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Probate & Estate Planning

  • 2021-2022 Legislative Session

    HB4164 Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Online Attorney Access to Court Documents
    HB4237 Michigan Estate Tax Act
    HB4542 Michigan Law on Notarial Acts
    HB4847 Estates & Protected Individuals Code, Requirements to be Appointed Guardian
    HB4848 Estates & Protected Individuals Code, Duties of Guardians
    HB4849 Estates & Protected Individuals Code, Appointment of Guardians & Conservators
    HB4850 Estates & Protected Individuals Code, Appointment of Temporary Guardian
    HB4898 Estates and Protected Individuals Code
    HB4899 Michigan Vehicle Code
    HB4900 Michigan Uniform Transfers to Minors Act
    HB4901 Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act
    HB5118 Uniform Unclaimed Property Act, Prepaid Contracts
    HB5758 Estates & Protected Individuals Code, Allowing Electronic Signing
    HB5759 Michigan Law on Notarial Acts, Electronic Notarizations
    SB0315 Uniform Securities Act (2002), Certain Account Disbursements
    SB0526 Estates & Protected Individuals Code, Duties of Guardians & Conservators
    SB0527 Estates & Protected Individuals Code, Requirements of Guardians & Conservators
  • 2019-2020 Legislative Session

    HB5795 Estate & Protected Individuals Code, Electronic Signature of Wills
    HB5933 Estates & Protected Individuals Code, Individuals Eligible to Witness a Will
    SB0464 A Bill to Require Financial Institutions to Report Financial Exploitation
    SB0465 The Social Welfare Act
    SB0721 Personal Property Trust Perpetuities Act
    SB0798 Estates & Protected Individuals Code, Power of Guardian
    SB0862 The Social Welfare Act
  • 2017-2018 Legislative Session

    HB4410 Estates & Protected Individuals Code, Wills and Estates
    HB4821 Estates and Protected Individuals Code, Appointment of the State or County Public Administrator as Personal Representative of a Decedent's Estate in a Formal Proceeding
    HB4822 Estates and Protected Individuals Code, Appointment of the State or County Public Administrator as Personal Representative of a Decedent's Estate in a Formal Proceeding
    HB4905 The General Property Tax Act, Principal Residence Exemption
    HB5075 Estates & Protected Individuals Code, Patient Advocates
    HB5076 Public Health Code, Procedure to Withhold/Withdraw Life-Sustaining Treatment
    HB5362 Estates & Protected Individuals Code
    HB5398 The Use & Recording of Certain Documents Regarding Trusts
    HB6467 Michigan Uniform Transfers to Minor, Amount Modification
    HB6470 Natural Resources & Environmental Protection Act, Watercraft
    HB6471 Estates & Protected Individuals Code, General Amendments
    SB0540 The General Property Tax Act, Definition of Transfer of Ownership
    SB0713 Estates & Protected Individuals Code, Visitation Procedures for Isolated Adults
    SB1182 Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Attorney Fees
    SB1183 Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Attorney Fee Awards
  • 2015-2016 Legislative Session

    HB4645 The General Property Tax Act, Definition of Transfer of Ownership
    HB4930 The General Property Tax Act
    HB5034 Fiduciary Access of Digital Assets
    HB5139 Of Alienation by Deed, and the Proof and Recording of Conveyances
    HB5140 The General Property Tax Act, Transfer of Ownership of Property
    HB5141 The General Property Tax Act, Definition of Transfer of Ownership
    HB5503 Estates & Protected Individuals Code, Appellate Review of Certain Court Orders by Probate Court
    HB5504 Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act
    HB5505 A Bill Relating to Certain Trusts
    HB5638 Estates & Protected Individuals Code, Exempt Property
    HB5704 Estates & Protected Individuals Code, Exempt Property
    SB0270 Estates & Protected Individuals Code
    SB0551 Estates & Protected Individuals Code
    SB0558 Of Estates in Dower
    SB0559 An Act to Provide that Judgments of Divorce Shall Make Provision of the Claims of the Wife in the Property of the Husband
    SB0560 Estates & Protected Individuals Code
    SB0632 Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Jurisdiction on Appeals from Orders & Judgments of the Probate Court
    SB0633 Estates and Protected Individuals Code
    SB0648 The General Property Tax Act, Definition of Transfer of Ownership
    SB0649 Of Alienation by Deed, and the Proof and Recording of Conveyances
    SB0650 The General Property Tax Act, Transfer of Ownership of Property
  • 2013-2014 Legislative Session

