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Chapter 557 - PROPERTY OF HUSBAND AND WIFE
Act 168 of 1855 ‑ Repealed-RIGHTS OF MARRIED WOMEN (557.1 - 557.5)
Act 196 of 1911 ‑ Repealed-EARNINGS OF MARRIED WOMEN (557.11 - 557.11)
Act 216 of 1981 ‑ RIGHTS AND LIABILITY OF MARRIED WOMEN (557.21 - 557.29)
     Section 557.21 ‑ Status of property acquired by woman before or after marriage; earnings of married woman.
     Section 557.22 ‑ Trustee for married woman; conveyance of property for use and benefit of married woman.
     Section 557.23 ‑ Common law disability of married women to contract abrogated.
     Section 557.24 ‑ Contract by married woman; liability of husband for breach of contract.
     Section 557.25 ‑ Married woman as surety for debt or obligation of other person; judgment against married woman; satisfaction.
     Section 557.26 ‑ Pledge or assignment by married woman of interest in separate property as security for debt of other person; contract by married woman giving general guarantee; satisfaction of judgment.
     Section 557.27 ‑ Married woman entering contract jointly or severally with other person.
     Section 557.28 ‑ Contract relating to property made in contemplation of marriage.
     Section 557.29 ‑ Repeal of MCL 557.1 to 557.5, 557.11, and 557.51 to 557.55.
Act 158 of 1917 ‑ Repealed-JOINT LIABILITY OF MARRIED WOMAN WITH HUSBAND ON WRITTEN INSTRUMENTS (557.51 - 557.55)
Act 288 of 1975 ‑ INCOME RIGHTS OF HUSBAND AND WIFE AS TENANTS BY ENTIRETY (557.71 - 557.71)
     Section 557.71 ‑ Equal rights of husband and wife holding property as tenants by entirety.
Act 126 of 1925 ‑ LAND HELD AS TENANCY BY ENTIRETY (557.81 - 557.81)
     Section 557.81 ‑ Sale of land held by entirety; survivorship of rights of vendor.
Act 210 of 1927 ‑ TERMINATION OF TENANCIES BY ENTIRETY (557.101 - 557.102)
     Section 557.101 ‑ Tenancy by entirety; termination.
     Section 557.102 ‑ Act declaratory of common law.
Act 118 of 1978 ‑ OWNERSHIP OF PROPERTY ACQUIRED JOINTLY AFTER GOOD FAITH MARRIAGE (557.111 - 557.111)
     Section 557.111 ‑ Ownership of property acquired jointly after good faith marriage.
Act 212 of 1927 ‑ JOINT OWNERSHIP OF PERSONAL PROPERTY IN JOINT TENANCY (557.151 - 557.151)
     Section 557.151 ‑ Evidence of indebtedness payable to husband and wife; ownership in joint tenancy.
Act 317 of 1947 ‑ MICHIGAN COMMUNITY PROPERTY ACT (557.201 - 557.220)
***** Act 317 of 1947 THIS ACT WAS REPEALED BY ACT 39 OF 1948 (1ST EX. SESS.) EFFECTIVE MAY 10, 1948, SUBJECT TO SAVINGS PROVISIONS IN ยง 557.252 ET SEQ. *****
     Section 557.201 ‑ Separate property of husband; control, disposition, dower of wife.
     Section 557.202 ‑ Separate property of wife; control, disposition.
     Section 557.203 ‑ Property owned jointly or by entirety by husband and wife; control, inapplicability of act.
     Section 557.204 ‑ Community property; interest of husband and wife.
     Section 557.205 ‑ Presumption that property is community property; exceptions, rebuttal.
     Section 557.206 ‑ Community property; right of wife or husband to receive and control earnings for personal services; limitations; effect of breach; rights of third persons.
     Section 557.207 ‑ Community property; representation in actions against; enforcement of judgment or decree; exceptions.
     Section 557.208 ‑ Community property; conveyances or transfer between husband and wife; equity of creditors.
     Section 557.209 ‑ Community property; control or disposition; liability of separate property for debts benefiting community interest; satisfaction of debts; personal services.
     Section 557.210 ‑ Exemptions; homestead, encumbrance or disposition.
     Section 557.211 ‑ Incapacity of husband or wife; substitution of other spouse; petition; hearing; decree; recording copy; jurisdiction of probate code.
     Section 557.212 ‑ Community property; rights of husband or wife on divorce or separation.
     Section 557.213 ‑ Community property; disposition upon death of either husband or wife; administration of estate; procedure.
     Section 557.214 ‑ Community property; curtesy or dower; dower of wife in separate property of husband.
     Section 557.215 ‑ Applicability of act.
     Section 557.216 ‑ Life insurance proceeds; payment by insurer; discharge; effect of notice by person claiming interest in policy or payment.
     Section 557.217 ‑ Effect of act.
     Section 557.218 ‑ Michigan community property act; short title.
     Section 557.219 ‑ Effective date of act.
     Section 557.220 ‑ Repeal.
Act 39 of 1948 (1st Ex. Sess.) ‑ REPEAL OF COMMUNITY PROPERTY ACT (557.251 - 557.255)
     Section 557.251 ‑ Repealed. 1980, Act 180, Imd. Eff. July 2, 1980.
     Section 557.252 ‑ Repeal of community property act; effect.
     Section 557.253 ‑ Repeal of community property act; community property on effective date of repeal, continuance, notice of claim.
     Section 557.254 ‑ Repeal of community property act; community property thereafter derived, continuance, notice of claim.
     Section 557.255 ‑ Reliance on acts of husband or wife.
Act 289 of 1975 ‑ UNIFORM DISPOSITION OF COMMUNITY PROPERTY RIGHTS AT DEATH ACT (557.261 - 557.271)
     Section 557.261 ‑ Short title.
     Section 557.262 ‑ Property to which act applies.
     Section 557.263 ‑ Rebuttable presumptions.
     Section 557.264 ‑ Disposition of property upon death of married person.
     Section 557.265 ‑ Perfecting title of surviving spouse if title held by decedent at time of death; duty of personal representative or court.
     Section 557.266 ‑ Action to perfect title held by surviving spouse at time of decedent's death; duty of personal representative.
     Section 557.267 ‑ Purchaser for value; lender taking security interest in property.
     Section 557.268 ‑ Rights of creditors.
     Section 557.269 ‑ Married persons not prevented from severing or altering interests in property.
     Section 557.270 ‑ Disposition of property by will.
     Section 557.271 ‑ Application and construction of act.

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