As a personal representative, you are tasked with distributing property and assets in a probate estate. In order to provide the probate court proof of the distribution of property, you will need confirmation from the recipients. Because you need confirmation, you’ll need to have the Receipt of Distributive Share filled with the property being distributed, as well as it being signed by the recipient.

The Receipt of Distributive Share 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 Receipt of Distributive Share is associated with MCL 700.3910, which states:

 Proof that a distributee has received an instrument or deed of distribution of property in kind, or payment in distribution, from a personal representative is conclusive evidence that the distributee has succeeded to the interest of the estate in the distributed property, as against all persons interested in the estate, except that the personal representative may recover the property or its value if the distribution was improper.

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.