Michigan Probate Form PC 678

Notice Of Guardianship Proceedings Concerning An Indian Child

Everything you need to know about Michigan Form PC 678, including helpful tips, fast facts & deadlines, how to fill it out, where to submit it and other related MI probate forms.

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About Notice Of Guardianship Proceedings Concerning An Indian Child

There are all sorts of forms executors, beneficiaries, and probate court clerks have to fill out and correspond with during probate and estate settlement, including affidavits, letters, petitions, summons, orders, and notices.

Notice Of Guardianship Proceedings Concerning An Indian Child is a commonly used form within Michigan. Here’s an overview of what the form is and means, including a breakdown of the situations when (or why) you may need to use it:

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MI Form PC 678, which may also referred to as Notice Of Guardianship Proceedings Concerning An Indian Child, is a probate form in Michigan. It is used by executors, personal representatives, trustees, guardians & other related parties during the probate & estate settlement process.

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Atticus Fast Facts About Notice Of Guardianship Proceedings Concerning An Indian Child

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Notice Of Guardianship Proceedings Concerning An Indian Child:

  • This form pertains to the State of Michigan

  • The relevant probate statute or Michigan laws related to this form include: 25 USC 1912, MCL 712B.9, MCL 712B.13(1)(b), MCL 712B.15(1)(a), MCL 712B.25(6), MCR 5.109(1), MCR 5.404(B)(2), MCR 5.404(C)(1)

  • The official Michigan source for this form is here.

Government forms are not typically updated often, though when they are, it often happens rather quietly. While Atticus works hard to keep this information about ’s Form PC 678 - Notice Of Guardianship Proceedings Concerning An Indian Child up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form PC 678

Step 1 - Download the correct Michigan form based on the name and ID if applicable

Double check that you have both the correct form name and the correct form ID. Some Michigan probate forms can look remarkably similar, so it’s best to double, even triple-check that you’re using the right one! Keep in mind that not all States have a standardized Form ID system for their probate forms.

Step 2 - Complete the Document

Fill out all relevant fields in Form PC 678, take a break, and then review. Probate and estate settlement processes in MI are long enough to begin with, and making a silly error can push your timeline even farther back. No thank you!

Note: If you don’t currently know all of the answers and are accessing Form PC 678 online, be sure to avoid closing the browser tab and potentially losing all your progress (or use a platform like Atticus to help avoid making mistakes).

Step 3 - Have Form PC 678 witnessed or notarized (if required)

Some States and situations require particular forms to be notarized. If you have been instructed to get the document notarized or see it in writing on the document, then make sure to hire a local notary. There are max notary fees in the United States that are defined and set by local law. Take a look at our full guide to notary fees to make sure you aren’t overpaying or getting ripped off.

Step 4 - Submit Notice Of Guardianship Proceedings Concerning An Indian Child to the relevant office

This is most often the local probate court where the decedent (person who passed away) is domiciled (permanently resides) or the institution involved with this particular form (e.g. a bank). Some offices allow you to submit forms online, other’s don’t, and we while we generally recommend going in-person to expedite the process, sometimes that simply isn’t an option.

It’s also a generally good idea to establish a positive working relationship with any probate clerk (unfortunately there’s enough people & process out there making things more difficult and unnecessarily confusing for them), so a best practice is to simply ask the probate clerk proactively exactly how and where they’d prefer you to submit all forms.

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When Notice Of Guardianship Proceedings Concerning An Indian Child is due

Different probate forms or processes can require different deadlines or response times for completing the appropriate form.

While some steps in the process are bound to specific deadlines (like petitioning for probate, having to submit an inventory of assets, or filing applicable notices to creditors and beneficiaries), many probate forms or processes are not tied to a specific deadline since the scope of work can vary based on situational factors or requirements involved.

Either way, there are a bunch of practical reasons why personal representatives should work to complete each step as thoroughly and quickly as possible when completing probate in Michigan.

5 reasons you should submit PC 678 as quickly as possible:

  1. The sooner you begin, the faster Michigan can allow heirs and beneficiaries to get their share of assets subject to probate. Acting promptly can also decrease the costs & overall mental fatigue through an otherwise burdensome process.

    Helpful Context: What’s the Difference Between Probate and Non-Probate Assets?

  2. In general, creditors of an estate usually have around 3-6 months from the time you file notice to creditors to file any claims for debt against the deceased’s assets. If they don’t, then that debt is forfeited (and more importantly, the executor won’t be held personally responsible). So doing this sooner means you have a better idea of who is owed what and ensures you won’t get a surprise collector months later.

  3. Not filing a will within 30 days (on average) could mean that the probate process proceeds according to intestate laws (laws that govern what happens to someone's stuff without a will) or is subject to unnecessary supervision by the probate court. And if you aren't directly related to the deceased (a.k.a. next of kin), this could also mean you lose your inheritance.

  4. It’s important to file any necessary state tax returns on behalf of the deceased or estate by the following tax season in Michigan. If you don’t, you could owe penalties and interest. This also includes any necessary federal tax returns such as Forms 1040, 1041, or even a Form 706 estate tax return.

  5. If a house in the State of Michigan is left empty (or abandoned) for a while, insurance can get dicey. For example, if the house burns down and no one has been there for a year, an insurance company may get out of paying your claim.

