Inheritance Matters Not Covered By This Website

There are issues covered by the probate code, on the subject of inheritance, that are simply too detailed to discuss on a general information website such as this. Some of these issues deal with estate and gift taxation, powers of appointment, detailed estate planning issues, spousal elections, advancements against portions designated in a will, omitted…

Probate Court – Intestate Succession

Property distributed by intestate succession, is distributed to intestate heirs, as described below, in the following order: First – To Surviving Spouse – according to amounts set forth in the statute; see MCLA §700.2102 Second – To Descendants, by representation (see above for definition); See MCLA §700.2103(a) Next – If there are no descendants, then…

Common Probate Court Terminology

Petition – A formal request one might make of a Probate Court judge; in District and Circuit Court, these requests are usually referred to as “motions”. While there is no significant difference between a Motion & a Petition, the Probate Court uses its terminology, so you should be aware of it. Notice of Hearing –…