Probate an Estate in Michigan

Probate is the legal process by which the estate of a deceased person is settled. Regardless if someone dies with or without a will, probate is generally required when a person dies owning assets that do not have either a co-owner or a named beneficiary. Probate administration generally involves identifying the probate assets of the decedent, paying the decedent’s debts, taxes and other expenses, then distributing the remaining assets to the devisees or heirs. If a person dies having left a valid will - called “testate”- the person nominated in the will as personal representative is responsible for the probate administration. If the decedent did not have a valid will - called “intestate” -

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