Q: I don't want my sister in law as my family since my brother just died. Is this legal in Michigan? If so, how do I do it?
The short answer: you'll want to speak with an estate planning attorney.
If you want to disclaim whatever rights you might have to your brother's estate, you'll need to take some affirmative steps. If you want to exclude your sister in law from your estate you might need to have a carefully drafted will and trust, particularly if your brother had children.
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