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Understanding Probate: Is my will a public document?

Understanding Probate: Is my will a public document?

Is my will a public document? The answer to this question is “yes” and “no”. For guidance we will look to MCL 700.2515: Deposit of will with court in testator’s lifetime. First, one is not required to deposit a will with a court. One might keep their will in a safe deposit box, with an Read More

How do I open a probate estate? Miniseries part 1/3

In the previous four parts of this series, we discussed the basic differences between having a will and not having a will. In this discussion, we will see how the end result takes shape in the form of opening a probate estate in a three part mini series on the matter. There are two forms Read More

What is probate?

Is probate a place I go after die? No! Probate court is a place where your heirs go after you die to administer your affairs if you do not have a properly funded trust agreement, or if you only have a living will or do not have a will at all. Facts About Probate Court Read More

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