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Statutes > Michigan > Chapter-557 > Act-289-of-1975 > Section-557-265

UNIFORM DISPOSITION OF COMMUNITY PROPERTY RIGHTS AT DEATH ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 289 of 1975

557.265 Perfecting title of surviving spouse if title held by decedent at time of death; duty of personal representative or court.

Sec. 5.

If the title to property to which this act applies was held by the decedent at the time of death, title of the surviving spouse may be perfected by an order of the court or by execution of an instrument by the personal representative or the heirs or devisees of the decedent with the approval of the court. Neither the personal representative nor the court in which the decedent's estate is being administered has a duty to discover or attempt to discover whether property held by the decedent is property to which this act applies, unless a written demand is made by the surviving spouse or the spouse's successor in interest.


History: 1975, Act 289, Eff. Mar. 31, 1976