One of the most important aspects of devising a Will in Michigan is to establish who will serve as your personal representative. The personal representative plays a crucial role in closing out your estate administration, and paying any debts and taxes, before distributing the remaining assets to your heirs.
In the event that a Will was not filed or did not name a personal representative, Michigan law explains the priority order of who is eligible to be appointed as a personal representative. This order remains the same whether the estate is going through informal or formal proceedings. The order of priority for serving as a personal representative, starting with highest priority is:
As stated above, the person who is named as a personal representative in a Michigan Will has the highest level of priority to serve in such capacity, and this individual cannot transfer their priority by nominating someone else. For more questions about the Michigan Will process, schedule a consultation with a lawyer.
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