ESTATES AND PROTECTED INDIVIDUALS CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 386 of 1998
700.3955 Liability of distributees to claimants.
After estate property is distributed and subject to section 3957, an undischarged claim not barred may be prosecuted in a proceeding against 1 or more distributees. A distributee is not liable to a claimant for an amount received as exempt property or as a homestead or family allowance, or for an amount in excess of the value of the distributee's distribution as of the time of distribution. As between distributees, each shall bear the cost of satisfaction of an unbarred claim as if the claim had been satisfied in the course of administration. If a distributee fails to notify other distributees of the demand made upon the distributee by the claimant in sufficient time to permit them to join in a proceeding in which the claim is asserted, the distributee loses the right of contribution against other distributees.
History: 1998, Act 386, Eff. Apr. 1, 2000
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