When a hearing is scheduled or a petition is filed before the probate court, there is a process in which interested parties must be notified. This process is known as the publication of notice of hearing. A form has been made for the purpose of informing all interested parties should there be a hearing or petition filed.

The Publication of Notice of Hearing form is a State Court Administrative Office form. If you need a copy of this form, click here. We’ve put together the form for you and all you’ll need to do is print. If you have any questions on the form, or need other probate court forms, please reach out to us.

The Publication of Notice of Hearing, like many of the forms, is pursuant to statutes and codes. As for the Publication of Notice of Hearing, this is associated with MCL 700.1401(1), which reads:

 (1) If notice of a hearing on a petition is required and except for specific notice requirements as otherwise provided by supreme court rule, the petitioner shall cause notice of the time and place of the hearing on the petition to be given to each interested person or the person’s attorney if the person has appeared by attorney or requested that notice be sent to the person’s attorney. Unless otherwise provided by supreme court rule, notice must be given by 1 of the following methods:

(a) Mailing a copy at least 14 days before the time set for the hearing by certified, registered, or first-class mail addressed to the person being notified at the post office address given in the person’s demand for notice, if any, or at the person’s office or place of residence, if known.

(b) Delivering a copy to the person being notified personally at least 7 days before the time set for the hearing.

(c) If the address or identity of the person is not known and cannot be ascertained with reasonable diligence, publishing once a copy in a newspaper having general circulation in the county where the hearing is to be held at least 14 days before the time set for the hearing.

In addition to this statute, the Publication of Notice of Hearing is pursuant to MCL 700.3403, MCL 700.5405, MCR 5.105(A)(3), MCR 5.106, MCR 5.308(B)(2)(b). To show you the form and how it’s filled out, Darren Findling of The Probate Pro has put together a video for you.

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