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If you’re making an estate plan in Michigan, start here. Learn how to make a will, trust, and power of attorney (POA) that are valid in your state, or get more information about estate planning and funeral laws specific to Michigan.
Making a Will in Michigan
A will can help you protect your family and your property.
Make a Living Trust in Michigan
Learn how to make a living trust in Michigan.
Intestate Succession in Michigan
If you die without a will in Michigan, your assets will go to your closest relatives under state intestate succession laws.
Michigan Restrictions on Who Can Serve as Executor
Learn the rules about who can be your personal representative in Michigan.
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Michigan Power of Attorney Laws
A durable POA allows someone to to help you with your financial matters if you ever become incapacitated—here's how to make one in Michigan.
Michigan Probate: An Overview
Probate is a court-supervised legal process that may be required after someone dies.
Avoiding Probate in Michigan
Probate court proceedings can be long, costly, and confusing. Learn about the probate avoidance strategies available in Michigan that can save your family time, money, and hassle.
Probate Shortcuts in Michigan
Michigan offers some probate shortcuts for "small estates." These procedures make it easier for survivors to transfer property left by a person who has died.
Death With Dignity in Michigan
In 2017, Michigan failed to pass a death with dignity law that would have allowed terminally ill patients to request life-ending medication.
Burial and Cremation Laws in Michigan
Everything you need to know about burial and cremation in Michigan.
Michigan Home Funeral Laws
Learn the rules that govern home funerals in Michigan.