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Public Policy Bill Position Detail
Session: 2011-2012
Bill: HB4672
Sponsor: Walsh, John
Title: Division of Property in Divorce

Family law; marriage and divorce; division of property in divorce; enact statutory standards. Amends secs. 18 & 19 of 1846 RS 84 (MCL 552.18 & 552.19).

Positions:

    Family Law Section
    Oppose : View Position PDF

    State Bar of Michigan
    Oppose the bills as introduced, and support the current and ongoing efforts to produce revised drafts of the bills that meet the following goals: (1) Incorporation of current statutory law; (2) Clarification of equitable factors relevant to judicial review; (3) Codification of existing case law pertaining to commonly recurring fact patterns; (4) Consideration of existing and pending uniform state laws; (5) Maintenance of judicial discretion; (6) Improving the predictability of outcomes in cases without individual agreements; (7) Identification of the circumstances, if any, under which a private agreement that conflicts with the statutes would be trumped by the statutes. (Position adopted by roll call vote. Commissioners voting in favor of the position: Anderson, Barnes, Brake, Buchanan, Buiteweg, Courtade, Cunningham, Einhorn, Erhart, Escobedo, Fershtman, Gobbo, Haroutunian, Kallman, McGinnis, D., McGinnis, M., Niforos, Nolan, Olsman, Perkins, Radke, Riordan, Robinson, Rockwell, Rombach, Siriani, Strong Marks, Sullivan, Thomas, Warnez, Jenkins. Commissioners abstaining: Costello.) : View Position PDF

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