When there are publication requirements within the probate process, they must be fulfilled. The way in which someone would fulfill the publication requirements is by completing the Publication of Notice form. When this form is completed, all interested persons will be given information that’s important for them.

The Publication of Notice form is a State Court Administrative Office form. We have this file ready for you to print out. Just click here and you will be able to download and print this probate court form. If there are other probate court forms you need, do not hesitate to reach out to us.

The Publication of Notice, like many of the probate court forms, is pursuant to statutes and court rules. The Publication of Notice is pursuant to MCL 700.1401(1), which states:

(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 form is pursuant to MCL 700.3310, MCR 5.105(A)(3), MCR 5.106 and MCR 5.309(C), (D). Darren Findling of The Probate Pro goes over these statutes, court rules and how to complete the form in the video below.

If you have any further questions about this form or other forms – really, if you have any probate questions at all, give us a call. Our phone number is (833) PROBATE and we are ready to help you with anything probate related.