Death Certificates Michigan

Death certificates in Michigan are an official, legal document which performs a variety of roles. It states when a person died, declares the date and location of death, and the cause of a person's death. Interestingly, the use of death certificates did not become a standard model for confirming deaths in the United States until [...]

Probate Forms

As a service to the community, The Probate Pro is committed to providing up-to-date, free probate forms for the community. You can access the probate forms here and watch videos on how to complete the forms. The Michigan State Court Administrator’s Office (SCAO) created these probate forms to make the probate process uniform. Each probate [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Schedule of Distributions and Payment of Claims

The time has come to close the probate estate. As part of the closing of the estate, all of the assets and claims are distributed to the recipients and creditors, respectively. The court will need record of these distributions. That’s why when closing out, the Schedule of Distributions and Payment of Claims will need to [...]

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