My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: Michigan
My former spouse passed away before we sold our jointly owned home. My name is on the deed to the home and on the mortgage. Per divorce "...house shall be sold and the proceeds equally divided among between the parties." What does all of this mean to me and our adult children? The children are not interested in receiving proceeds from the home. They were beneficiaries to both his bank accounts and his insurance policy. Only other assets are items from home and a 2 cars, less than $10,000 value in total. We have been paying all the bills he owed and have made plans to pay for the funeral expenses. Is the home considered part of estate? Do we need to file probate?