Petition & Order


  1. Complete PC 556-Petition and Order for Assignment (PDF).
  2. Attach copy of death certificate.
  3. Attach copy of paid funeral bill showing a 0 balance and who paid the services. If there are remaining fees for the funeral expenses, the assets will be assigned to the funeral home that provided the services.
  4. There is a $25 filing fee along with an inventory fee that is based on the total value of the assets. Once the petition is completed, contact the Court at 989-224-5190 to obtain the inventory fees. You may also use the inventory fee calculator.
  5. If a certified copy of the Petition and Order for Assignment is needed, the fee will be $12.
  6. A copy of the petition will be mailed to the Petitioner once the Judge has signed it.