Griffin, GA asked in Probate for Michigan

Q: My relative passed away in January of 2020. I talked with my (PR) He said that probate cases are usually closed on the

One year anniversary. My question would be is the one year anniversary on the date filed? Disposition date? Inventory action date? Acceptance of appointment date? When I asked him these questions he danced around the questions and said the cases was going well. Any answer to my question would be greatly appreciated thank you!

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

A: It is one year from the date of appointment, but that is a 'loose' standard. There are reasons it may be extended, and in the interim you should have received paperwork such as the inventory and notices, etc.

If you're not comfortable with what has happened, I'd urge you to consult with a local licensed attorney to review the paperwork (be sure to bring it all!) and provide you real advice about what is going on. There is not necessarily anything unusual about an estate that takes more than a year to complete, but there should be some explanation.

-- This answer is offered for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney/client relationship.

I am licensed to practice in Michigan only. Please seek competent local legal help if you feel you need legal advice

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