    HB5366 Estates & Protected Individuals Code, Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets
    HB5367 Estates & Protected Individuals Code, Fiduciary Access to Digital Access
    HB5368 Estates & Protected Individuals Code, Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets
    HB5369 Estates & Protected Individuals Code, Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets
    HB5370 Estates & Protected Individuals Code, Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets
    HB4013 The Social Welfare Act
    SB0031 Insurance Code of 1956, Insurable Interests
    SB0032 Estates & Protected Individuals Code, Insurable Interests
    SB0144 Mental Health Code
    SB0177 Estates and Protected Individuals Code
    SB0293 Estates & Protected Individuals Code, Provide Access to Certain Online Accounts
    SB0465 Estates & Protected Individuals Code
    SB0466 Uniform Adult Guardianship & Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act
    SB0743 Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Voluntary Membership in State Bar
  • 2011-2012 Legislative Session

    HB5427 Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Property Garnishment
    SB0907 General Property Tax Act, Principal Residence Exemption
    SB0978 Estates and Protected Individuals Code
    SB0979 Personal Property Trust Perpetuities Act
    SB0980 Powers of Appointment Act
    SB1296 Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Statute of Limitations
    HB5154 Uniform Principal & Income Act
    SB0092 Written Acknowledgment of Agent Responsibilties Appointed Under a Power of Attorney
    SB0192 Estate Administration Fee
    SB0404 Medicaid Estate Recovery Program
    SB0406 Medicaid Estate Recovery
    SB0539 Appointment of Guardians and Conservators
    SB0777 The Insurance Code of 1956, Life Insurance & Annuity Replacement Regulation
  • 2009-2010 Legislative Session

    HB5850 Disposition of Remains
    HB6157 Principal Residences
    HB6189 Inheritance Tax
    HB4180 Funeral and Burial Arrangements
    HB4331 Power of Attorney for Individuals 60 Years of Age or Vulnerable Adults
    HB4505 Funeral and Burial Arrangements
    HB4578 Funeral and Burial Arrangements
    HB5009 Personal Property Trust Perpetuities Act
    HB5010 Uniform Statutory Rule Against Perpetuities
    HB5196 Uniform Power of Attorney Act
    SB0027 Professional Corporations Formed by Physicians
    SB0411 Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act
    SB0412 Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act
    SB0885 Final Disposition of Decedent Remains
  • 2007-2008 Legislative Session

    HB5909 Personal Property Trust Perpetuities Act
    HB6539 Personal Property Trust Perpetuities Act
    HB6540 Personal Property Trust Perpetuities Act
    SB1200 Higher Education Savings Plans
    HB4180 Uniform Power of Attorney Act
    HB4602 Statutory Rule Against Perpetuities
  • 2005-2006 Legislative Session

    HB6153 Revises Determining Charitable Intent of Donors to Charitable Trusts
    SB1272 Requires Criminal Background Checks for Guardians and Conservators of Vulnerable Adults or Children
    SB1396 Requires Notification to Credit Agencies of the Existence of a Conservatorship
    HB4752 Prohibits Spouse with Conflict of Interest From Making Decisions Regarding Withdrawal of Life-Prolonging Treatment
    HB5374 Revises Number of Judgeships in Various Circuits and Districts