Probate Court makes note of reports, new fee

The Oakland County Probate Court released the following notifications:

Important Reminders:

All Guardian Ad Litem reports must be filed with the probate counter, even if a copy of the report was filed with the assigned judge’s chambers.  This will ensure that the report is properly filed and processed.

Every effort must be made to redact an individual’s personal identifying information, such as social security numbers from court pleadings. 

Exhibits attached to petitions, such as death certificates,  tax returns, etc. should be thoroughly reviewed before they are filed with the court and served on interested parties.

Administratively Closed Estates—New Fee Effective 1/1/2020:


When an estate is administratively closed due to the fiduciary’s failure to properly administer the estate, if a petition to reopen the estate is filed by the same fiduciary, pursuant to MCR 5. 206, the fiduciary will be required to pay $100 as reimbursement of court costs, in addition to the mandatory $175 filing fee.

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