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Section 700.3407

ESTATES AND PROTECTED INDIVIDUALS CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 386 of 1998


700.3407 Formal testacy proceedings; burdens in contested cases.

Sec. 3407.

  (1) All of the following apply in a contested case:
  (a) A petitioner who seeks to establish intestacy has the burden of establishing prima facie proof of death, venue, and heirship.
  (b) A proponent of a will has the burden of establishing prima facie proof of due execution in all cases and, if the proponent is also a petitioner, prima facie proof of death and venue.
  (c) A contestant of a will has the burden of establishing lack of testamentary intent or capacity, undue influence, fraud, duress, mistake, or revocation.
  (d) A party has the ultimate burden of persuasion as to a matter with respect to which the party has the initial burden of proof.
  (2) If a will is opposed by a petition for probate of a later will revoking the former, the court shall first determine whether the later will is entitled to probate. If a will is opposed by a petition for a declaration of intestacy, the court shall first determine whether the will is entitled to probate.


History: 1998, Act 386, Eff. Apr. 1, 2000
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