Aging In Michigan - April 2020

MSC Stops the Clock on Lawsuits

Not to be lost in the all the COVID news, but important to the legal community, was an Order issued by the Michigan Supreme Court which “tolls” the deadline for people to initiate, respond to, or appeal many types of legal matters.

For lawyers, this is an extraordinary event, and one which can have significant implications for many types of litigants.

In the probate and estate planning world, things like accountings get approved when no one objects in a certain period of time. With the clock not running, fiduciaries remain on the hook longer, and distributions from estates and trusts may be delayed.

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