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Michigan Probate Administration

If you are the surviving spouse, next of kin, or personal representative for someone who has just passed away, you have many tasks to deal with during an emotionally trying time. One of the most important is determining if it will be necessary to open up a probate estate with a Michigan Probate Court.

When all of the decedent’s property was owned jointly with another person, owned by a trust, or less than a certain amount ($23,000 in 2018 in Michigan), it may not be necessary to open up a probate estate. If a probate estate is necessary, it is generally handled by the Michigan Probate Court in the county where the person was a resident.

Even if there is no dispute who will receive the decedent’s assets, there is still a lot of paperwork to be filled out and deadlines to meet in order to properly complete the probate administration. This can be a daunting task even under the best of circumstances, and our primary purpose at West Michigan Law is to bring you peace of mind by taking care of the paperwork for you.

If you are in charge of the assets for an individual who recently passed away in Muskegon County, Ottawa County, Allegan County, or Oceana County, please contact Attorney Adam Zuwerink at or 231-457-4235 for more information about the probate administration process in Michigan.