Every Michigan resident is unique. People have their own interests, passions and fears. Similarly, every person's estate looks different when he or she passes away. While some estates are large and complicated, others may be much more straightforward.
It is important for Michigan families to understand how a family member's estate is qualified under Michigan probate laws, however, because under these laws, small estates are treated much differently than regular estates. When an estate qualifies as small, the distribution process is much simpler than if it is a regular estate. A regular estate, on the other hand, may take much more significant oversight from the probate court in order to be completed.