(1) A will may be simultaneously executed, attested, and made self-proved by acknowledgment of the will by the testator and 2 witnesses’ sworn statements, each made before an officer authorized to administer oaths under the laws of the state in which execution occurs and evidenced by the officer’s certificate, under official seal, in substantially the following form:

I, ________________________, the testator, sign my name to
this document on __________, _____. I have taken an oath,
administered by the officer whose signature and seal appear on
this document, swearing that the statements in this document
are true. I declare to that officer that this document is my
will; that I sign it willingly or willingly direct another to
sign for me; that I execute it as my voluntary act for the
purposes expressed in this will; that I am 18 years of age
or older and under no constraint or undue influence; and that
I have sufficient mental capacity to make this will.
_________________________________
(Signature) Testator
We, ________________________ and ________________________,
the witnesses, sign our names to this document and have taken
an oath, administered by the officer whose signature and seal
appear on this document, to swear that all of the following
statements are true: the individual signing this document as
the testator executes the document as his or her will, signs it
willingly or willingly directs another to sign for him or her,
and executes it as his or her voluntary act for the purposes
expressed in this will; each of us, in the testator’s presence,
signs this will as witness to the testator’s signing; and, to
the best of our knowledge, the testator is 18 years of age or
older, is under no constraint or undue influence, and has
sufficient mental capacity to make this will.
_________________________________
(Signature) Witness
_________________________________
(Signature) Witness
The State of ________________________________
County of ___________________________________
Sworn to and signed in my presence by ______________, the
testator, and sworn to and signed in my presence by
___________________ and __________________, witnesses, on
____________, __________.
month/day year
____________________________________
(SEAL) Signed
____________________________________
(official capacity of officer)

(2) An attested will may be made self-proved at any time after its execution by the acknowledgment of the will by the testator and the sworn statements of the witnesses to the will, each made before an officer authorized to administer oaths under the laws of the state in which the acknowledgment occurs and evidenced by the officer’s certificate, under the official seal, attached or annexed to the will in substantially the following form:

Terms Used In Michigan Laws 700.2504

  • month: means a calendar month; the word "year" a calendar year; and the word "year" alone shall be equivalent to the words "year of our Lord". See Michigan Laws 324.30501
  • oath: shall be construed to include the word "affirmation" in all cases where by law an affirmation may be substituted for an oath; and in like cases the word "sworn" shall be construed to include the word "affirmed". See Michigan Laws 324.30502
  • seal: shall be construed to include any of the following:

    (a) The impression of the seal on the paper alone. See Michigan Laws 324.30505

  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Michigan Laws 700.1107
  • Testator: includes an individual of either gender. See Michigan Laws 700.1107

The State of ________________________________
County of ___________________________________
We, ___________________, ___________________, and
___________________, the testator and the witnesses,
respectively, whose names are signed to the attached will,
sign this document and have taken an oath, administered by the
officer whose signature and seal appear on this document, to
swear that all of the following statements are true: the
individual signing this document as the will’s testator
executed the will as his or her will, signed it willingly or
willingly directed another to sign for him or her, and executed
it as his or her voluntary act for the purposes expressed in
the will; each witness, in the testator’s presence, signed the
will as witness to the testator’s signing; and, to the best of
the witnesses’ knowledge, the testator, at the time of the
will’s execution, was 18 years of age or older, was under no
constraint or undue influence, and had sufficient mental
capacity to make this will.
_________________________________
(Signature) Testator
_________________________________
(Signature) Witness
_________________________________
(Signature) Witness
Sworn to and signed in my presence by ___________, the
testator, and sworn to and signed in my presence by
________________ and _______________, witnesses, on
____________, __________.
month/day year
____________________________________
(SEAL) Signed
____________________________________
(official capacity of officer)

(3) A codicil to a will may be simultaneously executed and attested, and both the codicil and the original will made self-proved, by acknowledgment of the codicil by the testator and by witnesses’ sworn statements, each made before an officer authorized to administer oaths under the laws of the state in which execution occurs and evidenced by the officer’s certificate, under official seal, in substantially the following form:

I, _______________, the testator, sign my name to this
document on __________, _____. I have taken an oath,
administered by the officer whose signature and seal appear on
this document, swearing that the statements in this document
are true. I declare to that officer that this document is a
codicil to my will; that I sign it willingly or willingly
direct another to sign for me; that I execute it as my
voluntary act for the purposes expressed in this codicil; and
that I am 18 years of age or older, and under no constraint or
undue influence; and that I have sufficient mental capacity to
make this codicil.
_________________________________
(Signature) Testator
We, _______________ and _______________, the witnesses,
sign our names to this document and have taken an oath,
administered by the officer whose signature and seal appear on
this document, to swear that all of the following statements
are true: the individual signing this document as the testator
executes the document as a codicil to his or her will, signs it
willingly or willingly directs another to sign for him or her,
and executes it as his or her voluntary act for the purposes
expressed in this codicil; each of us, in the testator’s
presence, signs this codicil as witness to the testator’s
signing; and, to the best of our knowledge, the testator is
18 years of age or older, is under no constraint or undue
influence, and has sufficient mental capacity to make
this codicil.
_________________________________
(Signature) Witness
_________________________________
(Signature) Witness
The State of ________________________________
County of ___________________________________
Sworn to and signed in my presence by ___________, the
testator, and sworn to and signed in my presence by
________________ and _______________, witnesses, on
____________, __________.
month/day year
____________________________________
(SEAL) Signed
____________________________________
(official capacity of officer)

(4) If necessary to prove the will’s due execution, a signature affixed to a self-proving sworn statement attached to a will is considered a signature affixed to the will.

(5) Instead of the testator and witnesses each making a sworn statement before an officer authorized to administer oaths as prescribed in subsections (1) to (3), a will or codicil may be made self-proved by a written statement that is not a sworn statement. This statement shall state, or incorporate by reference to an attestation clause, the facts regarding the testator and the formalities observed at the signing of the will or codicil as prescribed in subsections (1) to (3). The testator and witnesses shall sign the statement, which must include its execution date and must begin with substantially the following language: “I certify (or declare) under penalty for perjury under the law of the state of Michigan that…”.