Who can be appointed personal representative of an estate?

In Michigan, certain people have priority to be appointed as a personal representative as follows:

  • A person who is nominated as the personal representative in a will
  • The decedent’s surviving spouse
  • Other people who are included in the decedent’s will as devisees
  • Other heirs of the decedent
  • After 42 days after the decedent’s death, a creditor can nominate a personal representative

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