What is a “waiver/consent form”

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What is a “waiver/consent form”

My father-in-law passed away a couple of years ago and we have recently learned there were some assets remaining. I have received paperwork from the probate court and wanted to know if we should sign the waiver/consent form. What does that form mean?

Asked on April 26, 2012 under Estate Planning, Michigan

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

In the situation that you are writing about where there were some assets of your father-in-law that were not accounted for with respect to the final distribution of his estate, the "waiver/consent form" that you have written about is a form filed with the court agreeing to and "waiving' any and all formal procedures with respect to timing and notice issues with respect to the final distribution of the last remaining assets of his estate.


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