Unsupervised estate

Asked over 1 year ago - Lansing, MI

In a unspervised estate is opened as a testate (With Will) is there any form of hearing for the estate?

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  1. Julie Aletta Paquette

    Contributor Level 15


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . It depends on the specific circumanstances of the case, but generally, an unsupervised estate can be administered without any hearings.

  2. Noah T. Harden

    Contributor Level 4


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    Answered . Typically, an unsupervised estate can be opened without a hearing, however, there are circumstances that may cause a court to have a hearing. Maybe the most common reason is if an interested party has an objection.

    Please let me know if you would like to discuss in more detail.

  3. Peter L. Conway

    Contributor Level 17


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . As you can see from the other answers, a court will generally only hold a hearing if there is a dispute.

    I am licensed to practice law in Michigan and Virginia and regularly handle cases of this sort. You should not... more
  4. James P. Frederick

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . I agree with my colleagues. I would simply add that an unsupervised informal proceeding can be converted to a formal or supervised proceeding, at any time, at the discretion of the court, upon request of the parties.

    James Frederick

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