When there is a trust that exists and there is a need or requirement to register it with the probate court, you will need to fill out a registration form. The Registration of Trust is needed so that you can get jurisdiction over the trust.

The Registration of Trust 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 Registration of Trust, like many of the forms, is pursuant to statutes and codes. As for the Registration of Trust, this is associated with MCL 700.7209 which reads:

 (1) The trustee of a trust that has its principal place of administration in this state may register the trust in the court at the place designated in the terms of the trust or, if none is designated, then at the principal place of administration. For purposes of this article, the principal place of the trust’s administration is the trustee’s usual place of business where the records pertaining to the trust are kept or the trustee’s residence if the trustee does not have such a place of business. For a corporate trustee, the usual place of business is the business location of the primary trust officer for the trust.

(2) For cotrustees, if not designated in the terms of the trust, the principal place of administration is 1 of the following:

(a) If there is only 1 corporate cotrustee, the corporate trustee’s usual place of business.

(b) If there is only 1 professional fiduciary who is an individual and no corporate trustee, the professional fiduciary’s usual place of business or residence.

(c) If neither subdivision (a) nor (b) applies, the usual place of business or residence of any of the cotrustees as agreed upon by them.

In addition to this statute, the Registration of Trust is pursuant to MCL 700.7210. We’ve put together a video that reviews the form for your convenience as well. Please feel free to watch.

To learn more about this form, other probate forms or just probate in general, call The Probate Pro today at (833) PROBATE.