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Michigan Last Will and Testament: What Is It?

A Last Will and Testament is a legal document that protects a person’s (known as a Testator) assets, property, money, and etc., and allows them to legally be passed down to their beneficiaries. This ensures that your wishes are carried out and your beneficiaries receive what you want them to receive once you pass away. In order for this form to be legally recognized by the state, the document must be signed by two witnesses as well notarized by a Notary Public.

Michigan State Laws

Provide specific information on the following sections

Definition of Will - §700.1108(b)

Laws - Act 386 of 1998: Estates and Protected Individuals Code

Witnesses - According to §700-2502, the Will must be signed by two (2) or more witnesses.

How to Write a Michigan Last Will and Testament

Name the Testator

  • Name
  • City and county where you reside
  • Gender

Marital Status

  • Name your spouse
  • Describe if he or she will be a beneficiary

Providing Information on Pets, Property, and Life Insurance

  • Pets - Names, descriptions
  • Property - Address, any other pertinent information
  • Life Insurance - Company, policy number

Name Children as Beneficiaries

  • Children’s names
  • Inheritance amount/percentage/items

Setting Up a Trust for Individuals who Require Special Care

  • Name
  • Relationship to you

Inheritance Stipulations for Children

  • Age that benefits start
  • Age that benefits end
  • Portion or percentage received

Funeral Home

  • Name
  • Address of Funeral Home

Last Meal

  • Any last meal specifications

Name your Executor

  • Name
  • Relation to you

Name your Trustee

  • Name
  • Relation to you

Digital Executor

  • Name
  • Relation to you

Guardian for Minor Children

  • Name
  • Relation to you

Name Additional Beneficiaries

  • Name
  • Relation to you
  • Inheritance amount/percentage

Provide Witness Information

  • Name
  • Mailing Address (including city, state, zip code)
  • Telephone Number

After your document is complete, be sure to have it signed by your witnesses as well as notarized by your Notary Public.

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