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Holographic will. A holographic will is a legal document handwritten by an individual. It does not have to be witnessed. Holographic wills are generally considered to be valid if the will has been dated and has the individual’s signature.
Statutory will. A statutory will is typically what is known as a “fill-in-the-blanks” type of document. It is typically used by those who have a relatively small estate to leave and little other assets. The requirements for filling out the will are stated in the document. Individuals can usually find these types of wills at a stationery store or through their state legislator.
Formal will. A formal will is the most common type of will filed in probate. Formal wills are generally drawn up by an attorney who ensures that the contents of the will are legal and valid in the state of Michigan. These types of wills are signed by the individual for whom the will was created and are signed by two witnesses.
While not all of these wills require the help of a lawyer to draft, the consequences of having a will done incorrectly can be devastating for your loved ones. Ensure your legacy is protected by calling our offices today.
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Creating a will is one of the most important things you can do for your loved ones. Detailing your properly helps your heirs avoid unnecessary problems with probate. It also provides the peace of mind that your possessions and assets will go where you want them to. All wills must meet certain standards such as being witnessed to be legally valid. That’s why to really ensure the best outcome, people choose to “do it right” and work with an attorney.
If you already have a will and want to change, update or amend the document, a codicil may be required. A codicil typically refers to a change in beneficiaries, change in your personal representative or an addition to the will. The codicil is for when you want to add to, alter, delete, revoke or republish your will.
We help families both locally within or near the Bloomfield Hills area, and all throughout the state of Michigan. Our “Virtual Visits” and Mobile Notary allow for us to serve the greatest area possible in the state.
Locally we serve Bloomfield Hills, Troy, West Bloomfield, Farmington Hills, Rochester and Rochester hills, Sterling heights, Shelby Township, Macomb and many others.
We welcome your questions and want to understand your situation to help you move forward and achieve the peace of mind that comes with having everything done properly and efficiently. Don’t let everything you’ve worked for just slip away due to a lack of proper planning. Invest the time now to learn your options by speaking with us and make the choices that best protect your legacy and wishes. Call us for one-on-one assistance at (248) 792-9193 with your questions, a description of your situation or to schedule a consultation. You may also simply fill out the form above on this page. Your form will be directly emailed to our office. You can expect a reply within 1 business day and often within hours the same day. All information is confidential.
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