Michigan Small Estate Affidavit | PC598

The Michigan Compiled Law 700.3982 was updated in 2013 to raise the value of real estate that may avoid probate court to $21,000. Prior to that, it was $15,000. If a loved one owns property in Michigan and passes away without a last will and testament, then the family or other successors may file a small estate affidavit to avoid probate court, which can be time-consuming and expensive. This must be the total value of the estate after funeral expenses and taxes are taken into account.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word (.doc).

Step 2 – Enter the following into the form:

  • Header – Enter Superior Court (See List)
  • Name of Decedent
  • Date of Birth
  • Case Number
  • Check the three (3) boxes depending on your situation
  • Date and Sign
  • Verification – On the last page you will be required to verify that everything you have stated is true and accurate

Step 3 – Obtain a notarized copy of the death certificate, and file the form with the proper clerk or courthouse.