Michigan Statutory Will Of
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Article 1. Declarations

This is my will and I revoke any prior wills and codicils.
I live in County Name County, Michigan.
My spouse is Spouse Name.

My children now living are:
Names of Children

Article 2. Disposition of My Assets

2.1 Cash Gifts to Persons or Charities.

I can leave no more than two (2) cash gifts. I make the following cash gifts to the persons or
charities in the amount stated here. Any transfer tax due upon my death shall be paid from the
balance of my estate and not from these gifts.

(1)
Full name and address of person or charity to receive cash gift (name only 1 person or charity
here):
Name of Person or Charity
Address of Person or Charity
Amount of Gift (In figures): $Amount of Gift in Figures
Amount of Gift (In words): Amount of Gift in Words Dollars
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(2)
Full name and address of person or charity to receive cash gift (name only 1 person or charity):
Name of Person or Charity
Address of Person or Charity
Amount of Gift (In figures): $Amount of Gift in Figures
Amount of Gift (In words): Amount of Gift in Words Dollars
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2.2 Personal and Household Items.

I may leave a separate list or statement, either in my handwriting or signed by me at the end,
regarding gifts of specific books, jewelry, clothing, automobiles, furniture, and other personal
and household items.
I give my spouse all my books, jewelry, clothing, automobiles, furniture, and other personal and
household items not included on such a separate list or statement. If I am not married at the time
I sign this will or if my spouse dies before me, my personal representative shall distribute those
items, as equally as possible, among my children who survive me. If no children survive me,
these items shall be distributed as set forth in paragraph 2.3.

2.3 All Other Assets.

I give everything else I own to my spouse. If I am not married at the time I sign this will or if my
spouse dies before me, I give these assets to my children and the descendants of any deceased
child. If no spouse, children, or descendants of children survive me, I choose 1 of the following
distribution clauses by signing my name on the line after that clause. If I sign on both lines, if I
fail to sign on either line, or if I am not now married, these assets will go under distribution
clause (b).
Distribution clause, if no spouse, children, or descendants of children survive me.

(a) One-half to be distributed to my heirs as if I did not have a will, and one-half to be
distributed to my spouse's heirs as if my spouse had died just after me without a will.
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(b) All to be distributed to my heirs as if I did not have a will.
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Article 3. Nominations of Personal Representative, Guardian, and Conservator

3.1 Personal Representative.


I nominate name of person or eligible financial institution of personal representative address to serve as personal representative.
If my first choice does not serve, I nominate
Insert name of person or eligible financial institution of personal representative address to serve as personal representative.

3.2 Guardian and Conservator.

If a guardian or conservator is needed for a child of mine, I nominate Insert name of individual of Insert Address as guardian and Insert name of individual or eligible financial institution of Insert Address to serve as conservator.

If my first choice cannot serve, I nominate Insert name of individual of Insert Address as guardian and Insert name of individual or eligible financial institution of Insert Address to serve as conservator.

3.3 Bond.


(a) My personal representative and any conservator I have named shall serve with bond.
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(b) My personal representative and any conservator I have named shall serve without
bond.
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3.4 Definitions and Additional Clauses.

Definitions and additional clauses found at the end of this form are part of this will.
I sign my name to this Michigan statutory will on Date of Signature.
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Statement of Witnesses

We sign below as witnesses, declaring that the individual who is making this will appears to be of sound mind and appears to be making this will freely, without duress, fraud, or undue influence, and that the individual making this will acknowledges that he or she has read the will, or has had it read to him or her, and understands the contents of this will.
Witness 1 Name
Witness 1 Address

Witness 2 Name
Witness 2 Address

Witness 3 Name
Witness 3 Address

Definitions

The following definitions and rules of construction apply to this Michigan statutory will:
(a) "Assets" means all types of property you can own, such as real estate, stocks and bonds, bank accounts, business interests, furniture, and automobiles.
(b) "Descendants" means your children, grandchildren, and their descendants.
(c) "Descendants" or "children" includes individuals born or conceived during marriage, individuals legally adopted, and individuals born out of wedlock who would inherit if their parent died without a will.
(d) "Jointly held assets" means those assets to which ownership is transferred automatically upon the death of 1 of the owners to the remaining owner or owners.
(e) "Spouse" means your husband or wife at the time you sign this will.
(f) Whenever a distribution under a Michigan statutory will is to be made to an individual's descendants, the assets are to be divided into as many equal shares as there are then living descendants of the nearest degree of living descendants and deceased descendants of that same degree who leave living descendants. Each living descendant of the nearest degree shall receive 1 share. The remaining shares, if any, are combined and then divided in the same manner among the surviving descendants of the deceased descendants as if the surviving descendants who were allocated a share and their surviving descendants had predeceased the descendant. In this manner, all descendants who are in the same generation will take an equal share.
(g) "Heirs" means those persons who would have received your assets if you had died without a will, domiciled in Michigan, under the laws that are then in effect.
(h) "Person" includes individuals and institutions.
(i) Plural and singular words include each other, where appropriate.
(j) If a Michigan statutory will states that a person shall perform an act, the person is required to perform that act. If a Michigan statutory will states that a person may do an act, the person's decision to do or not to do the act shall be made in good faith exercise of the person's powers.

Additional Clauses

Powers of Personal Representative

1. A personal representative has all powers of administration given by Michigan law to personal representatives and, to the extent funds are not needed to meet debts and expenses currently payable and are not immediately distributable, the power to invest and reinvest the estate from time to time in accordance with the Michigan prudent investor rule. In dividing and distributing the estate, the personal representative may distribute partially or totally in kind, may determine the value of distributions in kind without reference to income tax bases, and may make non-pro rata distributions.
2. The personal representative may distribute estate assets otherwise distributable to a minor beneficiary to the minor's conservator or, in amounts not exceeding $5,000.00 per year, either to the minor, if married; to a parent or another adult with whom the minor resides and who has the care, custody, or control of the minor, or to the guardian. The personal representative is free of liability and is discharged from further accountability for distributing assets in compliance with the provisions of this paragraph.

Powers of Guardian and Conservator

A guardian named in this will has the same authority with respect to the child as a parent having legal custody would have. A conservator named in this will has all of the powers conferred by law.