Michigan Probate: The Basics

When a person dies in Michigan, the collection and distribution of their assets and property (collectively termed their’estate’) is governed by Michigan probate law.

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Michigan Probate Procedure

Michigan law offers simplified probate procedures for estates of certain amounts and designation. A simplified probate procedure signs property over to the surviving spouse or heirs without much hassle. Estates worth less than $15,000 are eligible for simple probate in Michigan, as are cars and/or watercraft totaling $60,000 or less in value.

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