Small Estate Threshold Values in Michigan

In Michigan, to qualify for a “Small Estate” in probate court, the gross estate must be valued under certain monetary thresholds. This valuation is the total sum of all the decedent’s assets after the payment of funeral and burial expenses. The Small Estate amount is adjusted for inflation and changes over time. In order to plan for your future accurately, make sure to contact your attorney about Small Estates threshold values and how to plan for Probate Court.

If you have any questions about Small Estate threshold values, or anything else, call us at 248-457-9860.

Small Estate Qualification (MCL 700.3982, .3983)

Year of DeathSmall Estate Qualification Value
Original Amount$15,000
2001$16,000
2002-2004$17,000
2005-2006$18,000
2007-2008$19,000
2009-2011$20,000
2012-2013$21,000
2014-2017$22,000
2018-2019 $23,000
2020 $24,000

Have any questions or comments? Talk with attorney Paul Wakefield at paul@wsl-law.com or (248) 457-9860.