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Probate is the process by which the estate of a deceased person is administered and distributed.

  • the Probate Court oversees the probate process- determining the validity of  a will, collecting assets, paying debts and taxes, and distributing assets to heirs
  • if a person dies without a will (intestate), the Probate Court will appoint a Personal Representative to determine asset distribution according to the laws of the State of Michigan
 Probate services:
  • estate administration- inventory and appraisal, paying and collecting debts, taxes, asset distribution
  • assisting trustees
  • trust amendments
  • will contests
  • trust contests