Call the clerk's office and ask if it is an open file. In Florida the Clerk's web site tells you if the case is open. A visit will net you even more information. Clerks are a wealth of information and will likely be willing to tell you if the case was closed or abondoned (i.e. not enough assets to pay the debts so everyone walked away).
If you are concerned there may be a lingering tax liability that could flow to you a consult with a probate attorney would be a good idea.
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In Michigan, you would need to contact the probate court. In Wayne County, the files are available online at http://www.wcpc.us/. If it is another county, you would need to check with the court to determine whether the estate is still open or not. If the file was from 2002, there is a good chance it is closed, although if there were estate tax issues that were not resolved, you never know. If the estate was from 1992, (it is not clear from your summary which year), then it is almost certainly closed. The Estate tax level was $600,000 in 1992, so perhaps that is what you are looking at.
You need to have an attorney or CPA look at this to determine what is going on.
You should definitely see an attorney about this.
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