When someone files a petition for the court to determine heirs, the court will serve it’s adjudication through an order. This order is known as the Order Determining Heirs. The idea is that within this order, the court recognizes the petitioner as an heir. So while this has limited use, it is nonetheless an important document to know about.

The Order Determining Heirs is a State Court Administrative Office form. If you need this form or any other probate court forms, please reach out to us. We will be happy to provide you with this document and any other necessary probate court documents.

Most of these State Court Administrative Office forms are associated with Michigan Court Rules and statutes. This is no different. The Order Determining Heirs is associated with MCL 700.3106, which states:

 In a proceeding within the court’s jurisdiction in which notice is required by this act or by court rule, and in a proceeding to construe a probated will or determine heirs that concerns an estate that has not been opened for administration, an interested person may be bound by court order with respect to property in, or subject to the laws of, this state by notice in conformity with section 1401. An order is binding on all who are given notice of the proceeding, even if fewer than all interested persons are notified.

In addition to this, the Order Determining Heirs is pursuant to MCR 5.308(B)(2). To help you understand this form better, Darren Findling of The Probate Pro covers everything you’ll need to know in this video.


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