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My mother recently passed away in Ohio, where she was a

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My mother recently passed away in Ohio, where she was a resident. Her will is being probated here. I am her executrix. She owned property in Michigan. Under Ohio law, I know I have to file the will in Michigan, but, under Michigan law does she have to get the Michigan court's permission to sell the property?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Alex Esquire replied 1 year ago.

Hello. My name is***** will be happy to answer your question.

I am sorry to hear about this unfortunate situation.

Generally, an ancillary probate case would have to be filed in Michigan, but if the deceased person was resident of Ohio at the time of death, then a main probate case / estate would be filed in Ohio and it would be up to Michigan court (which has jurisdiction) when it comes to the approval of sale property located in Michigan, since the Michigan court would have jurisdiction over the property.

I wish you the best of luck!

Expert:  Alex Esquire replied 1 year ago.

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