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Michigan Last Will and Testament Template

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Michigan Last Will and Testament Template

Updated July 17, 2023

A Michigan last will and testament is a legal document that directs how a testator’s (person to whom the will belongs) real and personal property, fiduciary funds, digital assets, and other financial accounts will be distributed after their death. Testators can select their designated beneficiaries on the will document and stipulate detailed instructions regarding the portion of the estate each is entitled to receive. Wills are essential when distributing the testator’s estate among their spouse, children, friends, blood relatives, and even charitable organizations. Under Michigan law, wills require two (2) witnesses be present when the testator executes and signs the will into effect; both these witnesses must also sign after they acknowledge the testator’s signature. Though optional, a testator can have the will notarized by a state-authorized notary public.

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Signing Requirements

Two (2) or more Witnesses. (Section 700-2502)

State Definition

Will” includes, but is not limited to, a codicil and a testamentary instrument that appoints a personal representative, revokes or revises another will, nominates a guardian, or expressly excludes or limits the right of an individual or class to succeed to the decedent’s property that is passing by intestate succession.

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