Yes.  If you are filing for informal or formal probate, you will have to give notice to the persons entitled to notice by law.  Notice is an important step in the probate process.  In general, notice requirements are as follows:

Notice Requirements for Informal Probate:

An informal probate proceeding requires two types of notice:

(1)  Written notice at least 7 days prior to filing an informal petition with the court;

and

(2)  Publication notice within 30 days after the allowance of an informal petition.

Persons entitled to written notice may waive their statutory right to notice by completing an assent and waiver of notice using form MPC 455.  

For specific information on the notice requirements for Informal Probate, please see Chapter 3 in the MUPC Estate Administration Procedural Guide pdf format of MUPC Estate Administration Procedural Guide file size 3MB .

Informal Notice Forms

FormRequired, May Need or May Have
Notice of Informal Probate and Return of Service (MPC 550) pdf format of Notice Informal Probate & Return of Service (MPC 550) Required
(unless all interested persons assent and waive notice)
Assent and Waiver of Notice (MPC 455) pdf format of Affidavit of Domicile (MPC 485) ; Instructions (MPC 941) pdf format of Instructions for Completing MPC 455 (MPC 941) May Need
Informal Probate Publication Notice (MPC 551) pdf format of Informal Probate Publication Notice (MPC 551)
List of newspapers for publication by county pdf format of List of Newspapers for Informal Publication
Required

Notice Requirements for Formal Probate

A formal probate proceeding requires both written notice and publication notice prior to the allowance of the formal petition.  After the filing of a formal petition with proper payment, the Registry of Probate will issue formal notice to the petitioner.  The formal notice is called a citation.

A copy of the citation must be served on all interested persons as stated in the Order of Notice.  A copy of the citation must also be published in the newspaper listed in the Order of Notice.  

Persons entitled to written notice may waive their statutory right to notice by completing an assent and waiver of notice using form MPC 455.  

For specific information on the notice requirements for Formal Probate, please see Chapter 4 in the MUPC Estate Administration Procedural Guide pdf format of MUPC Estate Administration Procedural Guide file size 3MB .

Formal Notice Forms

FormRequired, May Need or May Have
Citation for Formal Adjudication and Return of Service (MPC 560)Required
(the citation is issued by the Registry of Probate)
Assent and Waiver of Notice (MPC 455) pdf format of Affidavit of Domicile (MPC 485) ; Instructions (MPC 941) pdf format of Instructions for Completing MPC 455 (MPC 941) May Need