Wayne County Probate Court
The Probate Court is a specialized court that handles matters related to the administration of estates, wills and trusts. This includes will and trust contests. It handles conservatorships and guardianships. If you need to start a proceeding with the Probate Court, here is some useful information to help!
How to Open a Probate in Wayne County
Do you need to open an estate or guardianship with the Court? If so, you can find an abundance of self-help information on the Court’s website. There you will find an array of useful information that can help you with theprocess, including links for the following:
- Limited Guardianship for Minors
- Full Guardianship for Minors
- Guardianship for an Individual with a Developmental Disability
- Guardianship for Legally Incapacitated Adults
- Conservatorship for Minors
- Conservatorship for Adults
- Decedents’ Estates
- Involuntary Mental Health Treatment
For further information regarding the probate process in Michigan, see our article A Guide to Probate in Michigan.
Probate Court Forms
The court’s website provides a collection of forms approved by the Supreme Court Administrative Office. These are sometimes referred to as SCAO forms. The website also provides guidance as to how the forms should be completed. This information is available here. Please note, however, the Court staff is prohibited by law from providing legal advice and is not allowed to assist you in completing the forms.
Probate Checklist: What to do After a Death
Dealing with the death of a loved one can be an overwhelming and emotional experience. From making funeral arrangements, closing accounts, consolidating debts, securing property, opening a probate, to the more obscure tasks of cancelling voter registration cards and subscriptions, it can be difficult to balance the broad range of responsibilities. In an effort to alleviate some of the confusion and help you navigate this difficult time, we created a checklist of what to do following the death of a loved one.
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About the Author: Aaron R. Shahan is an attorney at Atlas Law, PLC. Aaron dedicates his practice to virtually all aspects of estate planning, elder law and probate.