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Act 288 of 1939
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PROBATE CODE OF 1939

Act 288 of 1939

AN ACT to revise and consolidate the statutes relating to certain aspects of the family division of circuit court, to the jurisdiction, powers, and duties of the family division of circuit court and its judges and other officers, to the change of name of adults and children, and to the adoption of adults and children; to prescribe certain jurisdiction, powers, and duties of the family division of circuit court and its judges and other officers; to prescribe the manner and time within which certain actions and proceedings may be brought in the family division of the circuit court; to prescribe pleading, evidence, practice, and procedure in certain actions and proceedings in the family division of circuit court; to provide for appeals from certain actions in the family division of circuit court; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments, agencies, and officers; to provide for certain immunity from liability; and to provide remedies and penalties.


History: 1939, Act 288, Eff. Sept. 29, 1939 ;-- Am. 1972, Act 175, Imd. Eff. June 16, 1972 ;-- Am. 1982, Act 72, Imd. Eff. Apr. 14, 1982 ;-- Am. 1982, Act 398, Imd. Eff. Dec. 28, 1982 ;-- Am. 1997, Act 163, Eff. Jan. 1, 1998 ;-- Am. 2000, Act 232, Eff. Jan. 1, 2001


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The People of the State of Michigan enact:

DocumentTypeDescription
288-1939-IDivisionCHAPTER I PROBATE COURTS (701.1...701.55)
288-1939-IIDivisionCHAPTER II DECEDENTS' ESTATES (702.1...702.117)
288-1939-IIIDivisionCHAPTER III GUARDIANS AND WARDS (703.1...703.35)
288-1939-IVDivisionCHAPTER IV FIDUCIARIES (704.1...704.60)
288-1939-VDivisionCHAPTER V ESTATES OF DISAPPEARED PERSONS (705.1...705.34)
288-1939-VIDivisionCHAPTER VI TESTAMENTARY TRUSTEE OR GUARDIAN (706.1...706.6)
288-1939-VIIDivisionCHAPTER VII COLLECTION OF ASSETS (707.1...707.20)
288-1939-VIIIDivisionCHAPTER VIII CLAIMS (708.1...708.41)
288-1939-IXDivisionCHAPTER IX SALE, MORTGAGE OR LEASE OF PROPERTY (709.1...709.62)
288-1939-XDivisionCHAPTER X MICHIGAN ADOPTION CODE (710.1...710.70)
288-1939-XIDivisionCHAPTER XI CHANGE OF NAME OF ADULT OR MINOR (711.1...711.3)
288-1939-XIIDivisionCHAPTER XII SAFE DELIVERY OF NEWBORNS (712.1...712.20)
288-1939-XIIADivisionCHAPTER XIIA JURISDICTION, PROCEDURE, AND DISPOSITION INVOLVING MINORS (712A.1...712A.32)
288-1939-XIIBDivisionCHAPTER XIIB (712B.1...712B.41)
288-1939-XIIIDivisionCHAPTER XIII MISCELLANEOUS AND REPEALS (713.1...713.6)