Wrongful Death Procedures and Forms
The Kalamazoo County Probate Court has provided procedures and forms for Wrongful Death Procedures and Forms.
MCL 700.3924 - Survival and Wrongful Death Actions; Court Approval of Settlement and Distribution:
For the purpose of settling a claim as to which an action is not pending in another court for damages for wrongful death or for a claim existing under this state's laws relating to the survival of actions, if a personal representative petitions the court in writing asking leave to settle the claim and after notice to all person who may be entitled to damages as provided in section 2922 of the revised judicature act of 1961, being section 600.2922 of the Michigan Complied Laws, the court may conduct a hearing and approve or reject the settlement.
PROCEDURE FOR FILING A PETITION TO APPROVE SETTLEMENT OF WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM AND DISTRIBUTE PROCEEDS
PETITION FOR LEAVE TO SETTLE CLAIM AND DISTRIBUTE PROCEEDS
ORDER GRANTING PETITION FOR LEAVE TO SETTLE CLAIM AND DISTRIBUTE PROCEEDS