Columbus, OH asked in Probate for Michigan

Q: My great uncle passed away with no will. His house and account will be split among his surviving nieces and nephews.

What's the split in Michigan if 3 of the nieces and nephews are deceased with surviving children

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Trent Harris
Trent Harris
Answered
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Jackson, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: "The split" going to each heir depends on how many nieces and nephews there were total, and how many living nieces and nephews there were at your great uncle's death. It also depends on how many living children of nieces and nephews were alive at your great uncle's death. The rules that apply are called intestate succession, and they can be complicated. For more information, you should contact an attorney licensed in Michigan who can get the relevant information from you to answer your question in more detail.

As always, you get what you pay for. Be sure to talk to a qualified attorney about your specific situation before choosing to rely on information you get from internet discussion boards such as this one.

Kenneth V Zichi agrees with this answer

Andrew M Steiger
Andrew M Steiger
Answered
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Grosse Pointe, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Take a look at MCL 700.2103 and 2106 for your answer.

Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi
Answered
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Howell, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: The other answers hinted at this, but the actual answer is far more complicated than you might think depending on who survived whom, and whether or not there is a surviving spouse, siblings, parents, etc etc.

PLEASE don't think this is something that will be 'easy to DIY' ... consult with and hire an attorney in the area where your uncle lived before he passed. It will be far less expensive to do this right the first time than to try to hash around and 'learn the ropes'.

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