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We don't have a will made out yet,but was wondering if in Michigan,if husband dies first does the wife get the house and what ever else is ours?

Lawyer's Assistant: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?

My husband has been married twice but ive been with him 12yrs,when we married in 2002 the house was already his but I made him put me on Deed,is that enough

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Is it ok to write what we both want down on paper and have lawyer notarize it

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Family Lawyer: JD 1992, Lawyer replied 9 months ago

Your question: "is it ok to write what we both want down on paper and have lawyer notarize it"

Answer: No, unless it is a will that meets all the requirements of a will then the probate court will not consider it at all and will be absolutely inadmissible.

In order to answer your other question I need to know if you husband has children from your marriage or any other marriage.

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