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Michigan Small Estate Affidavit | Form PC 598

A Michigan small estate affidavit is a document that allows a petitioner, known as an "affiant," to stake a claim on property from the estate of a deceased loved one, known as the "decedent." In Michigan, this process is available to estates valued at $15,000 or less. 
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How to File (3 steps)

1. Wait 28 Days

Wait at least 28 days from the decedent’s death before beginning the filing process.

2. Gather Documents

Complete and gather these required documents:

3. File With Holder of Property

Present these documents to the individual who holds or is responsible for the decedent’s property, for example, a bank or another heir.