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 [...]

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 [...]

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