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Probate / Family Court

PROBATE COURT RESOURCES


FILING FEES:
All checks/money orders payable to:  MONROE COUNTY PROBATE COURT

Petition for guardianship of a minor $175
Petition for appt. of limited guardianship of a minor $175
Petition for appt. of guardian for incapacitated individual $175
Petition for appointment of conservator (adult or minor) $175
Initiating a trust proceeding $175
Determination of heirs ( no estate) $175
Decedent estates - petition or application to reopen a closed file $175
Protective order $175
Petition to establish death of victim of accident/disaster $175
Application for informal probate $175 + $11.00 for certified copy of letters 
Summons and complaint $150
Petition for appt. of guardianship for individual with developmental disability No filing fee
Demand for a jury trial $30
Small estates less than $15,000 $25 + inventory fee
If $500 or less Inventory fee = $5
$500-$1000 Inventory fee = 1%
$1000 to $3000 Inventory fee = $25
More than $3000 Use Inventory fee calculation 
Registration of trust $25
File a will  and/or codicil for safekeeping $25
Statement and proof of claim $20
Account of fiduciary $20
Petition/Motion $20
Petition for allowance of account (no fee if filed with accounting) $20
Objection $20
Certified copies $10 for first page + $1 for each add. page
Petition to open safe deposit box $10
Secret marriage license $3.00



STATE BAR OF MICHIGAN

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PROBATE COURT
FORMS


For a complete list of forms, please use the following link to visit the State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) website:

http://courts.mi.gov/Administration/SCAO/Forms/Pages/Probate-Court-Index.aspx

Click here for the form to publish service in the newspaper.