A trust may be
"registered" with the probate court, whereby the trustee gives the
court his name and address and acknowledges the trusteeship, but an actual copy
of the trust is not required to be filed with the statement registering the
trust. (See MCL 700.7209 & .7210) The filing fee for
registration of a trust is $25.00. These
files are accessible to the public and have the case code: TR.
If a trust needs to be modified
or supervised by the court, a petition may be filed in the probate court. The filing fee is $175.00. If a trustee of a court-supervised trust is
ordered to file accounts with the court, the same account requirements for conservators apply (See Conservatorships).