ESTATES AND PROTECTED INDIVIDUALS CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 386 of 1998
700.6101 Effect of death.
(1) A provision for a nonprobate transfer on death in an insurance policy, contract of employment, bond, mortgage, promissory note, certificated or uncertificated security, account agreement, custodial agreement, deposit agreement, compensation plan, pension plan, individual retirement plan, employee benefit plan, trust, conveyance, deed of gift, marital property agreement, or other written instrument of similar nature is nontestamentary. This subsection includes a written provision in the instrument that is intended to result in 1 or more of the following:
(a) Money or another benefit due to, controlled by, or owned by a decedent before death is paid after the decedent's death to a person, including a trustee of a trust created by will, whom the decedent designates either in the instrument or in a separate writing, including a will, executed either before, at the same time as, or after the instrument.
(b) Money due or to become due under the instrument ceases to be payable in the event of death of the promisee or the promisor before payment or demand.
(c) Property the decedent controls or owns before death that is the subject of the instrument passes to a person the decedent designates either in the instrument or in a separate writing, including a will, executed either before, at the same time as, or after the instrument.
(2) This section does not limit creditors' rights under another law of this state or another state or under federal law.
History: 1998, Act 386, Eff. Apr. 1, 2000
Am. 2009, Act 46, Eff. Apr. 1, 2010
Popular Name: EPIC
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