After the petition requesting the allowance of an account is filed, there will be a scheduled hearing, an adjudication and then a court order. To save time and prepare in advance, people should consider utilizing the Court Order form around the time they are filing petition. This form simply requests the court judge to sign off on the order form which is requesting allowance to an account.

The Court Order form is a State Court Administrative Office form. If you need a copy of this document, reach out to us. We can provide you this form, as well as many other probate court documents.

Most of these State Court Administrative Office forms are associated with Michigan Court Rules and statutes. The Court Order form is no different. The Court Order form is associated with MCL 700.5418, which states:

  (1) A conservator shall account to the court for administration of the trust not less than annually unless the court directs otherwise, upon resignation or removal, and at other times as the court directs. On termination of the protected individual’s minority or disability, a conservator shall account to the court or to the formerly protected individual or that individual’s successors. Subject to appeal or vacation within the time permitted, an order, after notice and hearing, allowing an intermediate account of a conservator adjudicates as to liabilities concerning the matters considered in connection with the accounts, and an order, after notice and hearing, allowing a final account adjudicates as to all previously unsettled liabilities of the conservator to the protected individual or the protected individual’s successors relating to the conservatorship. In connection with any account, the court may require a conservator to submit to a physical check of the estate to be made in any manner the court specifies.

(2) The conservator shall provide a copy of an account to the protected individual if the individual can be located and is 14 years of age or older and to interested persons as specified in the Michigan court rules.

In addition to this statute, the Court Order is pursuant to MCL 330.1631, MCR 5.310(C)(2)(c), MCR 5.313 and MCR 5.409(C). To help you understand this form better, Darren Findling of The Probate Pro covers everything you’ll need to know in this video.

Like Darren, we’re ready to help you understand all things related to probate. So, if you have any probate related questions, don’t hesitate to give The Probate Pro a call today at (833) PROBATE. Our legal family is ready to help you.