Michigan Self-Proving Affidavit Form

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A Michigan self-proving affidavit form is a document that can be attached to a last will and testament for the purposes of having the will validated more efficiently by probate after the testator’s death. The testator (person who created the will) can choose to use a self-proving affidavit, by signing in the presence of two (2) witnesses and a notary public, so that the witnesses needn’t appear before the court to advocate the legitimacy of the will. Similar to an attestation clause, a self-proving affidavit affirms that the will was created voluntarily and while the testator was of sound mind. While it is not a mandatory attachment to a will, the affidavit can significantly speed up the process so that the testator’s beneficiaries can claim their expected portion(s) of the estate.

Last Will and Testament – A document containing an individual’s directives regarding their property after they are deceased.

Laws§ 700.2504

Signing Requirements – 2 Witnesses and a Notary Public

How to Write

Step 1 – Download the form in Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word, or Open Document Text.

Step 2 – Testator is required to complete the first portion of the affidavit, including their Name, the Date (month, day, year), and their Signature.

Step 3 – Both Witnesses must provide their Names in the appropriate field and include their Signature at the bottom of the second portion of form. The State and County in which the form was signed must be added into the fields provided.

Step 4 – Finally, the Notary Public, having witnessed all three Signatures, can fill in the following fields at the bottom of the affidavit:

  • Testator’s Name
  • Witness # 1 Name
  • Witness # 2 Name
  • Date (month, day, year)
  • Notary Signature
  • Official capacity of officer
  • Seal


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