previously, she was an associate attorney with Winegarden, Haley, Lindholm & Robertson PLC law firm and an associate attorney with Braun, Kendrick, Finkbeiner, PLC law firm. She is also a former member of the Centennial American Inn of Court.

Behm earned her law degree from the University of Michigan and her bachelor's degree from Albion College.

This appointment is not subject to disapproval by the Michigan Senate.

F. Kay Behm , 234-2400

This is a call in program at the 9:15 point I will ask for question about probate court issues.

F. Kay Behm was recently appointed to the Family Law Bench in Genesee County. She will be Judge Behm after her swearing in. Good Morning! And welcome to WFLT

Q: Please tell us how the Governor told you of your appointment.

Q:When will you be sworn in?

Q:How does one get a judicial appointment?
Q:Where was your undergraduate education and law school?

Q: Are you Married? Do You have Children?

Q:Where do you live now?

Q:What is a day like in the Behm household with children and two professional parents?

Q:What are your practice areas and what have you been doing since law school?

Q:Is there a judge school and if yes are you attending?

Q:How long is your term? When will you have to begin campaigning? F. Kay Behm is looking forward to a new challenge and believes she will find it in her new job as family court judge.[Flint Journal]


Behm, 39, of Grand Blanc, was named Genesee County probate judge Friday. The seat had been vacant since Judge Robert Weiss died in January.[Flint Journal]

"One of the things I really like about practicing law is that every day is a new challenge," she said. "These are things I can figure out and deal with. So much of it is listening and trying to be fair and respectful to all the parties."[Flint Journal]

Q: Describe your most memorable case and why you feel that way? Behm has been a probate attorney in private practice in Genesee County for several years, mostly focusing on business litigation and probate law. Her new role in the family court will deal with cases such as divorces, paternity, abuse and neglect and juvenile delinquents.[Flint Journal]

Q: From your perspective as a probate attorney what advice can you give the families listening when their loved ones need the protection of the probate court before or after the death of their loved one? FAQs What does it mean when a will is contested? Is a lawyer necessary for probate? I've heard that probate is expensive, time consuming, and bureaucratic. True? What can my family do to reduce the costs of probating my estate? What is probate Others who know Behm well said she is perfect for the job. Behm has been in her own private practice for about a year. She spent more than 10 years with Flint-based firm Winegarden, Haley, Lindholm & Robertson. She also worked in Saginaw, Cincinnati and Grand Rapids.[Flint Journal]

Q: Describe your community service."

2 MIN CLOSING COMMENTS BY Judge Appointed F.Kay Behm

Thursday, April 30, Flint Mayoral Debate, sponsored by the Genesee County Democratic Party and its caucuses, hosted by UAW Lo. 651, 6:30 to 8:00 PM at UAW Local. 651 Hall, 3518 Robert T. Longway Blvd., Flint. To be moderated by Flint Journal Editor John Foren.

This debate will be carried live by FLINT TALK RADIO Mr. George Moss and Ted Jankowski will be providing live commentary.

Please attend but if you cannot tune in to Flint Talk Radio at

Thank You WFLT and the listening audience.

Posted Here by Terry Bankert 4/24/09

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