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I am very sorry of your family's loss. It makes more difficult that there is not a Will to provide direction for the estate. Since you are divorced and he was not married at the time of his death, his estate would pass to his children. Because there is significant debts owed, I strongly encourage you and your children to file Intestate Probate so that the Court can handle the distribution of the assets to the creditors and the heirs and so that the heirs (your children) are not held liable for the debts.
Here is a link to Wayne County Probate Court, which has a lot of information that will be of use to you.
To take a look at the chart, click on "Information" in the blue navigator bar under the header. Click on the "Frequently Asked Questions" link and then scroll to a link called "Michigan Intestate Succession under EPIC." Click on it and the chart will appear. Take a look at it and you can see who takes. I would also encourage you view the entire site so that you can educate yourself on what is in store for you and your family.
One more thing, make sure no of you signs for any debts for your ex husband as you then become liable regardless of probate. Do not let creditors or bill collectors guilt any of you into assuming responsibility for a debt you do not owe.
So far as the car is concerned, if it was titled in your son's name prior to death, he will have to prove to the probate court that is was in fact his and that it should not be included in the estate.
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