The interest a person has in real or personal property; property left when a person dies. When an individual dies there are different ways to proceed with an estate:
The appointment of a person who has the legal duty and power to take care of the person of another, who, because of some disability, usually age or incompetence, is considered incapable of caring for himself or herself.
A person appointed by the court, as provided in the EPIC to manage and protect the estate finances of a minor or person under legal disability because of mental illness, mental deficiency, or physical illness or disability.
A substantial disorder of thought or mood which significantly impairs judgment, behavior, capacity to recognize reality, or ability to cope with the ordinary demands of life.
**NOTE: Pursuant to Local Administrative Order 2004-02 the only pleadings accepted via facsimile in the Livingston County Probate and 44th Circuit Courts are pleadings regarding Mental Health Code proceedings.
A written instrument whereby a person makes a disposition of his or her property to take effect after his or her death.