Probate Court - Determination of Heirs
Filing fee is $150.00 IF NO ESTATE IS PENDING.
Filing fee is $20 IF FILED AFTER ESTATE IS OPENED. Probate Court can accept cash, money order or check payable to the Chippewa County Probate Court.
Forms included in this packet:
An interested person may petition the court to determine the decedent's date of death, domicile at time of death, testacy of decedent, and decedent's heirs without opening an estate or appointing a personal representative.
A hearing is scheduled and notice is sent to all heirs of the decedent listed on the sworn testimony form. A Proof of Service that all heirs listed on the sworn testimony form were properly noticed is filed with the court prior to the court hearing.