If you’re not using Atticus to get specific forms, deadlines, and timelines for Michigan probate, then try and stay as organized as possible, pay close attention to the dates mentioned in any correspondence you have with the State’s government officials, call the local Michigan probate clerk or court for exact answers regarding Form PC 678, and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit Form PC 678 Online

Notice Of Guardianship Proceedings Concerning An Indian Child is one of the many probate court forms available for download through Atticus.

It may also be available through some Michigan probate court sites, such as . In order to access the latest version, be updated with any revisions, and get full instructions on how to complete each form, check out the Atticus Probate & Estate Settlement software or consider hiring a qualified legal expert locally within Michigan.

While Atticus automatically provides the latest forms, be sure to choose the correct version of Form PC 678 - Notice Of Guardianship Proceedings Concerning An Indian Child f using any other site or resource in order to avoid having to re-complete the form process and/or make another trip to the Michigan probate court office.

Notice Of Guardianship Proceedings Concerning An Indian Child is a .pdf, so opening it should be as simple as clicking “View Form” from within the Atticus app or by clicking the appropriate link found on any Michigan-provided government platform. Once you’ve opened the form, you should be able to directly edit the form before saving or printing.

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MI Form PC 678, which may also referred to as Notice Of Guardianship Proceedings Concerning An Indian Child, is a probate form in Michigan. It is used by executors, personal representatives, trustees, guardians & other related parties during the probate & estate settlement process.

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Did you know?

  • Form PC 678 - Notice Of Guardianship Proceedings Concerning An Indian Child is a probate form in Michigan.

  • Michigan has multiple types of probate and the necessary forms depend on the unique aspects of each estate, such as type and value of assets, whether there was a valid will, who is serving as the personal representative or executor, and even whether or not they also live in Michigan.

  • During probate, all personal representatives and executives in are required to submit a detailed inventory of assets that must separate non-probate assets from probate assets.

  • Probate in Michigan, especially without guidance, can take years to finish and cost upwards of $14,000.

Frequently Asked Questions about Notice Of Guardianship Proceedings Concerning An Indian Child

Probate is the government’s way of making sure that when a person dies, the right stuff goes to the right people (including the taxes the government wants).

All of that stuff is collectively known as someone’s “estate”, and it’s the job of the executor or personal representative to fill out all the forms and complete all the required steps to formally dissolve the estate. 

To get instant clarity on the entire probate process and get an idea of the steps, timeline, and best practices, read the Atticus Beginner’s Guide to Probate

The best place? Create an account in Atticus to start getting estate-specific advice. 

You may need a lawyer, you may not, and paying for one when you didn’t need it really hurts. Atticus makes sure you make  the best decisions (plus you can write it off as an executor expense).

We’ve also created a list of other probate services. Be sure to check it out!

An executor is named in someone’s will, and if the deceased didn’t have a will, then the spouse or other close family relative usually steps up to fulfill the role. If no one wants to do it, then a judge will appoint someone. 

The executor is responsible for the complete management of the probate process, including major responsibilities such as:

  • Creating an inventory of all probate assets.

  • Filling out all necessary forms

  • Paying off all estate debts and taxes

  • Submitting reports to the court and beneficiaries as requested

And much more. This process often stretches longer than a year. 

For an idea of what separates executors who succeed from those who make this way harder than it should be, visit our article, Executors of an Estate:
What they do & secrets to succeeding
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The Exact Text on Form PC 678

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on Michigan Form PC 678 - Notice Of Guardianship Proceedings Concerning An Indian Child. You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY NOTICE OF GUARDIANSHIP PROCEEDINGS CONCERNING AN INDIAN CHILD CASE NO. and JUDGE Court address Court telephone no. In the matter of First, middle, and last name of minor Indian child JIS Code: NGP Approved, SCAO Form PC 678, Rev. 6/21 MCL 712B.9, MCL 712B.13(1)(b), MCL 712B.15(1)(a), MCL 712B.25(6), 25 USC 1912, MCR 5.109(1), MCR 5.404(B)(2), MCR 5.404(C)(1) Page 1 of 2 Distribute form to: Court Copies as needed TO: TAKE NOTICE: 1.A petition regarding guardianship of the Indian child named above has been filed. A hearing will be held on this petition on Date and time at Location . 2.A copy of the petition is attached to this notice. 3.You have the absolute right to intervene in this proceeding and, absent objection by either Indian parent, you have the right to petition the court to have this case transferred to the Tribal court of the Tribe. The Tribal court may decline the transfer. 4.You may object to a transfer of this case to the Tribal court. (Name and telephone no. of natural parent or Indian custodian. State if unknown.) (Name and telephone no. of natural parent or Indian custodian. State if unknown.) (Name and telephone no. of ICWA Designated Tribal Agent. See list here. State if unknown.) (Use only if identity of parents, custodian, or tribe is unknown. If grandparent(s) are known, please provide name(s) and date(s) of birth on Personal Identifying Information Form [MC 97a].) Midwest Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs 5600 West American Blvd., Suite 500 Norman Pointe II Building Bloomington, MN 55437 (612) 725-4500 Notice of Guardianship Proceedings Concerning an Indian Child (6/21) Page 2 of 2 Case No. 5. As a parent or Indian custodian, you have the right to a court-appointed attorney if you are determined indigent. If you intend to request a court-appointed attorney, you should contact the court immediately by telephone or in writing. If you choose to attend this hearing and you require accommodations to use the court because of a disability or if you require a foreign language interpreter to help you fully participate in court proceedings, please contact the court immediately to make arrangements. USE NOTE: This notice must be sent to the parties by personal service or registerd mail, return receipt requested.

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