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Act 216 of 1981

AN ACT to provide for the rights and liabilities of married women with respect to certain real and personal property; to abrogate the common law disabilities of married women with respect to certain contracts; to prescribe the payment and satisfaction of judgments rendered upon certain written contracts; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts.

History: 1981, Act 216, Eff. Mar. 31, 1982

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The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 557.21SectionStatus of property acquired by woman before or after marriage; earnings of married woman.
Section 557.22SectionTrustee for married woman; conveyance of property for use and benefit of married woman.
Section 557.23SectionCommon law disability of married women to contract abrogated.
Section 557.24SectionContract by married woman; liability of husband for breach of contract.
Section 557.25SectionMarried woman as surety for debt or obligation of other person; judgment against married woman; satisfaction.
Section 557.26SectionPledge 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 557.27SectionMarried woman entering contract jointly or severally with other person.
Section 557.28SectionContract relating to property made in contemplation of marriage.
Section 557.29SectionRepeal of MCL 557.1 to 557.5, 557.11, and 557.51 to 557.55.
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