ESTATES AND PROTECTED INDIVIDUALS CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 386 of 1998
700.3701 Powers and duties of personal representative; commencement; accrual.
A personal representative's duties and powers commence on appointment. A personal representative's powers relate back in time to give acts by the person appointed that are beneficial to the estate occurring before appointment the same effect as those occurring after appointment. Subject to sections 3206 to 3207, before or after appointment, a person named as personal representative in a will may carry out the decedent's written instructions relating to the decedent's body, funeral, and burial arrangements. A personal representative may ratify and accept an act on behalf of the estate done by another if the act would have been proper for a personal representative.
History: 1998, Act 386, Eff. Apr. 1, 2000
Am. 2006, Act 299, Imd. Eff. July 20, 2006
Am. 2016, Act 57, Eff. June 27, 2016
Popular Name: EPIC
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