Trusted. Insightful. Experienced.

Decedent Estate Administration and Will Admission - Statutory Priority for Appointment

Statutory Priority for Appointment:

1. Person, or persons, nominated as Personal Representative in the will.

2. If there is a will, the decedent's surviving spouse if he/she is a devisee.

3. If there is a will, other devisees.

4. Surviving spouse.

5. Other heirs.

6. Suitable nominee of a creditor (if 42 or more days after decedent's death)

7. Public administrator (if either nothing has been filed and it is 42 or more days after death, or the decedent died apparently leaving no blood heirs, or heirs and will distributees are not U.S. citizens) http://countypublicadministrators.com/

Byron P. (Pat) Gallagher, Jr.
Gallagher Law Firm
2001 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
517-853-1515
bpg@thegallagherlawfirm.com

Categories: Estate Planning

Testimonials

We had the pleasure of seeing The Gallagher Law Firm in action before we needed their services. They were prepared, professional and eager to act on behalf of the client. When we needed help with a complex, controversial issue, we went to The Gallagh…”
– Attorney D. Anderson

Read More From Our Clients

For More Information

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.