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Probate Law

Probate Law

Probate is often a confusing topic for many people. After a family member dies, either a will or Michigan probate law determines how the person’s property and assets will be divided and distributed. Our Chesterfield probate attorneys can further explain this process, your legal duties and options, and how beneficiaries can most efficiently close their family member’s estate.

The Probate Process in Michigan

Michigan state law offers several different options for handing probate depending on the estate assets and other documents involved.

These include the following:

Unsupervised Administration

This is the most common legal process for administrating an estate with significant assets such as real estate. This typically requires no court hearings, however if the process is in any way contested a probate judge can oversee the process.

Supervised Administration

In this form of probate, the court supervises the entire process. The representative of the estate submits documents to the probate judge for review.

Small Estate

If the estate contains few assets, the involved parties can go through a simpler process such as submitting a petition with a filing fee.

At Penzien & Mcbride, we can look at your individual situation to determine with form of probate will work best for your estate.

Resolving Probate Litigation Matters

We can represent the estate, an heir, a trustee, or a beneficiary in the resolution of any probate claim.

Our years of experience can help resolve your dispute in an efficient and sensitive manner, whether the dispute involves.