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How to Distribute a Probate Estate

Cost of Living Adjustments - Michigan Probate and Trusts One of the most common questions we get asked at The Probate Pro is how to distribute a probate estate. Unfortunately, it is not an easy answer as probate and trust administration can be quite confusing and complicated. A Cost of Living Adjustment or COLA (not the [...]

Order Appointing Special Fiduciary and Suspension of Fiduciary

A change is being made to the fiduciary and you have just been informed of this. Most forms we cover go over how you fill them out. In the case of this form however, this is something you receive from the probate court. If you by chance receive the Order Appointing Special Fiduciary and Suspension [...]

Fiduciary Proof of Identity

When acting as a fiduciary, the court will need proof. Thus, a Fiduciary Proof of Identity form was created. The Fiduciary Proof of Identity form is something that requires basic information that one should have readily available to them. With this form filled out, you have the proof that you serve in a capacity for [...]

Notice of Deficiency

Sometimes a piece of paper can represent bad news. Perhaps it’s a pink slip, a note telling a child’s parents that he or she has detention, or in the case of a fiduciary, you receive what’s known as the Notice of Deficiency form. When getting the Notice of Deficiency, it’s never a good thing because [...]

The Role of a Fiduciary in Litigation

A lawsuit is going to be filed on behalf of a minor or incompetent individual, or against a minor or incompetent individual. What do you do? In the State of Michigan, there are specific rules designed around what happens if the plaintiff in an action needs protection in the form of a fiduciary, whether it’s [...]

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