Michigan Intestate Succession Under EPIC

Prepared by:  Milton L. Mack, Jr., State Court Administrator Emeritus

Based on a 1979 chart for the RPC created by Douglas J. Rasmussen of Clark Hill, PLC

Where a Michigan decedent dies without a Will, the decedent’s real and personal property (other than joint property, insurance, etc.) after payment of debts, taxes, family allowance and exempt property, is distributed to the following, if living .  (F = not living; blank space = never take):


SPOUSE
CHILD(REN) OR DESCENDANTS1[1]

Of Decedent  Of both Decedent
and

Only  Surviving2[2]
PARENT(S) BROTHER(S)
SISTER(S)

And Descendants
of Deceased
Brother(s)/Sister(s)1
GRANDPARENT(S)
OR DESCENDANTS
1



Maternal Paternal
STATE
OF
MICHIGAN
  1)       All F F F
  2)  1st $150,000
     + ¾ balance
F ¼ balance
  3)  1st $150,000
      + ½ balance
F ½ balance
4) 1st $100,000
+ ½ balance
½ balance F
5)     F All
6)     F F F All
7)     F F F F All
8)     F F F F F ½ ½
9)     F F F F F All F
10)      F F F F F F All
11)      F F F F F F F All

EPIC Secs. 2102, 2103, 2105


DATE OF DEATH: 4/1/00-
12/31/00
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Surviving Spouse’s share  $150,000 $161,000 $165,000 $168,000 $172,000 $177,000 $183,000 $188,000
Surviving Spouse’s share – children of decedent only 100,000 107,000 110,000 112,000 115,000 118,000 122,000 126,000

  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013  2014   2015
Surviving Spouse’s share $194,000 $201,000 $201,000 $204,000 $210,000 $215,000    $217,000  $221,000
Surviving Spouse’s share –children of decedent only 129,000 134,000 134,000 136,000 140,000 143,000 145,000 148,000
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Surviving Spouse’s share  $222,000  $224,000  $229,000  $235,000  $239,000
Surviving Spouse’s share –children of decedent only 148,000 150,000 153,000 157,000 159,000

 Rev. 03/20

1[1] Descendants take equally here if all are in same degree of kinship; if unequal, those of remote degree(s) take by right of representation. – i.e., per capita at each generation

2[2] Applies as long as one or more surviving descendants are descendants of both decedent and surviving spouse.