Michigan Michigan Will Laws



Here you will find what is required by state when making a living will. You will also find whether or not this specific state accepts oral or written wills.

Some key terms to keep in mind:

Testator: One who makes or has made a will; one who dies leaving a will.
Holographic Will: A will and testament that has been entirely handwritten and signed by the testator.
Oral Will: An oral will (or "nuncupative" will) is a will that has been delivered orally (that is, in speech) to witnesses, as opposed to the usual form of wills, which is written and according to a proper format.

State Requirements and Will Type Recognition

Age of Testator

18 years or older and sound mind

Number of Witnesses Required

Signed by at least two competent persons, each of whom witnessed either the signing or testators acknowledgment of signature or of will.

Oral Will Recognition

Not recognized

Holographic Will Recognition

Valid if dated and testators' signature and material provisions are in testators' handwriting; does not need witnesses.

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Source: http://www.will-laws.com/states/michigan/last-will-and-testament