Q: Michigan inheritance law
I’m an only child my father has lived with a woman for 20+yrs, they never married. If he died how would his assets be distributed? We all live in Michigan, all of his assets are located in Michigan. Most of the stuff he owns is solely in his name.
A: If there is no spouse but there are surviving children the children inherit property that is in the deceased’s name only under Michigan law. But there needs to be private and that needs to be done promptly and properly.
Your father needs to think about his estate planning and create a proper plan (a will is only part of the process!).
He should consult with a qualified Estate planning attorney (not a one trick pony trust mill/ ‘estate planner’ scam!) to review his options and get some real advice for his fact situation.
— this answer is offered for information only and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney/client relationship. I am licensed in Michigan only. Please seek local legal representation if you need further advice.
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