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Posted: Sep 21, 2022, 9:45 AM
The Washtenaw County Probate Court properly denied the respondent’s motion to dismiss a petition for continuing mental-health treatment, even though the petition did not strictly comply with the statutory requirements.
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Posted: Apr 20, 2022, 10:15 AM
Even though the parties’ consent judgment of divorce included an offset provision regarding the defendant’s military retirement benefits that was a “mistake” in the exercise of jurisdiction, the defendant’s challenge to enforcing that provision is an improper collateral attack, the Michigan Supreme Court has ruled
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Posted: Dec 22, 2021, 9:10 AM
The petitioner in In re Guardianship and Conservatorship of Pobanz argued, among other things, that the Huron County Probate Court lacked jurisdiction to collect the filing fees because it failed to require the fees when he filed the petitions.
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Posted: Feb 5, 2020, 11:10 AM
A 14-year-old’s petition to change his surname was properly granted by the trial court even though the statutory requirements for a name change were not met, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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