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 [...]

Receipt of Property from Conservator

An individual who was under a conservatorship has passed away. The conservator will need to do something with the assets he or she has control of and turn them over. Because of the transition of estates (going from conservatorship to a deceased estate), the personal representative will want to have the Receipt of Property from [...]

Order Regarding Appointment of Personal Representative

In the past, we have discussed orders regarding the appointment for personal representatives in the probate process. The court hands out its orders following the hearing. However, there is a separate form for whenever a petition for the removal of personal representative or petition to reopen estate is filed. This document is known as the [...]

Appointment of Successor Personal Representative

In probate administrations, the personal representative is working on behalf of a deceased estate. What happens though if the personal representative becomes incapacitated or god forbid, passes away? Should this happen to a personal representative, there is a way to make sure his or her administrative powers and duties are safely transitioned to someone else. [...]

Application for Informal Probate and Appointment of Personal Representative

When opening a probate estate, there are two ways in which one can do so. If it’s believed that there may be some family or recipient dynamics which may come into play over the assets in a deceased estate, one would probably want to fill out a formal application for probate. However, if the family [...]

Petition for Probate and Appointment of Personal Representative

You’re about to open a probate administration, but you’ve been told there’s two ways in which you can open it – a formal and informal way. Knowing the difference between them is critical as to how you go about the probate estate. If there is no real need for court oversight and everything is fine [...]

Sworn Closing Statement – Small Estates

A personal representative is working with a very small estate. There’s very few assets within the estate. Since there’s very little within the estate, the personal representative will likely want to close this open estate without a hearing. How can this be accomplished? The State of Michigan has a form that’s known as the Sworn [...]

Petition to Allow Account

The Petition to Allow Account is quite the resourceful form. This form makes a request of the court to allow the account that is being submitted. What makes it so resourceful is that it can also be used in a variety of contexts. For example, this same form can be used in a deceased probate [...]

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